Kansas City Star Hair-Don't Editorial Screed Warns JoCo White People: Patrick Mahomes Afro Wig Is ALMOST As Bad Blackface
Truth be told, I kinda thought the wig was a bit "problematic" as well but that was about a year and a half ago before Patrick Mahomes started shilling EVERYTHING from insurance to ketchup to ugly shoes.
This is probably giving clueless suburbanites a bit too much leeway but the youngster product models make it SEEM like the product is approved for white people . . . Even if it's not a costume any thoughtful person would wear. Jason "Big Sexy" Whitlock adorning himself with a version of the wig on national TV kinda proves/disproves any point about the cultural relevance of the hairpiece . . . Then again, by taking the costume to the national level, it's clear the wig isn't really verboten given that frizzy hair actually transcends racial boundaries if we want to get into the weeds of follicle-based demographic ethnography . . . WE DON'T.
There's plenty of blame to go around here and maybe the superstar jock might have been just a bit more suspect about the merch sold under his label. This could be something else for him to think about whilst contemplating the greatness of Tom Brady that we all witnessed Sunday night.
Sadly, the scribe absolves Patrick Mahomes of any responsibility in helping to bring this product to market and instead focuses his ire on some rando in JoCo. It's unclear if calling out a golden ghetto white dude and making him the bad guy is really productive for local race relations.
Fact is, mutual understanding or "unity" is never the point of public shaming . . . This racially charged hair piece hit piece is nothing more than a cynical ploy for mainstream media to punch down on the local populace in service of their own "progressive" credentials . . . And then wonder why people have stopped subscribing to the newspaper.
You decide . . .