Blackface in the Beauty Community 2017 Makeup artist dragged
The beauty community is a place where any and all lovers of makeup as an artistry can express themselves freely and gain a following to influence. Recently, there has been an uproar in the beauty community about a Russian makeup artist named @notcatart who created an Instagram video that was to express his love for all skin colors. He calls the video “white to Dark”. He has received a huge amount of backlash because the video is portrayed as him promoting blackface. His caption originally stated “I love skin of all colors and this look is inspired from it… That we are beautiful… and I wanna show you show how it’s beautiful”. Now he has changed the caption to “ ITS NOT “ BLACKFACE” If you don’t like it, just don’t watch ???” and turned off his comment section. He also added fuel to the fire by placing a grill in his mouth and having the song “ Rake it up” by rapper Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj in the background. Such beauty gurus commented on this like James Charles calling him “disgusting”; saying his actions are very offensive and he should take this down. The Russian artist has not taken down the pictures or the video and stands behind what he has done. He defended himself replying to a follower saying he is admiring the color of skin and it’s not blackface. He has also changed the caption on his picture saying “I will repost again and again… love you guys”.
LINK TO @NOTCATART INSTAGRAM VIDEO:https://www.instagram.com/p/BcKeTE7Fmu8/?hl=en&taken-by=notcatart