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China's CCTV Spring Festival Gala features blackface in racist skit



  • China's annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala is watched by over 700 million people every year

  • This year, one of the sketches titled “Share the Same Joy and Happiness” (“同喜同乐”), was supposed to represent a scene in Kenya, where a Chinese host, local people, and railway staff are celebrating the opening of the deluxe rail line between Nairobi and Mombasa, built by China

  • Opens with a performance by African dancers and then moves on to a conversation between the host and his African friend, who asks for his help to get out of a blind date arranged by her mother (who was wearing a fruit basket on her head and was padded with a large bottom; she also arrived at the scene accompanied by an actor in a monkey costume)

  • After some more wtf-ery the skit ends with the mother stating she can’t be angry "because China has done so much for Africa", and later saying “I love Chinese people! I love China!”


sources: @WhatsOnWeibo, whatsonweibo
Tags: race / racism, who asked for this
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