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Media briefs: Women’s Agenda sold … nightmare on Zika St … how to do blackface …

Media briefs: Women’s Agenda sold … nightmare on Zika St … how to do blackface …

Crikey publisher Private Media sells off women's site Women's Agenda. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Getting your stolen Safran knickers in a twist

Getting your stolen Safran knickers in a twist

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?

Golly, the <em>Hun</em> should be black, white and red (faced) all over

Golly, the Hun should be black, white and red (faced) all over

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".

French <em>Vogue</em> does blackface

French Vogue does blackface

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.

Minutes from a <em>Hey Hey</em> Production Meeting

Minutes from a Hey Hey Production Meeting

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".

Daryl Somers

Daryl Somers

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.

Red Symons: …and then nobody laughed

Red Symons: …and then nobody laughed

Red Symons speaks out on the Hey Hey blackface debacle and racism backlash: Americans are offended by blackface. Australians are largely not.

Hey Hey it’s a giant mess

Hey Hey it’s a giant mess

Crikey readers weigh in on Hey Hey and the historical connotations of blackface. Plus, how would Joe Hockey be as leader of the Opposition?

Q&A with Kamahl: why is <em>Hey Hey</em> so unkind?

Q&A with Kamahl: why is Hey Hey so unkind?

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.

<em>Hey Hey’s</em> Jackson Jive: Why we wore blackface

Hey Hey’s Jackson Jive: Why we wore blackface

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".