In recent years, the show hosted by Carlo Conti had been accused of blackface, painting the faces of the imitators of the Afro-descendant cantatos with dark pigments. After declaring that the show would stop perpetrating this practice, today Carlo Conti has revealed what solution will be adopted in the program.
Over the past few months the Rai has accepted the requests of associations that fight racism in Italy to stop the practice of blackface in Such and Which Show.
In the program conducted by Charles Accounts in which some famous people challenge each other in imitations of famous singers, in fact, it is often resorted to coloring of the face with pigments dark and to marking of the strokes of the face to imitate artists afrodescendants.
This practice is called blackface and it is considered a strongly gesture racist And discriminating in the eyes of the community afrodescendant and more generally of a large slice of the public, which is why, after years of protests, lo show and the Rai have decided to abandon this solution in the imitations.
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Today Carlo Conti he explained what solution he will use show to avoid offending the sensitivity of the public.
How will blackface be avoided
For the 2021 edition Such and Which Show will forever abandon the practice of blackface. In an interview with Today, Charles Accounts go back to talking about it and explaining what solution will be adopted so that they can continue to be imitated i singers afrodescendants.
In fact, there will be among the competitors Deborah Johnson, daughter of Wess, which will bring imitations of artists afrodescendants without them happening colors of the skin or marking of the features of the face:
“I solved it like this: among the protagonists there will be the singer African American Deborah Johnson, daughter of the musician Wess. She will be the one to bring the artists of color to the stage.
I have never agreed with these controversies. It would be reductive, limiting and almost “racist” not to be able to imitate artists like Woman Summer, Glory Gaynor, Barry White, James Brown and all the black music.
Sometimes we lose sight of logic, intelligence and lightness. TO Such and Which Show we have never disrespected anyone. “
The controversy raised after the imitation of Ghali
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For several years already a part of the public has been claiming the need to put an end to blackface in Such and Which Show, but the apex of the controversy was during the last edition, when the artist Sergio Muniz had been colored in the face to interpret the imitation of Ghali, and the singer himself had intervened to condemn this choice of the program:
“There is no need to do the blackface to imitate me or other artists. You can say that I am exaggerating, that I have to laugh and that you do not want to offend anyone, I understand.
But to offend someone you just need to be ignorant, you don’t have to be bad or driven by hatred.
You can be a good person and not know the story of the blackface it goes far beyond a simple make-up, make-up or disguise. “
This controversy of Ghali it went to add to letters of different associations fighting the racism addressed to the top Rai and to the authors of the program.
A short time later, a note from some executives Rai he responded by accepting requests to abandon this practice offensive And racist.