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Thread #161296   Message #3834727
Posted By: Senoufou
25-Jan-17 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
David Carter, about the Witchmen: we've watched them many many times. And yes, they still black up. My black husband has had his photo taken loads of times with them, arms around each other in an extremely friendly way. A plump black lady from Ghana was watching them at Sheringham quite recently and she stood next to us. She was enchanted and thought they were wonderful.
I agree they're scary, which I adore. They're pagan and that's why they chose black and amber as their colours. They grunt and growl, and wave their fists at each other in the dance, it's brilliant.
There's absolutely NOTHING parodying Africans about their dancing. Nothing.