Carefully painted brown splotches that covered the middle of the model faces, ruffled a few feathers – and, we’re not talking about the ones included in his line.
With the flack TYRA BANKS recieved for painting her America’s Next Top Model contestants in what many identified as blackface, and Vogue Paris had to deal with painting Lara Stone face black in 2009 – you would think BONG would know better.
Just last year, French magazine L’Officiel was harshly scrutinizedfor darkening BEYONCE face, and then stating that the inspiration was “a return to [Beyonce's] African roots.” However what makes BONG’s blackface transgressions worse is that he did not have a actual “black face” modeling his collection.
While we are pretty sure BONG was doing it all in the name of art, however, their is still a cultural sensitivity that exists thanks to the way black face was introduced to us in shows like The Black And White Minstrel Show back in 1958.
With that being said, we are almost positive BONG’s stunt will likely offend many.
What is your take? Are you offended?