Why did FB delete video of black woman painting herself white to protest police brutality?

Why did FB delete video of black woman painting herself white to protest police brutality?

What’s the world coming to when you don’t have the right to make a complete fool of yourself?

Seeking to make a “statement” about police allegedly using innocent blacks for target practice, Tashala Dangel Geyer stripped naked and shot (oops, recorded) a video of herself painting her entire body from head to toe white so that she could avoid being gunned down by cops.

But soon after she posted the video to her Facebook account, it was inexpicably deleted. What remains unclear is why the post was deleted. Was it because the video contains full-frontal nudity? Profanity? Was some other mitigating factor at work?

I would say it’s safe to assume that the censors weren’t reacting negatively to the sociopolitical content, which in fact probably made the decision to delete the post difficult.

The video, which advises “colored people” (Geyer’s term) to “go white,” could sitll be found on YouTube as recently as this morning, but Geyer’s account has since been suspended. LU was able to download a copy of the video before it vanished. (Warning: NSFW, etc.)

As for Geyer’s concerns about running afoul of the law, I presume she is aware that most localities take a dim view of public nudity, even when it is done to make a political statement.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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