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          PLAYING Teen In Viral Blackface Video Explains Why She Did It

          Teen In Viral Blackface Video Explains Why She Did It


          March 18, 2018

          Alma says her daughter, Emmy’s, behavior is out of control. She claims the 16-year-old drinks alcohol and smokes marijuana, is disrespectful, has physically attacked her and has been kicked out of two schools in the last two years. But, Alma says the teen’s worst offense was when she posted a video online wearing blackface that went viral.

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          “It was a joke,” Emmy says, claiming that her friend filmed her and posted the video on the internet. “I look at my phone, and there’s just, like, my phone is popping like with death threats, and, like, people just like my friends, even telling me to kill myself and stuff. And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. Like, people didn’t take that as a joke.’”

          The teen says she even needed to leave the country to escape the many death threats.

          WATCH: ‘I’m Going To Do What I Want To Do,’ Says 16-Year-Old

          In the video above, Dr. Phil introduces Emmy to award-winning Civil Rights attorney Areva Martin, who discusses the history of blackface, and explains to the teen why blackface is offensive and the impact of posting that type of material online.

          On Monday’s episode, hear Dr. Phil’s advice for how Emmy can change her behavior. Check here to see where you can watch.

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