Why’d Facebook Delete a Video of a Woman Painting Herself White to Protest Police Brutality?

Wednesday night, a woman of color named Tashala Dangel Geyer started a livestream on Facebook. In it, she used paint that she claimed came from Home Depot to paint herself white so that she is never shot and killed by police.

“This the best shit I ever could’ve thought of,” she mused as she painted. “This is saving my life! It’s saving my life! Yes, God, it is, honey!”

Later, she said, “I don’t want any brown on me!” before advising viewer to, “Go white! Ronald McDonald on their ass. You won’t get shot. Shit, like I said, police ain’t gonna kill me.”

The Facebook stream, however, was taken down. Now, parts are back up. Here’s part of it that she reposted:

Obviously, while humorous at times, the performance was meant as commentary on recent police shootings of black men like Philando CastileKeith Scott, and Terence Crutcher.

[image via screengrab]

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