In an effort of quite irrelevant Vanity or should i say Stupidity, Some Nigerian Men have started getting their Lips Tattooed in the Colour Pink.
Their reason? They fell that their Lips are too Black for their liking – Either due to genetic circumstances/Smoking too much.
My Opinion? is that this is pure stupidity and ignorance..
By doing this, they are conforming to the Stereotype of “Black face” which was and still is offensive caricature of a Black man as a Dark Face with Red Lips.
Black Face is a form of Make up that was used in Entertainment Shows during the 18th Century, it was a caricature of people with Black Skin and it was ended in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement. By Tattooing their lips Pink, these Men are simply evoking the racial slur that was Black face.
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