Though the deluge of racist statements below were made by @dopebieber, as well as her stated intent to dress as “ni**ers” for Halloween, the origin of the picture is now called into question as well as the authenticity of the @kinkystyles account.
Thanks to Twitter user @VeronicaIsLive for bringing this to our attention.
Updated: 10:52 P.M. ET, 10/31/13:
Both @dopebieber and @kinkystyles have received multiple death and rape threats via Twitter as the picture of them in Blackface continues to gain steam.
Updated Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5:35 p.m., ET
One of the White teens who posted a picture dressed in blackface because she’s a “n***er” for Halloween, responded to criticism by saying that Black people need to stop worrying about her costume and start worrying about finding their fathers.
This incident caps two weeks of tasteless costumes.
As previously reported by NewsOne, actress and dancer Julianne Hough issued an apology after dressing in Blackface as the character “Crazy Eyes” from the hit Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black.”
The NBA’s Utah Jazz issued an apology yesterday for tweeting a picture of a White fan dressed as veteran player Karl Malone for Halloween.
A viral photo of a White teen dressed in blackface as a dead Trayvon Martin continues to make the rounds on social media.
On Halloween, callers to “NewsOne Now,” with Roland Martin weighed in on the trend. “I think it’s part of the white privilege that’s going around,” one caller said. Another chalked it up to backlash against the presidency of Barack Obama.
Listen to what they had to say below, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” weekdays at 7 a.m. ET., starting Monday, Nov. 4.