Teens At Six Flags AirDrop Racist Insults While Allegedly Wearing Blackface
“We got stuff airdropped with the name ‘jigaboo jones’ when there was no other black ppl around and they asked if we like his face when they came to us,” Asiah wrote.
by Danteé Ramos
October 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm
A TikToker named Asiah called out a bunch of teenagers at Six Flags sporting face paint that could be regarded as blackface.
Since Asiah’s post, the TikTok video has gained criticism as viewers asked if Six Flags was aware of this latest trend of teens mocking Black people at their Halloween Freight Fest-themed park.
“We shouted, ‘y’all they got blackface,’ and the whole room got silent,” Asiah explained in the comments section. “Then they tried to defend themselves, and wasn’t making any sense.”
Not only was Asiah taunted in person by the Halloween bunch claiming the group directly asked her and her friends “if they liked their face paint” but, she also received airdropped photos from a device titled a racial slur.
“We got stuff airdropped with the name ‘jigaboo jones’ when there was no other black ppl around and they asked if we like his face when they came to us,” she wrote. “And it’s just a coincidence that they only came up to us and asked if we liked it.”
The teen allegedly wearing the Blackface costume was quickly identified on TikTok and Instagram but has deleted both accounts.
Viewers have noted in Asiah’s comments that they have also had similar interactions while spending time at the theme park.
“Similar thing happened to me and my siblings when we went to Six Flags, airdropped photos and all,” one commenter wrote. “Is it some sort of trend?”
In the video, the teen can be heard explaining to someone else waiting in line that his face paint was meant to be a skull like his friends, but it was “messed up.”
Asiah’s comment section turned into a debate as some viewers pointed out why the deed may or may not be an act of racism.
“He’s supposed to have a skull design like the friend he points to but said it got messed up,” one user wrote defending the teen.
“He literally says it used to look like his friends before it got messed up,” another comment reads. “Y’all just want everyone to be racist,” one wrote.
However, the vast majority of viewers interpreted the face paint as explicitly being blackface, and harshly criticized the behavior displayed in the video.
“The audacity to ask ‘you like it?’” a user wrote. “I would’ve beat him tf up,” another wrote.
“Looked in their eyes and said, ‘you like it,’” a user wrote.
TikTok users have been respectfully exposing and questioning Blackface assailants. Recently, a TikTok account under Britney Sinh stitched a response video to two college students dancing in their dorm room but one seemingly darker than the other which prompted Sinh’s shockingly disturbing facial expression as the video came to an end. If Blackface is becoming a trend on TikTok it wouldn’t come as a surprise because the social media platform has become the place for outlandish acts to be recorded and shared.