Antoine Griezmann apologized after being disguised as a basketball player black : why is this a bad buzz ? – Gala

Entertainment 18 December, 2017


The star of the team of France football has published a snapshot where it was disguised as a basketball player, wearing for the occasion a make-up black on the skin. This was not to the liking of some users.

The cliché was true to his passion for basketball. Some have pointed out his racism. Last Sunday, Antoine Griezmann has unleashed a torrent of indignant comments on the web, because of a photo posted on Twitter, where he was disguised as a ” Harlem Globe Trotter “, the mythical and spectacular basketball players americans. The attacker of the Blue was fully painted up in black for a party celebrating the 80’s and was quickly accused of “blackface” on the social network.

The practice is not new and is perceived as being historically racist. The French footballer, often mocked for his haircuts, has sparked a furor with this photo reminiscent of the periods of slavery and segregationist where we made fun of people of color in caricaturing their traits and their morphology. In June 2016, it is a contributor to Cauet who had created controversy by dressing up as black woman. After a first wave of criticism, Antoine Griezmann has first attempted to defend themselves, speaking of “tribute” to the stars black american basketball.

But before the controversy and the anger of some users, the attacker of Atletico Madrid has finished, remove his previous two tweets and replaced them with a mea-culpa. “I acknowledge that it’s awkward on my part. If I have wounded some people, I apologize ” he said in a message sober that has not completely been sufficient to calm down the debate on Twitter.


Antoine Griezmann

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