People Are Actually Mad At Al Roker For Dressing As White Character for Halloween

People are mad at Al Roker for dressing up as Doc Brown from Back to the Future for Halloween, not because it was a bad costume, but because the character is white. 

Now, social media users are asking why it was ok for him to dress up as a white character, while NBC canceled his colleague Megyn Kelly’s show after her controversial blackface comments.

The criticism was so much that Al had to step up and defend himself. 

“I’m going to say this one last time, but the folks who get it, understand and the ones who DON’T, won’t,” he began. “I can be Doc Brown, and I wear the outfit and wig and not change my skin color. If you’re white, you can be President Obama if you want. Just don’t color your skin!”

Still, people are tagging #whiteface in reference to blackface… as if they’re the same thing. 

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