New York Times changes ‘blackface’ headline after public outrage over double standard

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The New York Times was hit with an onslaught of social media outrage after some noticed a double standard in their headlines covering blackface controversies from Democrats.

The story covered revelations about Virginia’s Attorney General, who is a Democrat, and his stunning admission that he had once dressed up like a rap artist and darkened his face in the costume.

The New York Times referred to it as “Dark Makeup” in their headline.

But many social media users lined up to point out that in January, the New York Times had published a critique referring to a scene in the revered movie “Mary Poppins” where the title character ended up with dark soot on her face. In order to heighten the controversy, they called that image “blackface” in the headline.

Even some on the left were angered by the headline. Liberal activist Oliver Willis noted the odd description and blamed the lack of “people of color” at the New York Times.

“That the New York Times won’t even use ‘blackface’ in this headline is offensive, damning and — yet again — underscores that protecting whiteness is an institutional standard,” tweeted Saeed Jones of Buzzfeed.

“I would read the hell out of a Times Insider piece on how blackface became ‘dark makeup’,” said Miriam Elder of Buzzfeed.

Eventually the Times changed their headline to use the term “blackface,” but did not issue a correction or note the chance in their article.

Here’s more about the recent blackface scandals:

VA attorney general admits he wore blackface at a college party

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