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NY Assemblyman Apologizes for Blackface Costume

Did not intend to offend


Assemblyman Dov Hikind this afternoon apologized for donning blackface at his blowout Purim party, after spending all morning defending his outrageous getup.

The joyous Jewish celebration of Purim can often involve Halloween-type costumes and Hikind didn't spare any detail in his curious retro look.

He wore brown face paint, sunglasses, an Afro wig and an orange jersey, in his bid to look like a 70s hoops star.