A cosplayer is being called ‘racist’ for her blackface Michonne from ‘The Walking Dead’ costume.
Cosplay enthusiast, Kira Markeljc is receiving international backlash after going “blackface” in order to look like Michonne from The Walking Dead. According to Buzzfeed, “Tumblr user narulein…posted her friend’s makeup test on Tumblr last weekend.” The German artist, who is known as Purple Candy Cosplay on Facebook, has been working on the outfit for a while, and when the test picture went viral, she immediately deleted it and posted the following message.
Soooo, many people said i made a “blackface” with my michonne make up test. First: i only wanted to cosplay my favourite Character of the walking dead and i wanted to do her COMPLETLY.
Second: i am definitly not a racist, what many people said i hate racists and i have to say that i am not complete german so…
Third: i deleted the pictures if some of u feeled disturbed by them. That don’t means that i give up cosplaying michonne. I will do it anyway it is my free decision.
So guys, hope now u all are satisfied and hate more (Via)
Michonne is not the only Walking Dead character she dressed up as. When asked about the controversy, Markeljc commented, “Everyone who makes something good gets haters, right. I see it as something special, my site also gets more likes,” which isn’t really helping.