|Brittany||East Indian & Native American|
|Erin||Tibetan & Egyptian|
|Jennifer||Batswana & Polynesian|
|Laura||Mexican & Greek|
|Nicole||Japanese & Malagasy|
|Sundai||Russian & Moroccan|
The ANTM photo shoot has stirred up controversy, with many deeming it racially offensive. Various posts have stated that the models appeared in blackface, which I think is very misleading. I don't know about you, but when I hear the term "blackface" I have visions of Al Jolson down on one knee belting out "Mammy". I saw the photo shoot as a celebration of multi-culturalism. It wasn't as if the models were transformed into offensive caricatures like the aforementioned Jolson or Mickey Rooney's embarrassing portrayal of an Asian in the 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany's.
Due to my schedule, I didn't get a chance to post about the ANTM controversy when I read about it late last month. Although the episode has already aired, I think the topic is still worthy of discussion.
Below is a clip from the ANTM episode:
Do you think the photo shoot was offensive?