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Opals' Alice Kunek blackface costume draws ire from team-mate Liz Cambage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

22.2.16

Opals' Alice Kunek blackface costume draws ire from team-mate Liz Cambage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "I'm am so shocked and disturbed to see this behavior (sic) from someone I'm meant to call a "teammate"," wrote Cambage, whose father is Nigerian.

"Blackface is disgusting, I honestly have no words.

"People wonder why I have issues with some @BasketballAus teammates, I've been dealing with these (sic) behavior since we were kids."

For her part, Kunek delivered an apology within an hour of Cambage's missive.

"I am so unbelievably sorry to all my followers who were offended my by previous post. It was never my intention to offend anyone at all. It was an honest mistake," Kunek posted on Instagram.

Blackface is considered a relic of last-century minstrel shows, which featured unfortunate lampooning of black Americans.

The act of wearing blackface is regarded by many as highly offensive.


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