I know you’re white. You let that be known when you said Layman’s digital blackface wasn’t offensive.
I’ve just been talking to another poster about Morris Dancers. I find their use of blackface offensive even though they claim it has nothing to do with race. It dates from when begging was illegal, and passing the hat around after a dance was seen as begging. The blackface was a way of pretending they did not know who they were giving money to if questioned by the authorities later on.
That’s what they told me when I spoke to one of them in Alresford. It sounds reasonable enough, but I still find it offensive.