Kansas City Star Shockingly Compares White Teacher Wearing a Patrick Mahomes Afro Wig To Blackface (PIC)
According to a journalist from the Kansas City Star — A White man rocking a Patrick Mahomes’ wig is almost as bad as blackface.
This particular writer was really upset that a White teacher dressed up as Patrick Mahomes on Chiefs spirit day, calling it “totally unacceptable,” “appalling,” and even “hideous.”
“Some argue that the Chiefs and their all-world quarterback Mahomes signed off an official line of headbands with curly-haired wigs attached. The replica hairpieces were for sale at some grocery stores, and knockoffs are readily available for purchase online.
But that argument doesn’t hold weight for me. The headband-wig combo was a bad idea from the start. One look at the distasteful photo and it’s easy to see why students at Shawnee Mission East were offended.
Cultural appropriation and racial insensitivity are real issues in a predominately white but diversifying school district such as Shawnee Mission, where the minority student population was nearly 38% at the start of the school year.”
The writer actually reached out to the Chiefs about what he thinks is a issue, and he has not heard back just yet.
“There are creative ways to honor and celebrate the Chiefs and their star quarterback. White people wearing Afro wigs is definitely not one.”