So, a lead story on today's BBC One's News at One concerned a former cricketer who's been forced to apologise after someone released a photo of him dressed up as one of his favourite rappers, Tupac Shakur, at a fancy dress party in 2009.
His crime? Wearing JustinTrudeauface.
I suppose I ought to confess too. When I was in my last year at primary school I played The Ghost of Christmas Future in Scrooge. I dressed in black and floated over the assembly hall menacingly, only slightly spoiling the effect by tripping over Scrooge's bed. But I'm ashamed to admit that I had gold make-up applied to my face at the time.
Yes, I'm guilty of goldface.
I was only 10 at the time, but that's no excuse.
And that, of course, as cultural historians well know, was why Auric Goldfinger was such a great Bond villain. He turned his enemies into racists.
Meanwhile, that BBC report really laid it on with a trowel. The bit about Alex Hales [by the BBC's Laura Scott] said that Mr Hales ''became further embroiled in the scandal after a photo emerged showing him dressing in a racially offensive way at a fancy dress party in 2009''.
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