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Did Mitt Romney Seriously Just Wear Brownface to Appear on Univision?

11:53 pm - 09/20/2012
Last night, Mitt Romney appeared on Univision to promote his flailing candidacy to a group of Americans that pretty strongly doesn't like him: Latinos. But wait a gosh darn second — Mittens looked suspiciously, dramatically tanner and oranger than he normally looks. Could it be that his makeup artist was trying to bronze him to the point of Latino relatability? Did Mitt Romney fucking seriously just wear brown makeup so Latin voters might think he's tan enough to support?

During his appearance, Romney attempted to make inroads with Latino voters, who Romney desperately needs if he wants to win the election. Unfortunately, Latinos aren't really into Mitt Romney; 60% of Latino voters say they are Obama supporters while Romney has the vote of a paltry 30%. To Latino voters, the near-consensus seems to be that Romney is an off-putting weirdo who supports shitty, racist immigration policies.

So rather than just, uh, getting better policies, Mittbot's hard drive kicked into hyperdrive, a bunch of lights spun and flashed, and an idea happened. Idea: if you want the Latino vote, become a Latino. And how do humans Latino? Makeup! Foundation is our salvation!
I've gotten to the point where I just reflexively cringe when I see a news story about Mitt Romney. I can't help it anymore; the letters R-O-M-N-E-Y in succession cause a Pavlovian empathetic shame response in me. It's like watching Heidi Montag try to sing and dance at the same time.

Maybe I'm being unfair. Even though those now-infamous secret tapes of Romney revealed that the candidate believes that his life would be way easier if only he had been born a Latino rather than a white millionaire's son, there are other perfectly reasonable explanations as to why Romney would have sashayed onto the Miami Univision set oranger than John Boehner with jaudice. He could actually have jaundice, in which case this is no laughing matter. He could have been having a very sensitive skin day. Maybe his makeup artist went blind and Romney didn't have the heart to fire him. Maybe he was sending a subliminal message to Snooki. And, of course, the possibility exists that this is Mitt Romney running out of fucks to give and choosing to run the most entertaining screw-up of a campaign the US has ever seen from this point onward.

source: jezebel has picture
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chimbleysweep 21st-Sep-2012 04:00 am (UTC)
But he looked so good and natural!
fenris_lorsrai 21st-Sep-2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Your icon is perfect.
jettakd 21st-Sep-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Anti-racism Tumblrs are having a well-deserved field day with this. Especially that he did this to relate and then called DREAMers "illegal immigrants".
evildevil 21st-Sep-2012 06:16 am (UTC)
link to good ones?
effervescent 21st-Sep-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Huh. The picture at Jezebel isn't as obvious, but the one here makes it clearer. Not sure exactly what he was thinking.
chimbleysweep 21st-Sep-2012 04:09 am (UTC)
I really don't want to know what the inside of his collar looked like after that.
fishphile 21st-Sep-2012 04:08 am (UTC)
This is just a horrible campaign. Like when you think it can't get worse it goes and gets worse.
baked_goldfish 21st-Sep-2012 06:34 am (UTC)
I feel like I'm watching some kind of parody, but with the deep dread of understanding that he could actually be elected president.
sking20854 21st-Sep-2012 04:16 am (UTC)
This bitch.
sweetveg 21st-Sep-2012 04:18 am (UTC)
i would not be surprised...
layweed 21st-Sep-2012 04:19 am (UTC)
I can't believe he would be just THAT stupid. This has to have been some sort of bizarre accident.
hilsongirl 21st-Sep-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
you mean like when his family spelled their last name as R- Money?
prehnite 21st-Sep-2012 04:20 am (UTC)
Every time you think his campaign can't get any worse it does. JUST STAHP
teacup_werewolf 21st-Sep-2012 04:28 am (UTC)
OMG it just keeps going down hill..
makemerun 21st-Sep-2012 04:28 am (UTC)
I switch my vote, I think Herman Cain was just playing us. Clearly Romney is the mole.
makemerun 21st-Sep-2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Also lol if anyone actually remembers that show. ANDERSONNNNN
soultoast 21st-Sep-2012 04:32 am (UTC)
This reminds me of when Christina Aguilera had the streaks of self-tanner running down her leg, and the Nicole Kidman white powder issue.
Also, of a moron.
lit_chick08 21st-Sep-2012 04:35 am (UTC)
His campaign has become one long SNL sketch. At every event, I'm just waiting for Will Ferrell as Bush to stroll in.
amber_protocol 21st-Sep-2012 04:55 am (UTC)
This is the perfect way to put it tbh. Just when you think he can't get more ridiculous/offensive/stupid, the next day dawns and he plummets to a new low.

IMO this Presidential election cycle is a lot less ridiculously stressful than the last, although I'm not American so it won't affect me too directly either way. It is fun to sit here and point and laugh at Mittens though.
cozmic_oceanz 21st-Sep-2012 04:43 am (UTC)
whether it's bad make up job or intentional brown face idec just lol
kaelstra 21st-Sep-2012 04:58 am (UTC)
Both, IMO
suwiel 21st-Sep-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
At this point, I think he's just fucking with everyone. Like...the entire republican party is playing one big joke on all of us.
mirhanda 21st-Sep-2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm almost waiting for them to reveal their real candidate while yelling "PSYCH!"
rex_dart 21st-Sep-2012 05:05 am (UTC)
Well, this is it.

This is the point at which I just cannot fucking believe what is happening anymore.
arisma 21st-Sep-2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Yup, same.
babysinclair 21st-Sep-2012 05:15 am (UTC)
Is it still brown face when it's bright orange??

I mean he looks like an oompa loompa but clearly does not have the ability to make up shadey songs on the spot.
skellington1 21st-Sep-2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'd be more likely to vote for a candidate who could legit come up with on-the-spot off-the-cuff lyrics and choreography, ngl.

It'd make UN meetings hilarious.
shhh_its_s3cr3t 21st-Sep-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
Ay Carumba...... Just STOP please Mittens.... Latinos are not Estupido.... UGH.
whatisurdamage 21st-Sep-2012 05:27 am (UTC)
i feel like there was a troll working for univision in the hair/make-up department... this is just too bad.
zinnia_rose 21st-Sep-2012 06:17 am (UTC)
Yes, because Latinos are all neon orange.

OH WAIT.
evildevil 21st-Sep-2012 06:40 am (UTC)
astridmyrna 21st-Sep-2012 06:44 am (UTC)
How much fail can one accomplish in such a short period of time?
jasonbeast 21st-Sep-2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
The Republican party is rapidly approaching a singularity, at which point a black hole of fail will form and devour them all.

... what? A guy can dream.
baked_goldfish 21st-Sep-2012 07:19 am (UTC)
This is honestly the most desperate campaign. I still can't believe he might win.
zombieroadtrip 21st-Sep-2012 07:45 am (UTC)
tumblr's on it

dearmisterecho 21st-Sep-2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
lmfao he needs more hibiscus accessories
odette_river 21st-Sep-2012 08:05 am (UTC)
D:
et_tu_lulu Oompa Loompa, Do-ba-dee-do21st-Sep-2012 08:38 am (UTC)


Is his team even trying to win at this point?
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