When the ‘blackface’ controversy started I immediately thought of Zulu, probably the only place a person my age would have been likely to see actual people in blackface. I always understood it to be a parody of a parody. I do have mixed feelings here. If someone is offended, I don’t think it should be ignored. Of course, ultimately people offended by this spectacle can just not go to Zulu.
From the New York Times: