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Man in blackface mocking ‘The Little Mermaid’ identified as Indonesian star’s sibling

  • Jossi Marchelli, the brother of popular Indonesian actor Acha Septriasa, has been banned from TikTok for posting a video in blackface mocking Halle Bailey, the star of the upcoming live-action adaptation of  “The Little Mermaid.”
  • The now-deleted video shows Marchelli sitting in front of a TV with his back to the camera. When the film’s trailer shows Bailey onscreen, the man turns around with his darkened face to talk to the camera.
  • “Mommy, she looks just like me,” he says in a mocking tone.
  • Marchelli’s video gained attention after popular TikToker Aunt Karen, who is known for calling out users of the social media platform, criticized his actions. She also discovered that he used to study at Chicago’s Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
  • Aunt Karen's most recent TikTok video about Marchelli has garnered over 2.2 million views and 383,000 likes so far.

The man in blackface who posted a TikTok video mocking “The Little Mermaid” star Halle Bailey has been identified as a former law student and the sibling of an Indonesian star with over 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

Jossi Marchelli, the brother of Indonesian actor Acha Septriasa, stirred controversy on TikTok after popular TikToker Aunt Karen shared his video earlier this week.

Video of Black racist caricature doll sold on Chinese retail site goes viral

racist doll
  • A TikTok user has shared a promotional video of a plush doll that many online have criticized for being racist on Chinese retail site AliExpress.
  • Many viewers found it jarring to see the woman in the video treat the doll as a harmless toy despite its offensive and exaggerated features.

A promotional video for a plush doll that allegedly appeared on the online Chinese retail giant AliExpress has gone viral on social media, as viewers were shocked to see an anti-Black caricature depicted as a harmless toy. 

TikToker @auntKaren0 posted a reaction video on Sunday, playing the original promotional video in the background as she watches with confusion and disappointment. 

Chinese UMich professor causes student uproar after showing movie featuring blackface actor

Bright Sheng University of Michigan blackface student backlash

World-renowned University of Michigan (UM) music professor Bright Sheng faced backlash from students after he showed his fall seminar class a movie with blackface in it.

Controversy: Sheng showed the 1965 movie “Othello” to his undergraduate music composition seminar class on Sept. 10, where actor Laurence Olivier plays the character of the titular Moorish King while in blackface.

Chinese clothing brand accused of using blackface on their models in runway show

blackface 022397BLUFF models accusation

On Oct. 14, a runway show in China organized by clothing brand 022397Bluff caught some social media users’ attention for allegedly using blackface on its models.

Blackface accusation: Shanghai-based journalist Siyuan Meng shared a picture of the event on Twitter last week, which showed a line of runway models who donned colorful clothes and had their faces painted black.

Honolulu Councilman Accused of Racism, Transphobia for Blackface in ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Skit

Augie Tulba

Social media users expressed concern after Filipino American Honolulu Council member Augie Tulba shared a video showing him in blackface in a parody of “America’s Next Top Model.”

Video resurfaces: The clip, which is more than 10 years old, was reshared by Tulba on Instagram over the weekend, according to KITV. The caption of his post read: “We laughed so hard filming this segment. #FunTimes.”

Taiwan Night Club Stops Viral ‘Coffin Dance’ After Dancers Add Blackface, ‘Unaware’ It is Racist


A Taipei nightclub that went viral for imitating a Ghanaian pallbearers meme took down all videos and pictures of its dance troupe, Luxy Boyz, and discontinued performances after being accused of using blackface.

In a statement to Taiwan News on May 4, OMNI Nightclub, located on Zhongxiao East Road, Section 4 in Da’an District, said they were not aware that “blackface” was a form of racial discrimination.

Hawaiian Man Goes to Court in Blackface After Saying They Treat Him ‘like a Black man’

Facing charges of attempted murder, a 61-year-old Hawaiian man showed up to trial wearing blackface on Monday because he felt the court was treating him “like a Black man.”

Oahu-native Mark Char was found guilty of attempted murder and assault in March following a triple stabbing on the H-1 Freeway back in 2016. He was recently sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for second-degree attempted murder, and six years for a second-and third-degree assault.