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Instagram Influencer Under Fire For Posting ‘Blackface’ Pic, Netizens Accuse Her Of ‘Promoting Racism’

Kuwaiti Makeup Artist And Influencer Ghadeer Sultan, However, Insists She Is Not 'racist' And Refuses To Take Down The Contents.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 03 Jan 2020, 05:22:05 PM
Instagram Influencer Under Fire For Posting ‘Blackface’ Pic

Instagram Influencer Under Fire For Posting ‘Blackface’ Pic (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Kuwaiti makeup artist and makeup artist, Ghadeer Sultan has been accused of ‘racism’ for posting photos and video of herself in ‘blackface’ transformation to her 2 million followers. Sultan first posted a short video clip on her Instagram page on Wednesday, with Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s song ‘We Are the World’ playing in the background, showcasing her different looks in a range of skin colours and wigs.

‘’No matter where you are from or what you believe in, we are all children of this world, and we all share it together equally.Beauty comes in all shapes and colors, so lets love each other and celebrate our unity .
I love u all , happy new year’’.

Followers of the makeup artist were the least pleased with her makeup, calling out the artist of ‘racism’.

"Sis, that's blackface, what are you doing?" one commenter wrote, while another added: "That's racist, you know that right?"

Another wrote that the song’ We Are the World’ is in stark contrast to her content schooling the influencer’,

‘What you did there is totally can't do the blackface that considered a racist action ...and idk why are you doing those expressions and moves which are totally different from what the song is talking about’.

In response to the accusations, Sultan posted another photo of herself in blackface explaining that she is not a racist.

"I hate racism," she wrote. "What I've done is only to show what I am capable of. I love you all."

Her defence to racism accusations has however failed to mollify the followers with many calling the artist "attention-seeking" and asking her to educate herself on ‘racism’.

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First Published : 03 Jan 2020, 05:20:41 PM