It seemed innocent enough when actress Gabrielle Union decided to dress up like her musical idol, Gwen Stefani, for Halloween. However, despite the fact that Stefani loved the tribute, many moronic White racists blew up Twitter as they accused Union of “whiteface.”
To commemorate both the Halloween holiday weekend and her 46th birthday, The “Mary Jane” star channeled her inner Stefani, the former lead singer of the rock group No Doubt. Union even shot a clip of herself rocking to the band’s classic hit, “Just A Girl.”
When Union tagged Stefani on Instagram, Stefani conveyed her ecstasy in her response: “@gabunion obviously this made me soooooo happy!! Gx”
Despite the mutual love-fest between Union and Stefani, many White Twitter users accused Union of “reverse racism.” Laughably and erroneously, these misguided and ignorant Whites claim that it’s a double standard that former “Today” host Megyn Kelly was fired from her daytime talk show for her blackface remarks, while Union’s costume was clearly an example of what they are calling “whiteface.”
“So didn’t Megan Kelly just get fired for saying blackface and whiteface were okay if you were dressing up as a person?” asked one confused poster.
“So it’s ok for Gabrielle Union to dress as Gwen Stefani a white girl? But it’s not ok for Megan Kelly to dress as Diana Ross?” a proud MAGA supporter wrote, tagging GMA’s Twitter account directly. “Can I just say double standard and pure racism towards Megan Kelly?”
And why isn't this #culturalappropriation? Last time I checked #GabrielleUnion was not white. Once again these dumbasses expect a double standard to apply. – Gabrielle Union Dresses Up as Gwen Stefani. https://t.co/CZDd1EnTVP. #CNN #Foxnews
— iamwearingatie (@iamwearingatie) October 31, 2018
The White racists obviously missed the glaring fact that Union wore no complexion-altering makeup and just draped herself in a Stefani-type outfit and a wig.
Some folks with common sense came to Union’s defense by stating the obvious: that Megan Kelly actually endorsed “blackface” while Gabrielle Union simply imitated her musical idol without using any makeup to appear white.
“Did you not listen to the context of why Megan Kelly got canned and why Gabby paying tribute to Gwen in this fashion is SO far different?” responded one follower.
But did #GabrielleUnion put white paint on her face. There's a difference.
— NecromorphicTapestry (@MaxShrek) November 1, 2018
Seriously?! #GabrielleUnion did nothing wrong. Gwen Stefani was a badass woman of the 90s! Gabs didn't change her skin color to have a great time! Maybe she is making a bigger point too? One can be tasteful without being labeled racist.
— Sarah Motley (@serendipityva) November 1, 2018
The appeal to these White racists’ common sense was futile and fell on deaf ears as the heated debate about Union’s costume roared on social media unabated.