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Japanese TV show featuring blackface actor sparks anger www.bbc.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2¬†weeks ago in Art & Culture

The New Year's Eve show featured celebrity comic Hamada appearing in a Beverly Hills Cop skit with his face blacked up.

Using makeup to lampoon black people - a practice known as blackface - is seen by many to be deeply offensive.

Protest over the show have grown over the past days.