A writer for the sports blog Deadspin accused a child of wearing “blackface” to a Kansas City Chiefs game, sparking controversy online.
The child wore an American Indian headdress and painted half his face red and the other half black.
The writer called on the NFL to speak out against the young fan and criticized the league for participating in prejudice. (Trending: Chilling Surveillance Program Under Biden Exposed)
Of course. Also, though it is sometimes offensive, there's nothing inherently wrong with "blackface." (Just ask Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Silverman, Dan Aykroyd, John Slattery, et al.!) https://t.co/ALZr3xiMGm
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) November 28, 2023
“It takes a lot to disrespect two groups of people at once. But on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, a Kansas City Chiefs fan found a way to hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time,” they wrote.
“This is what happens when you ban books, stand against Critical Race Theory, and try to erase centuries of hate,” they added.
“For the idiots in my mentions who are treating this as some harmless act because the other side of his face was painted red, I could make the argument that it makes it even worse. Y’all are the ones who hate Mexicans but wear sombreros on Cinco,” the writer posted on X.
— Olivia Rondeau 🇺🇸 (@rondeaulivia) November 28, 2023
The accusation was met with backlash, with some defending the child and others criticizing the writer for overreacting.
“Deadspin writer here is trying to ruin the life of a child while insisting he’s actually the good guy in this situation,” one X user posted.
“This race-hustling loser is tripling-down on attacking a young kid as ‘Racist!’ for wearing Kansas City Chiefs face-paint,” another wrote.
“We’ve spent decades paying some of the dumbest and most sensitive people alive to produce absolute drivel like this,” said Wilfred Reilly, a Kentucky State University professor.
The Daily Signal’s Tony Kinnett stated, “as a federally-registered member of the Cherokee Nation, I give any and all of you full permission to wear headdresses and tribal clothing.”
“Paint your face red. Do a rain dance (then repent and seek Jesus). Also bring back the Cleveland Indians.”