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The Internet Is Outraged After A Makeup Artist Transformed Herself Into A Black Woman For Halloween

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Percem Akin is a makeup artist from Turkey who recently received a ton of backlash on the internet after she transformed herself into a black woman for Halloween. On her bio on Instagram, it said that she is a self-taught SFX makeup artist and she was also the winner of the NYX PM FaceAwards Turkey 2017. She is also a professional Beauty-SFX makeup artist.

Her Instagram shows her doing a variety of makeup from gore, to pirates, to skeletons.

But her most recent one as a black woman incurred a whole bunch of wrath online.

Percem posted a video on YouTube of a makeup tutorial on how to “turn” into a black woman. She also added to the look by wearing a headscarf and creating scars on her face.

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As if doing blackface wasn’t bad and controversial enough she decided to post some hashtags which only stoked the fire.

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The caption read: ‘color and pain. My lovely black beauty transformation makeup.’ Some of the hashtags that she used included: #blackwoman #slave #sadmakeup #100days of makeup.

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Rightfully so, the internet got mad and lambasted her pictures. Comments on her video and Instagram forced her to take down both the picture and the video.

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