Robert Downey Jr. Defends His Blackface Role In Tropic Thunder

Let us travel back in time a bit, back to a period before Uber, The Masked Singer, and other atrocities. In 2008, the very same year that Iron Man would kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr. would take to the silver screens with a, uh, slightly more esoteric role as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder, the massive comedy hit. At the time, not much was made of Robert’s use of blackface. Now, however, it’s coming back to bite him, it seems.

Sitting down with walking Hgh factory Joe Rogan on his podcast to promote Dolittle which, weird choice but okay, the host asked Downey Jr. about the role and the actor’s choice to don blackface, and Iron Man had this to say in response:

“I think having a moral psychology is job one. Sometimes, you just gotta go, ‘Yeah I effed up.’ In my defense,
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