Art Green under fire over 'blackface' costume

  • 24/07/2015
Art Green under fire over 'blackface' costume

Former Bachelor NZ Art Green is facing some heat on social media today after pictures surfaced of him in "blackface".

The pictures show the reality television star dressed up in Bollywood-style clothing, complete with brown make-up darkening his skin.

Green's girlfriend Matilda Rice posted a photo of the pair at the party to Instagram, calling Green a "chocolate-covered treat". The post was later deleted.

Twitter user @SurenR was among those criticising Green's decision to don "blackface", tweeting: "Hey white face....don't do blackface EVER."

Green was attending former Dancing with the Stars contestant Colin Mathura-Jeffree's Bollywood birthday bash where he partied with Rice, singer Boh Runga and Bachelor NZ contestants Dani Robinson and Chrystal Chenery.

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