Blackface Is The New Black In L’Officiel Hommes

Susannah Breslin | February 19, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Ah, blackface. It’s baaack. Apparently, as magazine sales plummet, editors try ever more provocative ways to grab the attention of readers on and offline. The latest? This decidedly politically incorrect spread in L’Officiel Hommes in which a bunch of Caucasian male models get painted a darker shade and outfitted with Afro wigs in order to pantomime being African-American. The racially charged, er, “story” is entitled “Keep It Goin’ Louder,” although what that has to do with racial passing is unclear. Get a gander at the rest after the jump and then sound off in the comments.