We all know that being white and painting your face black as part your costume for a dress-up party is not gonna go down well in South Africa or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Stellenbosch University students in particular should be very familiar with the public outrage after two white male students were slammed in 2014 for dressing up in ‘blackface’ as Venus and Serena Williams. Well a new incident has resulted in two female students being suspended while the university investigates after photos of them at a party in alleged ‘blackface’ did the rounds on social media. All is not as it seems though since the girls say they went to a space-themed party and were only dressed as purple aliens with tinfoil antenna.
You be the judge. Here’s the initial pic that did the rounds.
Ya def looks dodge that. Social media gave them a hiding.
On closer inspection though this was taken earlier in the day of the same girl with better lighting.
Come now…that’s ridiculous.
Purple aliens. Case closed. Move along.