NYC Official Apologizes For Blackface Facebook Photos

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justin marrus blackfaceA New York City Assistant District Attorney has apologized for photos of himself in blackface that were found on his Facebook page, the New York Post reports.

Justin Marrus, now 25, took the photos six years ago when he was an undergraduate student. He has apologized for the photos that were pulled from his Facebook page by the Gothamist web site.

“This is something he did about six years ago while he was in college,” said DA spokesman Jerry Schmetterer. “He apologized. He admits it was childish and inappropriate.”

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Here is a rundown of some of the photos’ descriptions, according to the New York Post:

In one picture — from an album called “Halloween” — Marrus mugs it up in a tie-dyed T-shirt, dreadlock wig, shades and blackface, according to the Gothamist Web site, which first reported the story.

“What part of Jamaica you from mon? da beach mon,” the caption reads.

A second photo — from an album called “Courthouse for 4th of July’’ — shows Marrus, now 25, and another man simulating sex in what looks to be a cell with white bars.

“While in prison . . . made me do unspeakable acts with . . .” the tasteless caption reads, with the two names blurred out by the Web site.

Interestingly enough, Marrrus’s father is Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan D. Marrus!
How many of you have taken photos in the past that you know think should be removed? Better take a peek in your Facebook photo albums after reading this album!
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