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Tube Passenger Sparks Outrage After Painting His Face Black For Halloween Costume

Rebecca Shepherd

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Tube Passenger Sparks Outrage After Painting His Face Black For Halloween Costume

A video has emerged of a man travelling on the London Underground wearing a black painted face.

When the guy was quizzed about his choice of 'costume' by another passenger, he defended himself and answered 'why not?'

The man, who wore a black curly wig and suit along with the fact paint, defended himself by shrugging and denying that there was a problem.

Credit: Twitter/@DOkoriko
Credit: Twitter/@DOkoriko

A woman told him: "It's a bit racist that you put black make up on." She went on to try and explain what the problem was with a Halloween costume like the one he was wearing.

Video footage of the altercation, which took place on the Central Line, was posted on to Twitter with the caption: "It's 2018 ? How is this still happening ?"

The clip was posted yesterday and has had over 4,300 retweets and 7,500 likes.

Credit: Twitter/@DOkoriko
Credit: Twitter/@DOkoriko

According to the Metro, people believed the man was attempting to dress up as Samuel L Jackson's character Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction.

A woman responded to the initial tweet saying: "His shrug of the shoulders and utter nonchalance with the woman next to him looking bemused is probably the most scary thing about this video #its2018 #WhitePrivilege"

Another called for people to react with violence, saying: "Too much 'Twitter do ya thang' and not enough drapesing man out of his seat and fisting him up."

Before adding: "Sometimes that's the only way these people listen. Because he's never been banged in the face that's why he feels confident enough to go out in public like this without fear of consequences. It's a necessary evil man."


Other people came to the stranger's defence with one saying: "Not sure why dressing up as a black celebrity is classed as racist, I'd not be offended if someone black whited up as a white celebrity, I think the problem is people being over sensitive, people tend to cry over everything and anything they can."

Another added: "People dress in green on St Patrick's day and act like leprechauns and you don't get up in arms. If I want to be Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction by not. He's badass not cause I'm racist?"

A third commented: "Idk if its racist I see African Americans wearing costumes of white, Mexican, arab characters etc.. Like wtf you dont all those other races making a fuss about it. Grow up it's 20 fucking 18".

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@DOkoriko

Topics: Racism, News, Racist, UK, London

Rebecca Shepherd
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