China’s Lunar New Year TV extravaganza hit again by blackface scandal

//China’s Lunar New Year TV extravaganza hit again by blackface scandal

China’s Lunar New Year TV extravaganza hit again by blackface scandal

A dance performance opening China’s biggest Lunar New Year gala show has sparked debate and criticism online for putting blackface onstage once again.The performance during state broadcaster CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala on Thursday began with a group of dancers dressed in African-style clothing with their faces darkened with paint.It was followed by dances from Egypt, Spain and Russia – countries taking part in China’s ambitious interconnectivity programme, the Belt and Road Initiative. By…

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