The comments are the most interesting part of this gawker post. One commenter said,
“Its not blackface if you are doing a certain person. It is a black face.”
“Exactly. Intent is everything here. Black face was racist because it was racist in practice. Dressing up as a black character isn’t racist unless it is offensive and is meant to be racist. Dressing up as a black character you admire isn’t racist, it’s a compliment.
Thoughts? Comments? Is intent everything?