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Outrage as white students in blackface re-enact Chris Brown beating Rihanna during homecoming pep rally

Daily Mail – A high school in upstate New York has found itself in the middle of a controversy after it was revealed that a trio of students in blackface performed a skit making light of the singer Rihanna being beaten up by Chris Brown during a pep rally Friday.

The story has attracted national attention after Waverly High School alum Matt Dishler posted a photo from the skit on CNN’s iReport Monday.

The image shows three white students in dark makeup, with two of them portraying Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend, who were involved in a highly publicized domestic violence incident in 2009.

Troubling: This image taken during a Waverly High Schoo pep rally shows three students in blackface making light of a highly publicized 2009 domestic violence case involving Rihanna and Chris Brown Troubling: This image taken during a Waverly High Schoo pep rally shows three students in blackface making light of a highly publicized 2009 domestic violence case involving Rihanna and Chris Brown

As part of the performance, one of the students is holding back the umbrella-wielding Chris Brown impersonator as the student portraying Rihanna is cowering on the floor. 

According to the 2000 census, the village of Waverly, located about 220 miles northwest of Manhattan, is more than 97 per cent white, with African Americans making up only 0.24 per cent of the population. 

The Friday rally was attended not only by students, but also by parents, members of the media and local community leaders, and ‘none of them stopped the skit.’

Ok I dont want to be the insensitive guy here, but  A.  What did this have to do with Homecoming?  And B.  Did they win the game? 😐

Wisssss

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