Reality Trumps ‘The Onion’

I could make this up, but I’m not.

The man who’s second in line to become Virginia’s governor on Wednesday admitted that he too has worn blackface — just days after he called on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign for the same thing.

Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring on Saturday declared, “It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our commonwealth, and it is time for him to step down.”

But on Wednesday, he issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 when dressing up as a black rapper during a party when he was a student at the University of Virginia.

Using a tactic to strive for personal salvation from the perpetually-offended intolerants, the Virginia Attorney General told the media, “this incident has haunted me for decades.” Yep, haunted, I’m sure. Now I’m waiting to hear the third in line to be Governor, plus the fourth, fifth, and sixth in line, all wore blackface at some point in their lives.

In fact, Gucci is under attack for a sweater that “crosses the line” for looking like blackface. Gucci is now apologizing for offending every Neanderthal asshole on the planet.

We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores,” the company added. “We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make. We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organization and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond.”



11:21 am on February 7, 2019