Tag Archives: whiteface

Remember: Jamie Foxx as Tyrone Koppel

10 Feb

Back in November we put together a list of Great Moments in Whiteface History. When we published it, I had a nagging feeling that I had forgotten one of my favorites, but I couldn’t remember what it was.

Luckily, the other day a commenter called us out on forgetting Jamie Foxx’s Tyrone Koppel character and I realized that’s the one we forgot. I’m still not clear on whether Koppel is supposed to be white, black or ashy, but this character used to have me rolling back in the day.

Here’s why:

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Do the White Thing: Great Moments in Whiteface History

15 Nov

After every Halloween the internet is flooded with stories and photos of white people dressed in blackface. A brief look into American history explains why 99% of the time this is a horrible idea and  extremely offensive.

There are a few examples of blackface being done in a somewhat acceptable manner (see: Tropic Thunder – even that was cringe-worthy at times), but overall it’s a great way to stumble into an ass-whooping.

“Whiteface” on the other hand is generally hilarious (as it has the luxury of having no shameful history), so after the jump check out our list of Great Moments in “Whiteface” History.

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