February 26, 2016 4
Crikey publisher Private Media sells off women's site Women's Agenda. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
October 23, 2009 7
Blackface! A crucifixion! Masturbation! This week's coveted Wankley award goes to the outrage surrounding John Safran's new show Race Relations before it had even aired. Storm in a teacup, anyone?
October 16, 2009 6
A Melbourne toy shop has moved some of its products out of its display windows, and the Herald Sun was on hand to fan one of the oldest beat-ups in the book: "innocent children oppressed by PC killjoys".
October 14, 2009
What, is everybody doing it now? The latest edition of French Vogue magazine features supermodel Lara Stone in blackface. Stay tuned for next month's spread, featuring a man in a duck suit and a guest appearance by Farnsy.
October 12, 2009 37
Ben Pobjie presents minutes from Hey Hey's last Production Meeting, where a creative decision was made between "Jackson Jive", "Schmuckie the Jew With The Giant Nose", "The Asian Driver Song", and "Al-Boomah, the Exploding Arab Clown".
October 9, 2009 4
Daryl Somers wins this week's coveted Wankley Award, for not letting a bit of blackface controversy get in the way of crowing about Hey Hey It's Wednesday's stellar ratings.
October 9, 2009 78
Red Symons speaks out on the Hey Hey blackface debacle and racism backlash: Americans are offended by blackface. Australians are largely not.
October 9, 2009
Crikey readers weigh in on Hey Hey and the historical connotations of blackface. Plus, how would Joe Hockey be as leader of the Opposition?
October 9, 2009 16
Crooner Kamahl was used for a cheap laugh during 'that' skit on Hey Hey. What did he think of it? Crikey intern Melanie Mahony gets the full story.
October 9, 2009
One of the Jackson Jive from Hey Hey it's Saturday's now notorious blackface skit explains why they chose to perform. And yes, they did think it would be "a little bit controversial".
October 9, 2009 3
Dear Daryl: this is how you do it. The Goodies spoof the Black and White Minstrel Show: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfKLP1WzMRE[/youtube]
October 8, 2009
Crikey’s Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and editor Jonathan Green blackface-off over the Liberal Party leadership.
October 8, 2009 4
There's no such thing as ancient history on the internet. A Crikey reader unearths Harry Connick Jr. appearing in a MAD TV sketch with "blackface" in 1996. Hmm.
October 8, 2009 43
In light of all the scandal following last night's Hey Hey it's Saturday, which featured a blackface skit, Crikey intern Melanie Mahony clarifies the history of blackface. Is it racist?
October 8, 2009 2
With Hey Hey's blackface scandal, it's not so much that community standards have changed in 20 years, it's that thanks to technology it's easier for the audience to make its feelings and displeasure heard.
October 8, 2009
The reaction to Hey Hey’s ill advised Red Faces Blackfaces act is rapidly dividing into two camps: outrage and outrage, writes Sophie Black.
October 8, 2009 58
Whilst reanimating the fetid corpse of Hey Hey it's Saturday, the show's producers decided to also revive some ol' fashioned 20th century bigotry, by putting on a Minstrel Show. Pundits across the pond didn't quite see the funny side.