Talking Heads’ David Byrne Apologizes for Donning Blackface


    YouTubeDavid Byrne has apologized for donning blackface in a promotional clip for the Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense. The singer wrote on Twitter Tuesday that a journalist, Sean Malin, had recently brought the video to his attention—and that in retrospect it was a “major mistake.”In the promotional video Byrne interviews himself in character as multiple absurd fictional journalists—including characters of color.“In the piece I appear as a number of different characters interviewing myself, and some of the characters portrayed are people of color,” Byrne tweeted Tuesday, adding, “I’d just about forgotten about this skit and I’m grateful that it has been brought to my attention.”Read more at The Daily Beast.


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