The Cuban boy apologises for ‘black-face’ TikTok

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The Cuban boy apologises for ‘black-face’ TikTok

The Cuban Boy as he is known on social media made a TikTok in ‘black-face’ with a rastafarian wig while dancing and playing soca.

The now deleted video sparked an outrage by citizens saying it was racists and inappropriate.

The Cuban Boy took to his Facebook page with an apology, with some accepting and others still angry over the video.

“Last night without knowing I offended some people in Trinidad??, I didn’t know and no one ever told me, I just know that I can’t just wear camouflage, I didn’t know it was racist to paint my face black, I just painted myself black and dance socca, my sincere apologies to everyone from The cuban boy ????”

One of The Cuban Boy’s many videos on TikTok seemingly mocking a different ethnicity.

What is Black-Face? 

“The portrayal of blackface–when people darken their skin with shoe polish, greasepaint or burnt cork and paint on enlarged lips and other exaggerated features—is steeped in centuries of racism. It peaked in popularity during an era in the United States when demands for civil rights by recently emancipated slaves triggered racial hostility.”