There are many ways celebrities can deal with the aftermath of a racial slip-up. Some immediately apologize and try to rectify the situation. Others ignore the situation and then there are the few who take a different approach. Tea & Breakfast gave us a few examples of times when celebrities tried to fix their racism by committing more racism.
Every now and then prominent public figures slip up and let out their inner-racist for all to witness. And if we’re lucky, sometimes those prominent figures try to make amends to those offended by their racism by participating in a ritual that we’ve coined “#ReNigging” here at Tea & Breakfast. #ReNigging is when a person does something racist and tries to cover up that racist act with more “unintentional racism” in the hopes that the public forgives their initial racist offense. Got it? Good. Because we’ve compiled the top 7 #ReNigging moments in contemporary American history for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
7. That time Photoshop couldn’t fix the racism.
When Tim Corbett decided to bid for re-election, he knew he would have to court the minority vote especially hard considering the lack of diversity in his cabinet. Instead of tackling his racial issues from the source though, he opted for the digital solution of stock images and photoshop layering. Except there’s no filter for racism, and his staff’s mediocre photoshop skills were immediately called out.
As Republicans dealt with the blow of losing the 2008 Elections to Barack Hussein Obama, even with all their attempted coded, fear-mongering racism, they covered up their racially insensitive tracks by electing their first black chairman to show that they too could overcome. They, of course, dumped him in 2011, figuring their impending ally was prettier and more critical of the black community.
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