Tanning Is The New Blackface!

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New Jersey kook Patricia Krentcil has become the poster lady for too much time in the tanning booth.

What's more, she allegedly brought her five-year-daughter in there too, resulting in charges of "second degree child endangerment," not to mention lord know what degree burns.

(Krentcil pleaded not guilty. Maybe her defense is, "I would never put my child on a tanning table. I simply placed her in the microwave!")

In any case, the look on her and her kid's faces is eerily reminiscent of a sickening old-time show biz tradition: blackface!

Blackface lingers as an embarrassing, patronizing attempt to stereotype people while further their oppression.

Even Joan Crawford dabbled in it, for God's sake. (See below photos).

And lord knows she was guilty of second segree child endangernment.

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19 comments
Drew
Drew

Americans like nothing more than speaking about themselves

yawn

Jonster
Jonster

Now that I've seen this charred husk of a woman in sound bites on TV, I have to say that this harridan is one of the most repugnant individuals I have ever laid eyes on.  Her daughter, on the other hand, is a lovely, sweet child and probably wishes her mother would keep her mouth shut and ditch the pink lipstick..

Melinda9
Melinda9

I just read that she called her critics 'jealous, fat and ugly'. 

Johngilchrist
Johngilchrist

Tens of millions of women around the world are poisoning themselves and their daughters with all manners of skin-lightening treatments; toxic creams, bleaching etc.

These females are suffering neurological damage from mercury poisoning, infections and chemical burns in an attempt to be more visually appealing to men and compete with other women because nature favors lighter skinned females for better absorption of vitamin D during pregnancy.

But one white woman does the opposite, and it's national news, and even the Voice goes that low rather than reporting on shame of women of African and Asian descent.

Melinda9
Melinda9

When I first saw this picture, I had a moment of panic, thinking she had stayed in a tanning bed too long and was now charred. She needs help, an intervention. Her family needs to do something since she is obviously too ill with body dysmorphic disorder to help herself.

Rob in Philly
Rob in Philly

She's 34, her voice sounds cooked and she looks fried--sad.  She needs help, the tanning salons should cut off people like her much the same way a bar does. 

candy
candy

I thought the same exact thing when i saw that woman, blackface,, but i think she put a dark bronzer on her for that interview, because she looks lighter in other interviews i seen, her lawyer probably told her not to put the bronzer on... Her husband is a real jack ass to let her go out like that, does she not have family and friends to say "you look crazy"

Bs Detector
Bs Detector

You City Slickers just have no idea how dark a white person can get.

Now who is doing the racist stereotyping, bub?

Megeebag
Megeebag

Black is the new white or even orange u can never. Be toooo black or tooo orange

Timmee
Timmee

Let's hope Patricia at least tap dances.

Movielover
Movielover

This poor woman is crazed, and now even people who don't know her know that.  You'd think she'd do a little collagen in the lips if she wants to look so great.  It might help a little!  Love the Joan Crawford pix!  The Two Faced Woman song and dance she did with it was also good for a giggle. 

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

What kills me is her "I never would do that to my child" (and giving the "the crazy" face) and then you look at her.

Steinhope
Steinhope

Thank you for the Joan Crawford comparison. Flawless!

anonTWO
anonTWO

I had a good chuckle after I asked myself WTF seeing this woman's face on the news. Then I realized this woman is exhibiting a form of body dysmorphic disorder and it aint really all that funny. her skin color certainly can NOT be the result of a spray tan or tanning bed, she is probably also using those pills that bodybuilders swallow to darken their skin color along with the spray tan and tanning bed.

burning_plastic
burning_plastic

 People made a big deal about Beyonce's ad where she was unrecognizable and quite pale as well. If your point is that choosing to darken your skin is more shocking than choosing to lighten it, and that this is because lighter skin is more acceptable, I understand what you're saying and why that is sad. But both of these things are stories and this woman presents a visual that is pretty shocking and you can't blame people for reporting on it.

Rumpetta
Rumpetta

Tell it! She should just take Kim Kardashian's tips. She's virtually black, or at least usually has a lot of black in her!

Movielover
Movielover

How about assholes?  Is anal bleaching still ok?  Tell me quick!  I need to know!

VonD
VonD

Her husband doesn't control her, she has autonomy over her own body. It's 2012. If she wants to be black, so be it. She could stand to lose that bleach-blond crow's nest on her head, though.

LIMEN !
LIMEN !

I've seen this impudent, foolish, absurd actions of no thought of thier actions, and the consequences going on for years. That's why I made my lover takeout all our tanning-beds, out of our hair cutting salons. Years ago we had patrons that would go to 3,4,5 different tanning salons in one day. The consequences are horrific to the human body, when it gets to this point. This woman needs serious help. She has know idea what the hell that she is doing to her body. The danger is very serious!

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