See the Controversial Video of 2 UMD Students Making Racist Comments While in Black Face
Two UMD students are raising eyebrows with an unfortunate decision to post a video on YouTube that shows the white women making racist comments in what appears to be black face makeup.
In the roughly five minute video, the two friends make several references to “their big ol’ lips,” “fried f___ chicken” and use the N-word multiple times. The original NSFW video has been removed, but as is often the case, copies remain online.
According to ‘The Statesman‘, the students, Rachel Cooper and Jessica Heid claim in a statement to the campus newspaper, “We were doing facials and it happened to have been a brown facial mask, we had to leave it on for 12 minutes. During that 12 minutes, we horribly decided to make a video that we regret and are not happy about….”
The college administration is aware of the video and in a email to the paper said, “We take appropriate action in instances like this… we can affirm our disapproval of the video….”
It’s unfortunate for these girls that they made the decision to post this video, but I’ll give them credit for owning up to it and showing regret for their actions, I’m sure it was a valuable lesson for them and it should serve as a reminder to everyone how quickly and easily a poor decision can multiple and live forever in our new digital age.