The only thing more facepalm-y than holding an “African-themed” birthday party — whatever that even means, it’s an entire continent, people! — is how she took to Tumblr to defend the photographs of her friends in blackface, “tribal paint,” and a KKK costume.
Now the whole world knows an Australian woman identified by Huffington Post as Olivia Mahon is a racist idiot.
Mahon’s birthday party took place in September, after which she posted the pictures on her Facebook page. Photographs depict a couple people dressed like animals found in Africa, like elephants and gorillas. Mahon herself is dressed like Cleopatra. But most guests in the photos are wearing blackface and/or facepaint meant to look “tribal” and/or loincloths. And here’s the kicker — one person is actually dressed in a KKK hood.