The Left’s politically correct war on holidays has officially expanded beyond their assaults on Independence Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter; now, we can all include the ultra-secular Halloween among the list of holidays with the words “war on” prefacing its name. Soon, Valentines Day will be under attack for excluding single people … Oh, wait …
It seems every year now, the Left keeps raising the bar for what qualifies as too insensitive to wear as a costume, to the point where some universities now have flowcharts for students to reference in determining if their costume will send a few snowflakes running to their safe spaces in tears.
Apparently, among the list of “racially insensitive” costumes is one that has nothing to do with race at all. Actress Lili Reinhart, whom people know as Betty Cooper from the hit show Riverdale, has learned this the hard way. (Note to reader: never use black face-paint for whatever reason).
According to E Online, the 21-year-old actress came under heavy fire on social media when she happened upon a costume that tickled her delights on Twitter. When she shared her burning desire to dress in this costume, little did she know it would draw the ire of America’s woke police. The costume, one of a scary and repulsive demon, offended snowflakes because it used black face-paint, which had nothing to do with race at all. Take a look:
“Found my Halloween costume!!” Reinhart wrote as she shared the costume. “Inspired by the color of my soul.”
Now, for myself, being a committed Catholic, I would not recommend dressing up as an agent of pure evil for Halloween, let alone declaring that it bears “the color of my soul.” The more religiously-inclined might certainly find the costume uncomfortable, but racially insensitive? Gimme a break! As art connoisseurs would know, the costume stands more in line with the classic macabre paintings that depicted demons as black, mischievous creatures, not some Amos ‘n’ Andy caricature of black people. “The Nightmare” by Fuseli comes to mind.
Maybe it’s time to ban Fuseli’s painting from museums as it might offend some patrons.
Reinhart has since deleted her tweet and apologized to those who accused her of wanting to “do blackface.”
“I did not mean for my tweet to come off that way. I can see how it was interpreted as being insensitive, completely. I saw the pic on a Halloween Instagram and didn’t think it would be interpreted as being racially insensitive,” she wrote early on Sunday. “I apologize. Never meant any harm. I can see how it could’ve been misinterpreted.”