I live in the UK, British culture is getting drunk on a Friday night, and to do that you have to prepare. Usually my white friends (I am brown, so I don’t put fake tan on obvs), will put fake tan on, pretty much every girl in Britain does, some girls look like oranges… but that’s how it is in Britain. But now American people on twitter are claiming these British girls who are fake tanning are participating in black face, do you agree? Personally I don’t, wanting to look tan doesn’t mean wanting to look black, but some people do go weirdly overboard.
Btw a little context, this girl I go school with was practically being bombarded by American girls telling her to kill herself for doing “black-face”, to be fair it’s happening to loads of British girls atm.
That picture is what everyone (the girls) in my school in Scotland do / wear!
I’ll admit, I am all for messy buns though, maybe not caking my face in makeup… my acne will literally punish tf out of me
I think tanning is tanning, not black face ugh and besides, if you’re white and get a serious tan you still look brown, not black… some people are so extreme and just looking ro bully people for nothing smh
Also, I see that cake in your name, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
haha thank u
absolutely not. I don’t think tanning is a crime. if you are light, and want to be darker, then so be it. though there are people who go overboard, and some who may even do it on purpose, you cant go after people like that just because you don’t know the backstory of the situation. people are too quick to judge these days. I have a lot of people who live in the uk on my personal social media and they complain about not having any sun 24/7 so I understand why they want to tan. I get too much sun where I live lol
and happy birthday btw !!
Oh my god, all the ‘popular’ girls in my year wear all that. One girl once tanned herself so much that she had the same skin tone as me (I’m brown)
As long as you aren’t tanning to the point where you actually look brown, there isn’t a problem.
Fake tanning is not blackface. Blackface is painting yourself up as a caricature of a person that’s black.
Painting yourself to just have a darker shade of skin isn’t blackface, though there’s totes a bad fake tan and a…slightly better fake tan ^^’
My sister got a fake tan once…she never got one again. X’DDDDDDDDD
If you like fake tans, though, no shade <3
Personally I hate when people call everything black face. Because original blackface has got to be one of most disgusting things I’ve ever seen mainly because its used as a way to mock and stereotype us. But most people would disagree with me, I just think it’s dumb to equate the two.
Regardless, fake tans aren’t a cute look if it’s more than two shades darker than your skin. Fake tanners remind me of Cheetos
I definitely don’t consider that as a form of blackface at all. Nowadays, I feel like people sometimes just get too sensitive and start digging for things that aren’t actually there.
That being said, I do find it rather annoying for lighter skinned or Caucasian people to try and make their skin darker, and vice versa (e.g. dark skinned people trying to make their skin lighter ).
For me, I sort of see it as a very tiny, almost insignificant form of “cultural” appropriation, if you can even call it that. Something about them trying to look more like minorities just really gets on my nerves for a LOT of different reasons, haha.
Lol so many girls look like that here too.
I wouldn’t really consider a fake tan black face tho… but then again it depends on how far you take it. There’s this girl w quite a few followers here that really over do it and a lot of people have called her out for doing a black face.
Exactly, ever since that black-fishing thing happened with that Emily/Emma girl, a lot of people have been nit-picking at girls simply fake tanning.
I wouldn’t consider it black face at all. A fake tan is a fake tan! It is designed to make you look darker. If you are tanning yourself to the point you can be mistaken for a different race, there is a bit of a problem, especially if you call yourself “black” and deny being white. I would call it black fishing though, not black face.
Tanning is fine as long as you aren’t claiming to be a different race and changing your skin tone to the point you are black passing.
I agree you 100% but the reason a lot of people assume someone is doing black face by wearing fake tan is because the fake tan formulas these days don’t produce that “Cheeto” colour but instead produce actual darkened skin to the point that it actually looks black even more so than a light-skin black man or women. Hence why people often assume it’s black face.
Unfortunately in this day and age racism is at an all time high, and everyone is getting more sensitive about topics each day. Also I think it’s important to differentiate between the types of fake tan, you have the type we’re you come out orange and you have the type were you literally come out looking like your 3 shades darker and it actually looks like black skin, this is when people get offended, they assume someone fake tanning is someone black facing. You’ve also got to consider the two factors which is black facing back in the 50s and black facing now. Back in the 50s is was to make fun of black people, and now many black people feel that white people are treating our skin and culture as a trend. My point is this topic isn’t black and white it’s not that simple even though something as little as fake tanning should be unfortunately it’s not. You have to consider each races point of view on the matter and understand the anger from the black community but also understand the innocence in the matter from the white community. As a women of colour myself I’m black South African, I make it kind of my goal to understand both parts in a topic without being biased in order to have an informed opinion on it. It’s important to see both parts before making your decision, like in every situation in life. Others below just see what they want to see and won’t go in deeper.
Fake tanning is not black face. You see body builders put fake tan all over their body for these competitions and stuff. I’m brown myself and I’m not really a fan of fake tan but if you want to wear it then I’m not stopping anyone, as long as they don’t look like a Wotsit (cheese puff).