Museum apologizes after party people with black faces and ‘strange’ clothes cause controversy

Museum apologizes after party people with black faces and ‘strange’ clothes cause controversy

- Clothing and facial designs used by a group of party goers has compelled the African Museum in Belgium to issue an apology

- The clothing and the painted faces were described as depicting racism but the revelers argued there was no such intent

- Criticisms about the role the museum played in the organisation of the party forced it to apologise

A group of people who went for a party at Belgium’s African Museum have reportedly caused controversy.

YEN.com.gh understands that the museum has been compelled to issue an apology as the party goers reportedly branded themselves in a way that generated debates.

Information available shows that the people appeared with faces painted black and clothing reflecting colonial designs.

Museum apologizes after party people with black faces and ‘strange’ clothes cause controversy

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Edition.cnn.com reports that the party was organized by an external events company known as Thé Dansant.

It has been further revealed that the event was African-themed and its dress codes included designs such as la sape, colorful, wakanda and future African.

Museum apologizes after party people with black faces and ‘strange’ clothes cause controversy

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A photo showing people at the party went viral and this led to criticisms and questions about the role the museum played in the incident.

Thé Dansant however reacted by saying that the visitors traced their roots to Africa and were proud of their culture. It added that Africans present were excited about the event.

The African Museum has meanwhile issued an apology, saying it is sorry for mishandling the situation.

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