Blackface skit draws ire
Students in blackface performed a skit that re-enacted an incident in which singer Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna.
October 16th, 2012
06:13 PM ET

Blackface skit draws ire

By Moni Basu and Daphne Sashin, CNN

(CNN) - It was a homecoming rally to cheer on the Waverly Wolverines football team. They were undefeated this year. Everyone was proud.

Then, in the midst of the cheers and a sea of red and white pom poms came a 30-second skit that, for some, turned an afternoon of school pride into one of shame.

Three white male students involved in the skit made light of domestic violence, and they did it in racist manner, say some.

Two were in blackface as they re-enacted a 2009 domestic abuse incident in which singer Chris Brown assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna. The student who played Brown was vying for the school's "Mr. Waverly" title - a school tradition in which skits are performed and the one that garners the most applause wins the title.

On Monday, Waverly alum Matthew Dishler posted a photograph of the skit on CNN's iReport. He says someone shared the image on Facebook.

The photo went viral.

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  1. Nc

    do any of you realize that social security isn't welfare? The paid social security taxes too....for the generation ahead of them....The generation behind them foots the bill for them –and so on and so forth......

    It' only doesn't work when the greedy people who don't understand the big picture don't want to do their fair share....but I can guarantee that you won't have enough saved and will want medicare, etc. when it comes time for you to be old.

    The cost of living will rise and your pitiful small savings won't be able to keep up......

    The generation behind you is supposed to pay

    November 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. beau

    Dear Hispanics,
    If any of you are considering handing your vote to the GOP, please visit the Fox Entertainment News comment section under any article that mentions race or immigration. Read the comments (or read the comments from conservatives visiting this website), and ask yourself if you want to be on the same side as these "people."Those comments were so disgusting that Fox decided to shut down comments on their articles. You can't comment on articles anymore there. A left wing Mexican Mormon and an Indian Hindu (no, not Native American, the other kind).
    Now that's what I call a right wing Christian conservative dream ticket.
    This has to be a funny movie, this cannot be real.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. beau

    The Ryan choice is EXCELLENT
    Ryan has the courage to challenge Big socialist government programs like Social Security and Medicare.
    Politicians have been deathly afraid to challenge senior citizens on Social Security and Medicare because they are such a powerful voting block
    But Senior Citizens have been feeding at the government trough for too long.
    It's time Seniors learned that nothing is "Free" and that WELFARE FOR THE ELDERLY is no different from welfare for the poor.
    American seniors are just going to have to learn to save their money and rely on themselves in their old age.
    It's time to end the two biggest socialist programs in the federal government....MEDICARE and SOCIAL SECURITY.
    And the Romney/Ryan team is the ones to do it.
    You are going to pay your way now old people, no more free lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

    October 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill lee

      Oh yeah..... screw the seniors who worked and labored for their soc security handout.....

      But, keep paying for the able bodied free loaders on welfare for 20 yrs.... and not to motion the cost of education and health care for illegal immigrants......


      October 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill lee

      I could save plenty of money if o wasn't paying for your social security for the past 35 years

      October 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |