Today I logged onto MySpace and look what I found:
That's the punk band known as NOFX decked out in blackface makeup from the tip of their nose down to their surfboard.
So these jackasses took an ignorant picture of themselves... they're not the only ones. But for MySpace to post the picture as an advertisement for the band? That's a whole other story.
Was the band trying to be ironic? Maybe. But their irony is in bad taste considering the fact that people still threateningly hang nooses around African-American co-workers on a regular basis.
Who knows what the real story is. Maybe the band is trying to attract attention, and maybe I'm playing right into it. Or maybe I happen to have caught MySpace in the act of posting an ad in extremely poor taste that never should have been posted in the first place.
UPDATE 1: Logged in the day after and the picture is still up.