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Someone once told me that imitation was the sincerest form of flattery. That was a long time ago, back when I was still wearing overalls and those clear sandals with the glitter on them, but it still rings true. Prime examples are when other cultures tan their skin, lock their hair, wear baggy garb and more. Over the past few decades, some of our favorite white celebrities and public figures have decided to do everything from rap, do black hair, wear grills and array of other very interesting things. A lot of these moments had us laughing more than we thought we would, and because of that, they deserve some recognition. Here’s a few white celebrities having some very “black” moments. And before you get your panties in a knot, these folks were having good, positive fun. Nothing offensive.
Before showcasing ballet skills as the black swan in Black Swan, SNL featured Natalie Portman, Harvard graduate and acclaimed actress, as a fiery and explicit rapper who took turned an innocent interview into a three minute opportunity to endorse drug and alcohol usage, threaten about a dozen people with bodily harm (and to go number two on their face), send love to Eazy-E and reject her fans. Done in good fun, the petite actress’ attempt at gangster (or “gangsta”?) was generally well-received.
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You’ve got the “Best and Worst” lists of celebrity plastic surgeries, and then you’ve got the select few that slipped their renovations right under us .
Take a look at who secretly changed without saying a word…
Still feeling some type of way about the Oscar nominations list having no brown faces? Well, it’s time to do something about that! The Grio put together a list of 10 ways to make the Oscars more diverse and the writer keeps it all the way real. Check out #2 on the list:
2) Make better films. Making more films is not sufficient. There were many films released in 2010 with black people in starring roles, but unfortunately very few of them were any good. It’s understandable that we are happy with the idea of seeing ourselves represented on the big screen, but if the goal is to make the prestigious award committees dole out awards for our efforts, our filmmakers must take the process seriously, learn and perfect their craft, and produce quality work. Simply put, we can’t expect Oscar nominations for the Chris Rock vehicle Death at a Funeral, as mildly amusing as it may have been.
Well, alrighty then! Check out the rest of the list on the Grio!
Someone once said that less is more – wonder if that person ever considered applying that mantra to hair. For many women, shaving their hair is a scary process. Hair is a built-in camouflage for whatever oddity may be on your face. To shave off your hair, you have a have a certain sense of confidence, grace and overall fierceness.
Behold our favorite past and current bald beauties: