Don’t you hate it when you innocently go to a fancy-dress party in a cool costume and you have a fun night with all your pals and then you wake up the next day and you’re the most racist/disgusting/worst person on earth?
I’m am so shocked and disturbed to see this behavior from someone I’m meant to call a “teammate” pic.twitter.com/Rz9Hp33oCs
— Elizabeth Cambage (@ecambage) February 21, 2016
The Alice Kunek Blackface controversy of recent days isn’t an isolated incident of fancy-dress gone wrong. On Australia Day this year, two young men dressed up in black face as indigenous Australians for an ‘Aussie Icon’ party, and most recently, Warney’s daughter Brooke posted an instagram photo (and hashtagged #holocaust) of her pals dressed as the deceased pilots of the recent Malaysian Airlines tragedy, and Holocaust victims. Awkward. So here it is Australia. Print this out. Stick it on the fridge. Circulate to all fancy-dress-party-lovers everywhere. Letterbox all the costume shops. Here is The Definitive Guide on What Not To Wear To Fancy Dress Parties.
Don’t do it. Not at a fancy dress party, not at a sporting game, nowhere.