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

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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

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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.

‘Pokémon’ Episode Won’t Air in the U.S. Because Ash Ketchum Does ‘Blackface’

An episode of Pokémon’s current anime series “Sun and Moon” will not be making it to U.S. shores due to some of its scenes allegedly featuring “blackface.”

Episodes of “Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon’s” current arc are broadcast in the U.S. about four months behind their Japanese releases, unlike other anime titles which are streamed internationally on the same day as they air in Japan, according to SoraNews24.

The World’s Most-Watched Television Show Sparks Global Outrage With Racist ‘Blackface’ Skit

China’s Spring Festival Gala, the world’s most-watched television show with a reported 700 million viewers according to Time, sparked global outrage when it used blackface in one of its skits.

The skit in question, which was aired on the state-run China Central Television (CCTV) network, featured renowned Chinese actress, playwright and producer, Lou Naiming, in blackface and wearing fake buttocks, What’s on Weibo reported.