Man sparks outrage after he paints his face black to look like Samuel Jackson's character from 'Pulp Fiction' for Halloween
A London Underground passenger offended a racially sensitive woman after he painted his face black for a Halloween costume. The Central Line traveler had dressed up as Samuel L Jackson's character Jules Winnfield from the 1994 blockbuster film 'Pulp Fiction'. However, when the fellow traveler confronted him and accused him of being "racist" towards black people for his makeup, he shrugged and simply asked her: "Why not?"
22-year-old Petra-Isabella Joli, a model and IT manager from Surrey, captured the footage of the incident while she was traveling home on Saturday night. She then posted the video to her Instagram account, in which he explained to her that Samuel L Jackson was one of his favorites and "a person I like".
However, the outraged woman responded by saying: "I wouldn't try and be a black person." She then continued: "I think it's a bit racist that you put black make up on." But he reiterated: "It's a person I like, why not?"
In the post caption, Joli wrote: "I was on the Central line going home last night, where I witnessed the disgusting disrespect of blackface shown from this Bulgarian man. When confronted he claimed to have dressed up as Samuel L Jackson and responded saying 'why not, it's a person he likes'? This is 2018 and you're in London, don't expect people to sit quiet and not confront you."
One user said: "He should know the difference between appreciation and appropriation." While another added: "People are so easily offended nowadays."
Tens of thousands of people hit London clubs to celebrate Halloween four days before the actual event on Saturday, Daily Mail reports.