Club posts official photo of punters ‘blacking up’

Medication at Control share photos of nightclub goers in ‘blackface’ dressed as the Jamaican bobsleigh team


A Leeds club has come under fire for posting a photo of clubbers dressed in ‘blackface’

The punters chose to ‘black up’ and dress as the Jamaican bobsleigh team, made famous by the film Cool Runnings, following the end of the Winter Olympics.

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They were snapped by a photographer at Medication, a club night hosted at Control which is popular with students.

The photo was posted with the caption: ‘The Jamaican Bobsleigh Team getting their dose of Medication last night… yeeee mon!!!’

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One of the men dressed as a member of the Jamaican bobsleigh team was snapped in numerous photos throughout the night.

One Leeds student told The Tab: “They’re doing it to be funny, but this is clearly inappropriate.”

“Racism shouldn’t be allowed on any level and I’m shocked a club would allow this on their page.”

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Another said: “Blackface is never ok, this is just racist and should never have been published.”

This isn’t the first time students have caused controversy for altering their skin colour for fancy dress.

Last year Edinburgh law students caused outrage after dressing as Somalian pirates.

Are you offended by their costumes or is this just a bit of fun? Leave a comment below.