A dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year gala show has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring a blackface performance by Chinese artists. Photo: ThePaper.cn A dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year gala show has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring a blackface performance by Chinese artists. Photo: ThePaper.cn
A dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year gala show has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring a blackface performance by Chinese artists. Photo: ThePaper.cn

China’s Lunar New Year TV extravaganza hit again by blackface scandal

  • Criticism over the 2021 Spring Festival Gala follows a similar controversy in 2018 after a Chinese actress in blackface make-up wore costume with huge fake buttocks
  • Singer Zhu Mingying says the show aimed to emulate art performances along the belt-and-road route

Topic |   Lunar New Year
A dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year gala show has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring a blackface performance by Chinese artists. Photo: ThePaper.cn A dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year gala show has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring a blackface performance by Chinese artists. Photo: ThePaper.cn
A dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year gala show has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring a blackface performance by Chinese artists. Photo: ThePaper.cn
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