The only thing more facepalm-y than holding an â€œAfrican-themedâ€ birthday party â€” whatever that even means, itâ€™s an entire continent, people! â€” is how she took to Tumblr to defend the photographs of her friends in blackface, â€œtribal paint,â€ and a KKK costume.
Now the whole world knows an Australian woman identified by Huffington Post as Olivia Mahon is a racist idiot.
Mahonâ€™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 â€œtribalâ€ and/or loincloths. And hereâ€™s the kicker â€” one person is actually dressed in a KKK hood.