Model sophie applegarth defends posts of blackface costumes
By Jessica Catt
An Idaho woman says she is “disgusted” by the posting of blackface costumes on Facebook.
The post in question reads: “I was in my 20s in high school years ago and was taught that everyone is equal with me. Well guess what..I was not!”
Lisa S. Applegarth, 24, a senior who lives in Hildale, Idaho, made the statement Sunday on her social networking site, Facebook.com/LisaSapplegarth.
Facebook users commented on the posts, which are meant to celebrate diversity and support women’s issues.
While the posts contained racial caricatures, they also displayed pictures of various minority groups dressed in blackface.
“I want to make clear that there are people on the basis of race and age and religion that I respect, as I do from the outside of this web site,” Applegarth said. “It does not reflect my views on race or religion.”
She went on to say that people of different ethnicities and religious backgrounds could celebrate their cultural and religious differences on the same page.
“I love our diversity and I want everyone to feel respected as a part of the LGBT community, but sometimes you just nee건마d to stand up for yourself on Facebook,” she said.
However, other users had questions about the comment and the reason behind it, according to social media monitoring site iSeeIt.
On Aug. 27, Lisa S. Applegarth posted a post that read:
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However, on July 13, Facebook removed the post, saying it was “inappropriate” as it reflected anti-black bigotry in an inappropriate way.
The post also included a photo of a black person dressed in whiteface.
Applegarth said she is upset by the racist language and is “disgusted at the thought that it reflects in any way how my experiences would have been otherwise.”
The Idaho State Treasurer, David Vrana, who is black and serves on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood Idaho, said the posts have been criticized for promoting hate speech against women and blacks.
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