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‘Literally no way she can say it’s just a tan’: College student accused of doing blackface in dance video



Tricia Crimmins


Posted on Oct 13, 2022

A viral TikTok shows a female college student whose skin is darkened, and commenters are accusing the student of doing blackface.

In a TikTok posted on Sept. 11, TikToker Britney Sinh captured a screen recording of two women dancing in a college dorm. One of the women looks to have darkened her skin. The original TikTok was posted by Sydni Meadows (@sydni.meadows), whose TikTok account is now private.

After the video of Meadows dancing, Sinh looks stunned. On Thursday, Sinh’s video had almost 200,000 views on TikTok.

@britneysinh #greenscreen #greenscreenvideo ♬ mask off by future – ✰

Many commenters on Sinh’s video expressed their shock about the woman’s tan.

“I HAD THE SAME EXPRESSION WHEN I SAW,” @liltangirl commented.

“So we’re all making the same face right now good to know,” @bisexual.brunette wrote.

“AIN’T NO WAY,” @deepfrienddogfood commented.

Others insinuated that Meadows’ tan was dark enough to be considered blackface, which is when a person non-Black person darkens their skin to appear Black and has roots in racist 19th-Century minstrel shows.

“I’m scared,” @an_shadyyy commented. “They’re shapeshifting out here.”

“Why do they think they look better like that???” @lookatmethenlookatyou wrote. “Like where did they ever get that idea.”

“Literally no way she can say it’s just a tan,” @lillyyagirl commented.

The Daily Dot reached out to Minh via email and Meadow through Facebook.

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*First Published: Oct 13, 2022, 6:28 pm CDT