Gabrielle Union, in the spirit of Halloween, dressed up as Gwen Stefani and she nailed it. Racist Twitter users, of course, cried foul.
The actress transformed herself into the former lead singer of No Doubt over the weekend to celebrate her birthday, and it was right on time for Halloween. She shot a cute video of her in her digs rocking out to the No Doubt classic “Just A Girl.”
Union even tagged Stefani on Instagram and Stefani excitedly responded: “@gabunion obviously this made me soooooo happy!! Gx”
But Stefani’s admiration was not shared by all. In fact, racist Twitter users pathetically tried to make a case for ousted “Today” host Megyn Kelly stating Union’s costume was “whiteface.”
That’s NOT a thing. In fact, “whiteface” is just as ludicrous as “reverse racism.”
It gets better.
And they continued — loudly and incorrect.
The issue isn’t white people dressing up as Black people or vice versa. White people do not ever have to alter their skin color to portray Black characters. But because it’s engrained into the fabric of the nation, the racist overtones of blackface are “overlooked” because it’s simply a costume. Black people are not costumes. When white people wear animal costumes, they don’t skin fur from the animals they represent. This isn’t rocket science.
There are white people who get it though. Check out this cute photo of a group of friends dressed up as the characters from the Black movie classic “Coming To America.”
They nailed it!