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International soccer’s governing body FIFA has been typically forceful in policing fan behavior around the World Cup in Brazil. If you promote the wrong brand of beer, carry the wrong water bottle or bring musical instruments (as Nigeria’s official supporters’ club learned during its game with Iran), FIFA will either eject you or prohibit its use. But if you show up in blackface, it seems, security will let you through, and nothing will happen to you.
What I found in the comments:
Here in Brazil, blackface paintings are not considered racist. A lot of comedians do it, and it`s kind of common. Nothing to do with racism or discrimination by color.
I personally know these two guys on that pic very well, they are from Germany, and they have absolutely nothing to do with racism. These accusations are as false as they can be. A black head, a red shirt and yellow pants - these are exactly the colors of the German flag - nothing more and less than that. Everybody in the stadium who saw them immediately understood that. The only reason why they are in Brazil is to celebrate soccer with the people there, independently of nation, skin color, language, or whatever.
There may have been a tradition of “blackfacing” in the US to insult people but not in Europe. To be honest, the term “blackfacing” was new to me and I never thought about it when i saw german or belgian supporters with black makeup in their face. Nor will I think about it in the future. Nor will I want them to stop painting their faces.
To be honest, in Germany the implications of blackfacing are hardly known. I am a student of English and American literature and I only learned about the history of ridiculing Blacks by this means in university - many/most Germans simply don’t have that knowledge.
Before I came to tumblr I didn’t actually believe that USA thinks itself the one and only centre of the world. Now I see.