The mayor of a Florida town recently appeared in a photograph with an individual dressed up in blackface attire.
The photograph was taken at a “senior fashion show” with an African safari theme hosted by a local police department. The mayor, Roberto Martell of Medley, Florida, is seen in the photograph with two women and the blackface party-goer.
The mayor apologized for the photograph and said it would “not happen again.”
🔦 Other politicians, like Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have also been caught in blackface-related incidents.