Perth Mum SLAMMED For Her Sons World Book Week Outfit
A Perth mother has been slammed online for painting her son in blackface for a school parade.
Was told by so many people not to do blackface but I'm SO GLAD SHE PUSHED THROUGH THAT PRESSURE. pic.twitter.com/yMw8dYkM8H— glitter princex (@ZedAyySeeKay) August 25, 2016
The mother wrote on Facebook that her son wanted to dress up as his idol, Nic Naitanui of the West Coast Eagles and even though she was ‘’a little worried" when deciding to paint his face she "grew a set of balls and painted my boy brown".
She continued to say ‘’So many politically correct extremists these days’’
"He is pasty White and if I just sent him in a wig and footy gear, no one would tell who he was."
The mother said she'd been warned "it's a horrible idea" but her son "won the f---ing parade".
"Parenting win. I'm celebrating by having a wine before 12pm," she said.
A photo was posted on blogger Constance Hall’s Facebook before it was removed after receiving an onslaught of criticism.
Hall had defended the mother saying ‘’I don't believe that she intended to hurt anyone".
"You are clearly not a racist woman, your child has an amazing idol and that must be a reflection of being raised in a home with no racist intentions," she wrote later.
So that whole mom sending a kid to school in blackface thing? Does blackface still happen often in Perth? I'm just here like 😒😩— Tanya D. Pre-PAXWest (@cypheroftyr) August 25, 2016
Even though the Facebook post was deleted, the internet moves fast, with the post being screenshotted and circulated around.
31 year old indigenous man dies in custody in NT. mum posts a weird victory note bout painting her kid blackface. shameful day for australia— Horrorshow (@horrorshowcrew) August 25, 2016
Indigenous rapper Briggs commented on Facebook saying it was racist and the mother’s "ignorance is not an alibi".
"This was such an obviously reckless, racist thing to do — I thought it was a set up," he said, adding that the mother "should've stopped at the jumper and wig".
"The mother identified she knew this would be an issue and decided to paint her son anyway, genius."
Also what sort of school gives a prize for Blackface? The should of known better.— Ryan Griffen (@RyanJGriffen) August 25, 2016
The mother has made no further comment.