Friday, March 07, 2008
Mime or Racist - Robert Downey, Jr in Black Makeup
When Black Americans don whiteface, it's called Mime.
When White Americans don blackface, it's called Racism.
Robert Downey, Jr., right, is a racially white actor. His profession is to personify charactors of film and stage so that the audience believes he is the charactor portrayed.
Above, Downey is the charactor between the blonde Jack Black and the girlyman Ben Stiller, two American comic actors. In an upcoming movie, Tropic Thunder, Downey plays an "Oscar-winning actor taking on a role originally written for a black actor, and rather than re-write the part, he goes method."
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.