The new Ben Stiller film, "Tropic Thunder," has attracted controversy for a few reasons, including Robert Downey, Jr.'s character's decision to "blacken up." Is it simply ironic humor or is it offensive?
In response, a Slate reporter posed the question this way: Is it ever acceptable for a white actor to put on blackface for a role?
See how he answered in this 6 minute video report:
What do you think? Is it ever acceptable for a white actor to wear blackface, even if done ironically?