Blackface is back! It’s only been a month since Blackface’s last comeback but it recently dropped another bomb on us somewhat unexpectedly. Whether or not you’re a fan of Blackface, you have to admit that it’s certainly a polarizing act. Nothing else is at the center of as much controversy with each and every comeback. There are many who call it appalling and disgraceful but for every detractor there are legions of fans who like to defend Blackface.
With this comeback, expect the fan chants to be fierce. “What’s the big deal?”, “He didn’t mean it.”, and “Aren’t there better things to worry about?” will be heard throughout the many forums in which Blackface fans, who appropriately call themselves Defenders, will inevitably lurk. In turn, Blackface has prepared this comeback as a tribute to fans by playing off of their fanclub name and making this new release loosely based off of everyone’s favorite Marvel Avenger.
I’m personally not a fan of Blackface but I was shocked at how little coverage this comeback has received. Whether or not we as international fans like to believe it, Blackface is one of the biggest acts in Korea and it certainly deserves more attention. Its presence in mainstream entertainment is rooted in a homogenous society that views race as an appropriate topic of mockery and ridicule. The power of Blackface is not to be taken lightly and it will continue to maintain a strong presence for as long as our faves are allowed to support it without remorse.
I know we’re here for the English subs
which you likely will not find anywhere else so, without further ado, here’s a rough translation of Blackface’s latest cypher, “Nick Fury.”
Yesung (Super Junior)
Who’s the best Avenger? It’s my boy Nick Fury
Putting on a trench coat and an eyepatch
Ain’t complete without the color, I don’t like that
Ain’t nothing offensive about some cosplay
Blackface on Halloween makes it okay
Especially when it comes to covering Bruno
Here’s some facial hair with a little bit of gunk
With a dark complexion to bring that Uptown Funk
What’s that? Tell i-fans that we’re gonna do better?
Just get a Western outlet to write our apology letter
G-Dragon (Big Bang)
Putting clay on people’s faces, that’s the way we like to do it
It’s a great show of respect, don’t even try and refute it
From Trayvon to Andre, there’s no way you can dispute it
Got my Black genes from Youngbae, don’t even act like you ain’t knew it
We ain’t tryna disrespect, we just tryna get recruited
Henry (Super Junior-M)
Why’s everyone lashing out for something that ain’t racist?
This world’s got many different people of many different races
We’ve been at it a long time, well before SNL Korea
Y’all act like a Black impersonator is worse than a convicted felon
Can someone please tell me what’s wrong with Kikwang eating melon?
Even that’s a bit low, y’all should really pay Up10tion
Snoop gave his approval and he didn’t get in trouble
Guess there’s nothing wrong with a racial stunt double
If you’re wondering whether I’m joking or I’m really such a tool
Lemme answer by saying this, it’s a bit late for April fools.