The Fact is Billy Crystal Did Blackface AND Gayface
Billy Crystal was trending on Twitter this week because of a few statements he made. I’m not getting into that and I’m not sharing my opinions. I’m only linking and sticking to the facts right now.
And the facts are that white Billy Crystal once did blackface, and that hetero Billy Crystal once did gayface. People have been saying that it was years ago and that he should somehow get a free pass because it was so long ago. But the basic logic isn’t there because millions of people did NOT do blackface or gayface. Especially blackface. No one in my family ever did blackface. We knew that was wrong. That’s just a fact. I think most good, decent people could back me up on this.
During the opening sequence of the Oscars on Sunday night a blackfaced clad Billy Crystal revived his Sammie Davis Jr. impression.
Here’s more. You can do a simple search and find out a lot more about this. I’m sticking to basic simple facts. But there are a lot of opinions out there.
Just look at Justin Trudeau. The entire country re-elected him knowing that he did blackface. Unfortunately, that’s also just a fact.