Global fashion brands have faced backlash in the past, notably in the wake of scandals like the Gucci blackface knitwear, Prada’s Little Black Sambo bag charm and Dolce&Gabbana’s anti-Asian comments.
A number of Arab celebrities have posted darkened images of themselves on social media with most ignoring complaints about racial insensitivity.
Although Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised after his blackface picture from 2001, some anti-racist activists say such actions--unwittingly or not--are meant to assert "power and control" over people with darker skintones.
The parade featured "the Savage", a white man clad in a black costume, his face and hands covered in black body paint, his head adorned with a feathered war bonnet, a chain hanging from his neck and a golden piercing protruding from his nose.
Prada withdraws luxury trinkets over blackface controversy
Earlier this week, Kelly sparked widespread criticism by defending the use of blackface as part of Halloween costumes during remarks on the show.
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