Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used predominantly by non-black performers to portray a caricature of a black people. Blackface makeup may also be worn as part of folk play or for disguising , rather than as a racial stereotype of black people. In the United States the practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the "happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation" or the " dandified coon ". There is no consensus about a single moment that constitutes the origin of blackface.
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A Japanese TV programme has sparked accusations of racism and cultural insensitivity after a comedian painted his face to impersonate Eddie Murphy. Using makeup to lampoon black people - a practice known as blackface - is seen by many to be deeply offensive. US-born writer and columnist Baye McNeil - who is black and has lived in Japan for 13 years - drew attention to the show on Twitter, arguing that black people were "not a punchline nor a prop". Note to japanese performing in BlackFace : Blackness is not a punchline nor a prop.