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Monday, 29 October 2018

Tube passenger sparks outrage after painting his face black for Halloween costume - then tells model 'why not?' when she brands it racist

  • Man appeared to have dressed up as Samuel L Jackson's in the film Pulp Fiction
  • But he was confronted by a fellow Tube traveller and accused of being 'racist' 
  • Saturday's incident caught on camera by make-up artist Petra-Isabella Joli, 22
  • Woman tells man in video: 'Don't you think it's racist to put black on your face?'
  • * Do you know the man in the video? Please email: mark.duell@mailonline.co.uk *
This is the moment a smirking London Underground passenger sparked outrage for painting his face black for a Halloween costume.
The man on the Central Line appeared to have dressed up as Samuel L Jackson's character Jules Winnfield from the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.
But when he was confronted by a fellow traveller and accused of being 'racist' for his black make-up, he just shrugged and asked her: 'Why not?'
Petra-Isabella Joli, 22, a model and IT manager from Surrey, confronted the manThe man told her: 'Samuel L Jackson is a person I like.'
The woman (left) who confronted the man (right) on the Underground train on Saturday night
The incident was caught on camera by Petra-Isabella Joli, 22, from East London, who works for Mac cosmetics in Selfridges as a make-up artist, and had been travelling home on Saturday night at the time.
She posted a video on Instagram, in which the man told a woman: 'Samuel L Jackson is a person I like' - but she told him: 'I wouldn't try and be a black person'.The woman added: 'I think it's a bit racist that you put black make up on.' However, he then said: 'It's a person I like, why not?'
In the post, Miss Joli wrote: 'I was on the Central line going home last night, where I witnessed the disgusting disrespect of blackface shown from this Bulgarian man.
The man appeared to have dressed up as Samuel L Jackson's character Jules Winnfield from the film Pulp Fiction. Jackson is pictured on screen with John Travolta in the 1994 movie
The man appeared to have dressed up as Samuel L Jackson's character Jules Winnfield from the film Pulp Fiction. Jackson is pictured on screen with John Travolta in the 1994 movie
'When confronted he claimed to have dressed up as Samuel L Jackson and responded saying 'why not, it's a person he likes'?
'This is 2018 and you're in London, don't expect people to sit quiet and not confront you.'
One commenter said: 'He should know the difference between appreciation and appropriation' - but another added: 'People are so easily offended nowadays.'
The incident came as tens of thousands of people hit the clubs of London for Halloween-themed parties on Saturday, four days before the day itself.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't figured it out yet but there must be some payoff for being easily offended. Otherwise, why would so many people choose that response to trivialities?

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