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A mother of two from Massachusetts took a Twitter account this week to slam the practice of revelers painting their faces green when dressing up as witches, branding it racist

Woman causes uproar by claiming green Halloween face paint is 'just as racist' as blackface because it 'represents the torturings of witches in the 1600s'

  • Mother of two from Massachusetts came under fire on Twitter this week
  • She controversially compared dressing as a witch with 'green face' to blackface
  • Claimed it was a racist to paint your face green and represented years of torture
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A woman has come under fire after comparing green Halloween costumes to 'blackface'.

The mother-of-two from Massachusetts, who goes by the name of 'Cannawitch', took to her Twitter account this week to slam the practice of revelers painting their faces green when dressing up as witches.

Claiming it represents the 'punishments and torturings of alleged witches in the 1600s', she branded it 'just as racist as a white person painting their face black'.

The tweet quickly caused controversy, racking up dozens of replies who criticized her for comparing a Halloween costume to blackface, a practice which spans centuries and has an ugly history of being used to perpetuate racial stereotypes and mock slaves for the entertainment of white people.

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A mother of two from Massachusetts took a Twitter account this week to slam the practice of revelers painting their faces green when dressing up as witches, branding it racist

A mother of two from Massachusetts took a Twitter account this week to slam the practice of revelers painting their faces green when dressing up as witches, branding it racist

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: 'Can people stop painting their faces green when they dress up as witches ?! 'The green face represents the harsh punishments and torturings of alleged witches in the 1600s. It's just as racist as a white person painting their face black '.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: 'Can people stop painting their faces green when they dress up as witches ?! 'The green face represents the harsh punishments and torturings of alleged witches in the 1600s. It's just as racist as a white person painting their face black '.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: 'Can people stop painting their faces green when they dress up as witches ?! 'The green face represents the harsh punishments and torturings of alleged witches in the 1600s. It's just as racist as a white person painting their face black '.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: 'Can people stop painting their faces green when they dress up as witches ?!

'The green face represents the harsh punishments and torturings of alleged witches in the 1600s.

"It's just as racist as a white person painting their face black."

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And Twitter users quickly monitored the controversial tweet, questioning its accuracy.

The tweet quickly caused controversy, racking up dozens of replies who criticized her for comparing a Halloween costume to blackface, a practice which spans centuries and has an ugly history of being used to perpetuate racial stereotypes and mock slaves for the entertainment of white people

The tweet quickly caused controversy, racking up dozens of replies who criticized her for comparing a Halloween costume to blackface, a practice which spans centuries and has an ugly history of being used to perpetuate racial stereotypes and mock slaves for the entertainment of white people

The tweet quickly caused controversy, racking up dozens of replies who criticized her for comparing a Halloween costume to blackface, a practice which spans centuries and has an ugly history of being used to perpetuate racial stereotypes and mock slaves for the entertainment of white people

One follower wrote: "Delete this. You appropriated this and made it up as you went along. What a horrifically racist take. "Why yes, my witch ancestors sat and had tea at lynching, but you painting your face green for a Halloween costume is much worse."

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Another added: 'It's not a very good parallel to compare black face to' green face ', because you can: a.) Chose to be a neopagan, you can't chose to be black and b.) Already been overstated in all replies , but 'green face' comes from the wizard or oz b / c technicolor '.

Explaining where the association of witches and the color green originated from, another tweeted: 'The green face comes from the Wizard of Oz because it showed up better in technical color. It has zero to do with the history of witches and is not comparable to blackface. '

One follower wrote: "Delete this. You appropriated this and made it up as you went along. What a horrifically racist take. 'Why yes, my witch ancestors sat and had tea at lynching, but you painting your face green for a Halloween costume is much worse'

One follower wrote: "Delete this. You appropriated this and made it up as you went along. What a horrifically racist take. 'Why yes, my witch ancestors sat and had tea at lynching, but you painting your face green for a Halloween costume is much worse'

One follower wrote: "Delete this. You appropriated this and made it up as you went along. What a horrifically racist take. 'Why yes, my witch ancestors sat and had tea at lynching, but you painting your face green for a Halloween costume is much worse'

However, some defended views, with one writing: 'Painting the face green is a gross depiction of witches throughout pop culture and media. It depicts witches as decrepit old hags with nasty features

However, some defended views, with one writing: 'Painting the face green is a gross depiction of witches throughout pop culture and media. It depicts witches as decrepit old hags with nasty features

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However, some defended views, with one writing: 'Painting the face green is a gross depiction of witches throughout pop culture and media. It depicts witches as decrepit old hags with nasty features

However, some defended views, with one writing: 'Painting the face green is a gross depiction of witches throughout pop culture and media. It depicts witches as decrepit old hags with nasty features.

'Not racist but offensive. They were falsely accused and hunted down for their beliefs and green face continues the stereotype. '

However later on the woman in question deleted the original tweet and wrote: 'Maybe I shouldn't have compared it to' blackface 'but that's the popular discriminatory topic.

'I would have doubted most of twitter if I compared witches being depicted as evil green wart faced villains with antisemitic drawings.'

However later on the woman in question deleted her original tweet and wrote: 'Maybe I shouldn't have compared it to' blackface 'but that's the popular discriminatory topic
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However later on the woman in question deleted her original tweet and wrote: 'Maybe I shouldn't have compared it to' blackface 'but that's the popular discriminatory topic

However later on the woman in question deleted her original tweet and wrote: 'Maybe I shouldn't have compared it to' blackface 'but that's the popular discriminatory topic

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