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cjvandy
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paul's black mask/blackface:
07/17/17 11:37 AM




Honestly, just asking the question because I want to know the answer. If Paul wears a black mask to dress up like a snake, why is that offensive? It's hard to ask that question because most people might think I'm defending it. I'm not defending it because if people are offended, then they have every right to be offended. I'm just wondering why it is offensive.

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* paul's black mask/blackface:
cjvandy
07/17/17 11:37 AM
xx * was it racist for 2 black guys to make a movie called 2 white chicks and paint their faces white? oh, wait.... NT
sthflachk
07/17/17 11:55 AM
xx * Actually, if I recall correctly there were concerns about that when it first came out. Some called foul, some called it "reclaiming" blackface. NT
JlynnB
07/17/17 11:57 AM
xx * I just think it's all dumb. Any time a white person does something it must be about race and people get all butt hurt. NT
sthflachk
07/17/17 12:00 PM
xx * I understand why you feel that way, but we have to consider history. Far too much harm was done through blackface "comedies" & it's now a sensitive
JlynnB
07/17/17 12:13 PM
xx * Well...
JlynnB
07/17/17 11:52 AM
xx * Speaking of black faces - I'd like to see BB cast 8 black people and 8 white people. I would watch. (And NO returnees & no battle backs!) NT
ratts
07/17/17 11:51 AM
xx * Yeah, I hate the token blacks or the token gays they put on there. I'd like to see a season with a token white or a token heterosexual. NT
robin0
07/17/17 11:54 AM
xx * I wonder what the statistics are on people who apply. Color, gender, orientation etc. it would be interesting to see. NT
sthflachk
07/17/17 12:01 PM
xx * That's kinda ridiculous too, though...they should put a more balanced group in there to be sure, but don't take it to an opposite extreme.... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 11:58 AM
xx * hey with that black beard isn't he already in half blackface? he don't need no mask! NT
ratts
07/17/17 11:47 AM
xx * I don't think the issue is he wants to dress like a "snake" the problem is he wants to taunt Dominquie who is isolated and targeted while wearing
Dani
07/17/17 11:44 AM
xx * She is the one who made the accusation. She is the one who wanted to call people out publicly. She isolated herself. Personal accountability. NT
WillRulz
07/17/17 11:49 AM
xx * Yep, I have no sympathy for her or Jesus. NT
robin0
07/17/17 11:56 AM
xx * Yikes. No sympathy for God in the flesh who died for our sins? I'd be careful lumping his name in with broken human beings who profess his name.
Rex_Thunder
07/17/17 12:07 PM
xx * Exactly!!! ^^ NT
ILuvMySteelers
07/17/17 11:54 AM
xx * I'm hispanic I find it highly offensive because the two nominees are black. I sure he wouldn't have done that if they were both white. NT
tasha55
07/17/17 11:44 AM
xx * There is no intent at all. It is not racially motivated. The intention and reasoning is important. His choice of colour is not purposeful. NT
WillRulz
07/17/17 11:54 AM
xx * ??? It's about HIM being called a snake... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 11:51 AM
xx * Oh I think he would have. He's imitating a snake because he was called a snake. Him using black on his face has NOTHING to do with race NT
binkie94
07/17/17 11:48 AM
xx * I know that, and i know paul isn't racist but it looks wrong to others because Dom is black and jessica is half hispanic. Even davonne was upset
tasha55
07/17/17 11:55 AM
xx * Likely an uninformed opinion... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 12:03 PM
xx * I can guarantee Day isn't watching the feeds and is only going off of what people are tweeting her. I'd bet it wasn't the full story NT
binkie94
07/17/17 12:00 PM
xx * 100% ... this is a VERY Paul thing to do... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 11:52 AM
xx * ?? Jess isn't black. NT
SouthernBelladonna *
07/17/17 11:46 AM
xx * Dom called him a snake so he's wanting to dress up like a snack. It's not racial or about Jess. NT
Pinkmallow
07/17/17 11:52 AM
xx * Oh, I know. This whole thing is being blown totally out of proportion. Especially since nothing has actually happened. NT
SouthernBelladonna *
07/17/17 11:56 AM
xx * she says she is NT
sthflachk
07/17/17 11:50 AM
xx * When? NT
lianna
07/17/17 11:59 AM
xx * Something about her being mixed with black brazilian NT
sthflachk
07/17/17 12:05 PM
xx * I've totally missed that. When did she say she was black? NT
SouthernBelladonna *
07/17/17 11:53 AM
xx * I believe it was the week Cody was OTB and him and Jess were talking in the HN room. I remember posts that night saying Jess is black NT
binkie94
07/17/17 12:05 PM
xx * I don't think Jess is black NT
Jordan393
07/17/17 11:45 AM
xx * Since he hasn't actually done anything and was going off what other HGs suggested for his costume, the whole thing is ridiculous.
