Tanning is a beauty trend that has been around for a while now. People seem to love bronzing their skin so that it looks like they've spent a week somewhere in the sun. There's nothing wrong with a little bit of bronzing, but, sometimes, some individuals take it too far... and we mean to the point of becoming border-line offensive.
A "race debate" has been sparked on the internet as pictures of make-up artist, Chloe Wilson, have surfaced online. The twenty-two-year-old's Instagram has since been bombarded with comments calling her a "racist," even though she has denied the rumors on multiple occasions. A lot of others have claimed that she is committing "blackface".
No matter what her intentions may be, you can't help but wonder what compels a person to tan themselves to such an extent that they are getting mistaken for a whole other race. Stay tuned as we reveal some shocking images of the make-up artist and her responses to the haters.
Being a popular Instagram personality is generally considered a positive, but, like everything else, it has its fair share of down-sides.
It can end up putting a strain on daily life for some people, but, for others, it becomes a part of their routine.
We're all guilty of being addicted to following our faves.
With the millions of make-up artists on Instagram, why are people so upset with this particular one?
But, recently, she has been gaining attention for more than just her creative looks.
Has Chloe just become extremely tanned, or is she actually trying to be "black"?
On Twitter, Wilson had to address the issue as it seemed to be getting out of hand.
Can I also just add, to all those people saying what I’m doing is cruel, vile, offensive... you are all literally s… https://t.co/nug5KGVLo8— chloe elizabeth 🦋 (@chloe elizabeth 🦋)1559138559.0
On her Instagram, users started to leave comments which were slightly unsettling.
What is 'blackface'?
via: Getty ImagesThe history of this concept is appalling and extremely offensive. It is considered a form of "make-up," traditionally worn by non-black people in order to represent a black person. It can be accompanied by other features that are traditionally associated with the race, such as big lips and wide hips.
Why is it so offensive?
Even popular TV personalities have been called out for being "racist" due to their past antics.
via: Getty ImagesLate-night host, Jimmy Fallon, was recently accused of committing blackface after his problematic impression of Chris Rock at the Golden Globes.
It wasn't the impression at the award's show that was the biggest problem, though, it was something much worse.
Blackface has no place in today's society.this article by Vox which outlines the reasons that it is. It really highlights the importance of being aware of historical facts about the issue. That's the main reason that people are upset at Chloe Wilson and other make-up artists for drastically changing their skin color so that they look like a completely different race.
Why don't you check it out for yourselves?
And then there's this one...
It doesn't seem to get any better.
It's just a such drastic change from what she used to look like.
One user had this to say to Wilson.But her comment was also met with backlash from Wilson's supporters, accusing her of hating, unnecessarily, on the Instagram star.
And Wilson's response to the backlash was... very confusing.Wilson seemed to apologize for causing upset, while simultaneously telling people to "f**k off". Hm. Slightly mixed signals, there.
I'd just stick to a nice, natural suntan. That way, people can't accuse you of being racist.
Now I’m gonna go enjoy my holiday in the shade. Goodbye c— chloe elizabeth 🦋 (@chloe elizabeth 🦋)1559138604.0