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America's Next Top Model

You Tell Us: Were You Offended by ANTM’s Use of Blackface?

As if America’s Next Top Model wasn’t already cringe-inducing enough, the show decided to take things up a notch by making some of the white modelstants don blackface for an homage to Michael Jackson in Cycle 17, Episode 5: “LaToya Jackson.

Allison, Shannon, and Lisa all donned various shades of blackface to channel ‘70s and ‘80s era MJ for a special photoshoot overseen by LaToya Jackson. Despite the fact that blackface is one of the most controversial topics in the African American community, none of the modelstants or judges said a peep about the potentially offensive photos. Maybe since the blackface was essentially bronzer overload, they felt it wasn’t truly offensive?

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