I'm sure there is a diversity of views
Yes, there is:
As a brown dude, I don't get it. If you're offended by people using your skin color in a non-derogatory way, aren't you implying that looking like you is somehow bad?
I love being brown, and if other people want a piece of that action, go ahead imo."
There is a difference between using blackface as a mockery because you're racist, and making yourself look like the person you idolize. It's literally the same thing as dressing up as your favourite actor. Please let's not just put everything under one umbrella. Intentions matter"
Given that the United States is not the world and given that Poland's history is very different then our own, would it not be reasonable that "blackface" in Poland doesn't have the same racist connotations that it has here in the US?
Also it sounds like the whole controversy is just a handful of social media trolls. Is this even really news?"
Can we take into consideration the fact that it wasn't used to mock the race but make artist appear more similar to them? It's the whole point of this ****** show.
Also I love how we are just exporting issues from US and pretend they are worldwide.
Aight downvote me now. Peace."
There are more comments like this.
however on the whole, 'blacking up' is seen negatively.
Are you sure that "on the whole"? Where exactly? In Africa? Or only in the West?
It's very weird and infantile to expect people in foreign countries with very different histories to care about localized trauma....
And ignorant and pretty self-centered/insane to me, tbh.