BBC Introduces “Digital Blackface”


You guys, I have a really exciting announcement, okay? I know we just won the lawsuit and that was super exciting but in my opinion, This is way bigger news. Go to Google right now, and type “internalized oppression.” BO-HOOM DUDE, IT’S YA BOY! EK (Ethan Klein) from h3’s the face of internalized oppression! When people are targeted, discriminated against, or oppressed over a period of time, they often internalize it. (BANG) [Laughs] and here I am Frankly, on one hand I am super excited to be the face of internalized oppression, but on the other hand… (BANG) I really don’t know how I feel about it. Though, I’m on one hand very excited that our work is being recognized internationally But on the other hand is this digital Jew face? See, apparently… Digital blackface is a thing now according to BBC, Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs? Listen, I know this video is gonna be pretty sensitive stuff, and I don’t want to offend anybody at home… I don’t want to trigger anybody and me and Hila have frankly been in the sun a lot, So I think my complexion might be a little more tan than usual and I don’t want to culturally-appropriate anybody, and I definitely don’t want a digitally black face anybody. Well, I guess there’s really only one way to approach this That’s as my alter ego Whiteface man (CREEPY SMILE) How do I look you guys although, Hilla,
don’t you think that’s a little insensitive? How do I look you guys? Although, Hila,
don’t you think that’s a little insensitive? Hilla: Why? I mean you’re middle-eastern you’re not really white So I don’t know that it’s it’s exactly appropriate for you to be in white face isn’t that a little too, white, Hilla? Hila: I don’t know, I guess I just wanted to… Ethan: This is digital white face, Hila!
Hila: This is not digital. Ethan: It’s literal white face, Hila. So I found this gem entitled
“Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs?”
on BBC.com Breaking important stories, let’s have a look, Ooh, cut out the music, it’s so dramatic… THIS, is digital blackface I mean this pretty much reads as a joke from South Park. The only thing… It’s missing is a record scratch, the theme song from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and a laugh track This- *record scratch* -Is digital blackface. * “Curb Your Enthusiasm” song plays,
overlayed with a laugh track * No, I haven’t noticed that. And just out of curiosity, I went to giphy.com and checked the trending gifs I mean yeah, there are some black people but… Wouldn’t it be stranger if there weren’t any? Now honestly, I feel dirty just looking through this, thinking how many black people are showing up. It just doesn’t seem right. Are you not allowed to use gifs of white people now? I’ll tell you what,
you can’t use this gif of me in white face saying “Uh-uh!” “This is a gif on the internet now, and guess what? I’m talking to you,” “You can’t use it!”
Imagine being that sensitive that you would get triggered every time you saw a non-white person You can’t use it imagine being that sensitive that you would get TRIGGERED every time you saw a non white person referencing a black person?
With this, see, we’re moving backwards here, folks! So, white people are using gifs of… ‘accentuated blackness’,
but she’s showing literal entertainers here. She’s showing people who are being entertaining and funny It’s kind of racist of her in a way, to be like; “People are only sharing this gif of Kevin Hart, who is a comedian… …because it’s some form of racism and not because he’s inherently funny or entertaining.” Like who thinks about the world like that? Not this guy! (Whiteface man) Also, you gonna show Michael Jackson? He’s not black or white! Did you not listen to the music? And you think that Michael Jackson would actually be angry about white people… sharing gifs of him? Can you please get real?! And this is again the whole problem with
this whole ‘Cult of Outrage’, right? Getting offended for other people. “Black people are not here for other people’s entertainment…” Yes. But you just showed entertainers. Those people are here for our entertainment. That’s their profession. Why was I drawn to that gif of Michael Jackson eating popcorn? Well, I thought it was just because he was being hilarious, but it turns out I was being subconsciously racist. That’s the only reason I wanted to use it,
or maybe it was that I was *Oppression Intensifies* internally oppressed? Well, apparently I can only use gifs of Jewish people now as anything else would be racist and And digital Jew face is pretty ‘in.’ Let me see what my options are. Have you ever use one of these gifs? You may want to think twice before committing digital Jew-face. You may want to think twice before committing digital (Sound affect) jew face Jews are not here for your entertainment Except for my uncle Moshe, he’s hella funny. This feels really weird doing this, I don’t really like saying Jew face.
I’m gonna stop this bit now. I don’t really like saying Jew face. I’m gonna stop this bit now I have a question: Why is it that everybody’s always using this gif?
Is it because I’m a thick boy? Listen, I made this to show off my dancing, to show off… …Celebrating, not to show off my ass, not to objectify myself even though, yes, I know I am a thick boy. And even though thick boys rule, I take a huge offense to any time anybody use this gif who isn’t a thick boy themselves. This is what I like to call “digital thickness.” I would like to summarize this article up. But the top comment on their Facebook page pretty much did it better than I ever could so I’m just gonna read that, “Please can you stop being offended by every single bleeding thing! Emojis and gifs, that’s the problem of black people? Really? She talks about cultural appropriation while wearing straight hair listen I’m a black person, and I don’t care what emojis people use, or the gifs they put up. I am concerned when people of color are killed, denied access to education, To healthcare, to housing and jobs because of their skin color. Let’s solve those problems and leave all this silliness alone.” And in the spirit of bringing us all together, here now… …I want to say, that I give all of you permission to use this thick boy gif. Because I think in our hearts, we all are thick boys. Thick boys rule, and you know who else rules? Everybody. Everybody rules except Hila who took this Whiteface thing way too far, way too far, dude.
Way too far, dude. Way too far, dude. Hila: What did I do? HILLA: What did I do? Ethan: It’s so offensive how can you not see that I? Ethan: It’s so offensive, how can you not see that? Ethan: I mean, seriously, come on man.
It’s just, this is ridiculous. Ethan: You need to be-
Hila: I thought that-
Ethan: -more sensitive
Hila: -we were having fun for the video. [Hila] I thought we were having fun, for the video Ethan: You need to be more sensitive, Hila,
This is just ridiculous. Thank you so much,
h3h3 productions,
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100 thoughts on “BBC Introduces “Digital Blackface””

  1. I'm black and did any one notice that either her hair was straightened like other races so is she racist..?๐Ÿค”

  2. So, the other memes of people that are different races don't have dramatic expressions? I'm ashamed of my culture. Specifically the ones who feel that they are owed something, exaggerate everything .

