Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has been in the news recently with the emergence of him being featured in a 1984 medical school yearbook photo of a man in blackface and another man in KKK robes last Friday. Northam originally apologized for the photo, then denied his presence in the photo, then admitted to wearing shoe polish while dressing up as Michael Jackson. (Ralph Northam Denies Being In Racist Photo, Admits To Putting ‘Shoe Polish’ On His Face For Michael Jackson Impersonation)
This controversy, paired with his comments on the recent abortion legislation in Virginia, has led to many calls for his resignation from the governor’s position. (RELATED: NARAL, Planned Parenthood Call For Northam Resignation)
Northam, however, is not the only public figure or celebrity to be hit with criticism from the use of blackface. There have been numerous occasions where this has been a problem and each of them has faced racist backlash.
Here is a list of some of the worst blackface outfits ever worn by celebrities. Which costume is the most racist? Vote below!