BY TER STAFF
After a photo of a man wearing black face, purportedly country music star Jason Aldean, went viral, a rep for Aldean has now confirmed that the man is in fact Aldean. In the photo Jason Aldean is dressed up as rapper Lil Wayne, and to complement his costume he wore fake dreadlocks and black face. It is one thing to wear black face, but so far, Aldean has issued no apology for his highly racist and offensive costume.
A representative was able to confirm the photo’s authenticity on behalf of Aldean, but Aldean himself (or through his representatives) chose not to issue an apology. It is uncertain whether an apology will later follow, as the backlash will certainly build up, but it will likely be too little, too late. In no circumstances is wearing black face acceptable, Halloween or not, and let’s only hope that the country music star’s career will soon pay the consequences for his October 31st racism.