SouthernBelladonna *
07/17/17 11:43 AM
xx * Overly sensitive generation is taking over... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 11:41 AM
xx * ^^TRUTH^^ NT
JustNo
07/17/17 11:49 AM
xx * Wil got a lot hate for portraying black HG with black make up
uselessfan
07/17/17 11:44 AM
xx * which was dumb too. how else is he supposed to portray a black person. NT
sthflachk
07/17/17 11:53 AM
xx * indeed..we live in a society where holding a door for a woman is considered misogynist by some. NT
cutgr
07/17/17 11:43 AM
xx * its not racist. this is a silly argument to even be having. NT
naomii
07/17/17 11:40 AM
xx * Because blackface in general is offensive. Aside from that, Dom called him a snake and she is black. NT
robin0
07/17/17 11:40 AM
xx * Black face should only be considered racist if it is used to imitate or denigrate an African-American. Not imitating a snake. NT
AZ_Cards_11
07/17/17 11:44 AM
xx * The whole wearing of the snake is being done to intimidate Dom. NT
robin0
07/17/17 11:57 AM
xx * RIGHT...b/c she called him a snake... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 11:59 AM
xx * this! NT
sthflachk
07/17/17 11:51 AM
xx * I don't think he meant anything offensive mask happens to b black. BUT that said, he's going to be destroyed when he hears how tmz will portray itNT
Jordan393
07/17/17 11:39 AM
xx * Well it is racist... I mean would he be doing this if Dom was white? Nope. NT
westfeeder
07/17/17 11:38 AM
xx * I don't think it's racially motivated at all, but I do think it's a very stupid idea and he should realize it will be taken that eay. Not worth it. NT
gd2BQueen
07/17/17 11:54 AM
xx * Paul dressing up like a snake after someone likely to be evicted called him a snake, is VERY Paul...no matter what race you are... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 11:45 AM
xx * Yes, he would. Her race or background has nothing to do with his colour choice at all. Context and intent means everything. NT
WillRulz
07/17/17 11:45 AM
xx * I'm sure he would, I don't think he'd do it to be racist,but it would appear racist no matter what he'd say he would be picked apart on Twitter NT
Trinity
07/17/17 11:43 AM
xx * Agreed! There"s no way to put a positive spin on black face makeup. NT
gd2BQueen
07/17/17 12:00 PM
xx * Actually I believe he would still do it and if she were white we wouldn't be having this discussion. People trying to turn this into a race thing NT
binkie94
07/17/17 11:43 AM
xx * ^^THIS^^ NT
Jordan393
07/17/17 11:47 AM
xx * I don't think it was racist there are lots of black snakes ... the rat snake is a black snake.. I feel he was not racist at all. NT
azluvbb
07/17/17 11:43 AM
xx * Has nothing to do with the color of the snake...black is his signature color...that's almost all he owns... NT
Evil_TX_Redhead
07/17/17 11:46 AM
xx * Paul's thing is black. BB told him this..that is why he is allowed to wear so much black. So yes..he probably would if DOM was white. BUT he cant ..
uselessfan
07/17/17 11:42 AM
xx * so, you're saying it's racist because it is targeted towards Dom. I get that, but isn't it just about being a snake? NT
cjvandy
07/17/17 11:40 AM
xx * Okay I missed that part. Still its not a smart decision to do on TV, and I don't think he will go through with it tbh NT
westfeeder
07/17/17 11:43 AM
xx * He WAS going to use GREEN OR BLACK face mask. For snake costume. He asked and HG thought black was better. Nothing to do with Doms color NT
ILuvMySteelers
07/17/17 11:40 AM
xx * actually he would be going through with it if she was white. The whole point is to look like a snake not like Dominique. NT
Vernon5
07/17/17 11:39 AM
xx * THIS! It has gotten ridiculous NT
lianna
07/17/17 11:42 AM
xx * I just read about it on tmz. NT
Goeight
07/17/17 11:45 AM
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