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Racism of The Day: An Alabama Teacher Wears Blackface For His Kanye West Halloween Costume
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Here's your friendly reminder that you shouldn't wear blackface on Halloween (or ever.)

A 5th grade teacher at the Chestnut Grove Elementary School in Alabama apparently didn't get this memo. He dressed up as Kanye West, complete with "Kanye for Prez 2020" sign.

Heath Morrow's wife Shannon posted the photo on Facebook with the caption: "Haha some people thought Heath was really a black man."

She's probably not laughing now.

Although the original post has been deleted, nothing is gone forever once posted on the Internet.

Sadly, instances of blackface appear every year on Halloween. Most notably, actress Julianne Hough went in blackface as "Crazy Eyes" from Orange is The New Black in 2013.

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This weekend you may have seen angry Facebook posts from friends and family saying that the "crazy" Kanye West made fun of a wheelchair-bound fan at his Australian concert for not being able to stand up before performing one of his songs.

Though we love to rail on West for his egotistical antics, the story is a bit different than that. As you can see at the 1:00 mark, West does implore the audience to stand up, he quickly realizes his mistake at around the 2:30 mark when he calls out two fans for not standing. After seeing that one is in a wheelchair he says that it's "fine" and continues playing as usual.

The moral of the story? West is not entirely some self-serving ego monster and even knows how to laugh at himself a bit when he makes a mistake. Is he a bit of a dingus? Sure. But leave the outrage at the door, please.

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And yet, the shirt is still sold out. Don't mind me, I'll just be on my spaceship, taking off from this planet.

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