  3. โ€œBlack people arenโ€™t here for other peopleโ€™s entertainmentโ€ yikes lady tell me about it, youโ€™re the biggest fucking bummer on the planet

  4. you should sell a shirt that has the white-face paint on, and around the collar, just like the one you have on! i'd buy it

  5. I'm asian and I no longer give you permission to use these emojis ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿงง๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿˆท๏ธ๐Ÿˆถ๏ธ๐Ÿˆฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ‰๏ธ๐Ÿˆน๏ธ๐Ÿˆš๏ธ๐Ÿˆฒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‰‘๏ธ๐Ÿˆธ๏ธ๐Ÿˆด๏ธ๐Ÿˆณ๏ธใŠ—๏ธใŠ™๏ธ๐Ÿˆบ๏ธ๐Ÿˆต๏ธ

  6. ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  7. Asians are so cool man .. no one gives a fuck about this shit.
    They are busy doing real useful shit and slowly will take over the world.

  8. using a gif of a black man reaction to undertaker losing at Wrestlemania 30 for the first time is racist? WTF IS THIS LOGIC

  9. 6:34 the dudes head is coming out of the tv. Ethan you guys have a poltergeist!!! ๐Ÿ‘ป ghost face bitches!!!

  10. I make my emojis diverse on purpose… but I guess instead of supporting diversity Iโ€™m appropriating black people by using their emojis ๐Ÿคง shout out to all of my yellow people out there whoโ€™ve been culturally appropriated so much with these DISGUSTING emojis ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  11. Dave Chappell is here for my entertainment ๐Ÿ‘……oops let me fix this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Ok all better now

  12. If you use this Emoji = ๐Ÿ‹…
    DIGITAL WHALE-FACE!!!
    THE WHALES DIED FOR THIS EMOJI AND YOUR RIGHTS ARE NO APPLICABLE!!!!

  13. Black woman: using black gifs and emojis is black face!!

    Instagram model actually doing black face: am i a joke to u

  14. I'm so gonna troll people with this when you see them white or oriental girls say "nigga please!" And GIFs of black people because they think they're a queen and the "slay" I'll say you're digital black facing

  15. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟโœ‹๐Ÿฟโ˜๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟโœ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคž๐ŸฟโœŒ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸฟโœŠ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

  16. Have you ever shown that white dude dabbing or used this ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป?
    YOUVE DONE DIGITAL WHITEFACE

  17. i do not agree with her statement. Kevin Hart is black , he is here for my entertainment , same goes for Chapelle , Murphy and many more.

  18. This stuff doesnโ€™t make any sense to me, why do some African American people complain about this stuff like they are different from white people! WE ARE THE SAME! Martin Luther king JR wanted EQUAL rights. Why do you get upset when someone uses a black person or any other race as a gif, they are people! WE ARE PEOPLE! In this video the woman is making it more divided and not banding together to become greater.

  19. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟ

  20. If your skinny and use his gif u are fat shaming shame on your eat some food skinny mf ๐Ÿคฃ this bitch crazy ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

  21. you need to read David Horowitz Radical Son – cultural marxism is now exploding in the West… that's what this is.

  22. It's ok, I identify as black, so I can use all of the black emojis โœŠ๐ŸฟโœŠ๐ŸฟโœŠ๐ŸฟโœŠ๐Ÿฟ

  23. SJW: "Don't use digital blackface, you're subconsciously mocking black culture!"also SJW: "Don't use black emojis to make yourself look cooler"like whaa?

  24. I think that digital blackface is stupid and isnโ€™t something that the majority of African Americans would be offended by. However, I do think that the history behind blackface is cruel and distrusting and should not be mocked or made fun of.

  25. Black woman with straightened hair using a white woman with dreads as an example of cultural appropriation. Ohhhhkay.

  26. Also btw people itโ€™s also homophobic to be entertained by gay people so guess all those teenage girls who watch RuPaulโ€™s Drag Race are disgusting homophobes who should be incarcerated for what theyโ€™ve done

  27. Lol a black chick talking about cultural appropriation while speaking English, wearing western cloths and using/talking about technology. If cultural appropriation is a problem to her she needs to stop using all of those.

    EDIT: Oh yeah and her straight hair!

  28. BBC disabled comments on the original video. Couldn't imagine why. lol

    It's dislikes to likes ratio is roughly 100. lol

    The funny thing is that BBC can't take the video down, or TRUST ME, they would… but it's already linked to hundreds of articles… their cowardice would be noticed if they took the video down.

    Also, if someone decided they DID want to see the original video, but it was taken down…the readers would instead run a search for "digital blackface" on youtube… and when they do that, what would be the first result to pop up? None other than H3H3Productions video which actually has nearly 10 times the views of the original.

    BBC is backed into a corner here. There is nothing they can do to save face here. They can't double down. They can't take it down. All they can do is leave it up but disable the comments.

    Well done H3H3!

  29. When I saw digital blackface I came in expecting to see something about people using a digital filter to change a face to look of African decent, not using gifs and emojis. I guess I took it too literal.

  30. Ok BBC I won't watch key & Peele anymore in fact I'll shun every black person because if I don't I'm a racist sorry

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