Judy Garland in blackface in "Everybody Sing" (1938)

Share this video on

What's Hot

What's New

Top Grossing

Top of the Chart

Recommend

Dominique Ricketts : This hurt to watch so much. After watching Childish Gambino's "This is America", I was shocked to think that my favourite actress would agree to do something so low life like this :(.

Lil Oozy : This made me want to cry and im not even black :/ .

pastel evaaa : this was awfully scary to watch

Hank Tilbury : After all is said and done, the hows and whys of this performance don't matter. No excuses or appeals to "tradition" or "context" or any other nuanced arguments suffice. It is, quite simply, disgusting, offensive and wrong.

Ivy May : Her mother forced her to do this role i believe. No I'm not justifying what she did, but you need to do a little bit of research before straight up assuming she's racist. It's a role she had to play, that's not who she is as a person.

jas cota : This is actually terrifying

Joya Johnson : I couldn't even finish this. I was crying with fury in the first couple seconds.

Heavygusto : This is the same girl who was given a cocktail of uppers and downers to keep her in line and performing. It's a sad comment on racism in Hollywood back then, but also on the way young stars were treated.

fluffylover1231 : Everyone attacking Judy for this, just stop. Firstly whether Mrs. Garland found it right or wrong is beside the point. She was 14 years old and being forced into rolls by her mother. “Well did her mom hold a gun to her head!!!!” Did or didn’t, no matter how badass you thought you were at 14 you were still going to listen to your parents! She was in film when a studio system thought nothing of giving a young girl pills to lose weight and to force long working hours. Before Judy was 10 her mother was forcing uppers and downers down her throat. A young actress molested on set when she was filming Wizard Of Oz. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (the first studio she signed with) gave her the diet pills, calling her too fat. Because she was overweight, MGM only served her chicken broth and cottage cheese, and there were even informants who watched what she was eating. She said later: "From the time I was 13, there was a constant struggle between MGM and me — whether or not to eat, how much to eat, what to eat. I remember this more vividly than anything else about my childhood." By the end of her life (an accidental OD) she had experienced a life of travesty. And all anyone wants to look at is a little girl being forced into black face.

Sadie M : Oh, Judy. Hopefully, she didn't realize what she was doing or she couldn't get out of playing the role.

you wish : Damn. Pretty disgusting. With that being said, this was 80 years ago in 1938, and then this wasn't see as being racist or offensive as it is now. Plus she was a young kid. I doubt she even knew what she was doing.

OneTimeHero : Im gonna ruin her for so many white people lmao

Dayton Potts : Dorothy???

Nataly Ramirez : The song of Beyonce " FORMATION" she says that her " My daddy alabama, mama louisiana" and on this video it says on 2:52

Outdoor Mississippi : Who watched this after this is America

Matt Bradley : What hurts the most is the fact the men thought she was actually black for a time

Krusty Kard Likes Lying : Childish Gambino

Its Metri : Deeply disturbing

T J : I am so disgusted, I actually liked the wizard of Oz

Kaykay Blowfish : The fact that this used to be okay is so upsetting.... even the most kind and talented actresses and performers used to believe this was normal. So hard to watch.

trollskullkid69 : I don't remember this from The Wizard of Oz...

Trinity Williams : This is so disturbing...

priscilla valentino : her voice is amazing but i really hate this video oh god

Black Bones : lmao so many butt hurt people in the comments

Liam Chessor : Who else is here from this is america

T. Washington : I don't care how long ago and how things were back then. She had to have known this wasn't right. And to think I was rooting for her to get back home to Aunty Am! SMH

Byron Sandell : Them lips though

NPC #8764344 : Very scary to watch.

Audrey Taylor : Being 14 in the 21st century and being 14 in 1930 was completely different so all these people saying how they don't like her now or whatever are just ugh so idiotic. She was forced into this and this was extremely common and back in the 1930s there wasn't anything wrong with this. Yes it's horrible but that doesn't change the fact that it was almost 100 years ago and times has changed for the better now.

Dalia Ruiz-Holt : This is awful. It's hard to think about how okay this was back then.

Ruby Ali : Her mother actually forced her to do this she was quite abusive

Pedro : She was a child when forced to do many bad things by MGM like using strong drugs to work 18 hours per day 6 days a week. I think In this case was not her fault, but the period, MGM Studios and her mother who wants Judy to be famous so badly..... :(

James Demestihas : just another young actress hungry for any work

MrDenizen : Lol, this is hysterical 😂😂😂

ange xo : Just found out that she didn’t want to do this role and her mother forced her to do it

Kool-Wade Man : Dorothy? Racist?!

reecewindsor10 : She was such a great talent.

Louxie Grim : This was the TIME of racism back then, she was young and definitely not fully aware of what she was doing at FOURTEEN wearing blackface 💯 she became very successful regardless what Hollywood MADE her do

Betty M. : You guys have to understand this was in the 1930s. As horrible as it was, racism was the norm. You have to understand that she was a child and she didn’t understand what the concept of racism was.

jetpackwolf : I am trying so hard to see with the entertainment value is in this.. and I just can’t.. it sucks

Saint Tos : There's no place like home...

addienoodle : This is scary

OneTimeHero : Im gonna ruin her for so many white people lmao

Kenny McCormick : Why are people mad at this?

Spartan E170 : When I was very little I like 4 or 5, I was scrolling down youtube and I saw a thumbnail of Jim Crow and I got scared of it. Not racism scared, I was young and I didn't really know racism I got scared because like it looked scary for me and unrealistic. Now I'm mad that they would do this and make racist stereotypes.

alx : SHE´S SO STUPID

Ngozi Enumah : This is highly expected and no surprise at all.

Emmauel Clark : This was 1938 relax this was considered ok back then

Xtendo : This is art

Donald Sexton : That would be a great Super Bowl halftime show.