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Sally Kirkland

Gets Bamboozled

7/20/2007 7:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oh no she ditn't!!

TMZ has obtained a photo of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie on the set of "The Simple Life," with one-time Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland in full-on blackface and an afro! Cards and letters to Ms. Kirkland! As TMZ reported in May, Nicole talked Kirkland, who plays a drama teacher, into donning the controversial getup to portray Lionel Richie in an episode of the reality show. Paging Rev. Al!

While the racy episode airs July 29 -- the fallout starts now!


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To anybody Black defending any of these three: This is not acting, it's complete disrespect of YOU. Check yourselves.

2604 days ago


Comment #7 A. Miller is nuts.

Whiteface does NOT equal blackface, WF has no racist history, the same cannot be said of BF.

BF is (((ALWAYS))) racist, there is no cute and harmless way to do it.

2604 days ago


Number 15 Big Reub is a fool!

'White Chicks' was harmless fun, there was NO uproar at all from white people, whiteface has no racist history, that is the reason that there was no uproar, blackface HAS A RACIST HISTORY.

2604 days ago


Number 19 said that this is not BF, what a headjob he is, Blackface is not limited to 'jet black makeup', this IS BF and it is racist.

2604 days ago

Don E. Zering    

Sally was amazing in the finale of the Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's the "Simple Life". I did not realize what an historical figure Sally was to the legitimate Broadway community in Manhatten, New York. She was the very first woman to appear nude on a prosecnuim stage in the play "Sweet Eros" in NYC. WOW!!! In the last two episodes she gave the girls "real" advice in acting and encouragement. Kirkland is the living legacy of the ACTORS STUDIO.. Hollywood can be so superficial and fake. Sally shines with realism and a non materialistic approach with her understated clothing she wore on set. She is actually known for her vast collection of authentic couture dresses and gowns from Dior and Tadashi. She comes from a pedigree of fashion. Her mom was like the editor of VOGUE AND LIFE. I googled it!!! Sally Kirkland Sr. was very influential in the vision of style in woman's fashion for decades. Moreover, Paris and Nicole in the finale on stage wore PUCCI dresses from the Summer 2007 collection. That style by EMILIO PUCCI was popularized by her mom many years prior. Can we say retro!! Furthermore, the finale show had many great heart to heart moments. It was very well crafted from Shakespeare to a modern day Paris and Nicole musical..... I loved loved loved the ending. Abercrombie and Fitch esque male model "Hunter" gets to kiss Fashionista Paris Hilton. Sally ties up her performance by letting Paris know that she has a special gift and words of love and kindness to her. They hug and it is a sincere final moment in TV History. I also enjoyed seing John Frederick who plays Sally's assistant in the opening sequences and Braxton was very comical.. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!

2603 days ago

chillout music girl    

Sally is nuts......

2620 days ago


You have got to be kidding me. And someone thought this was a GOOD idea???

2620 days ago


Is she serious...Black face in 2007....she's so lame.

2620 days ago


Who is Sally Kirkland? Seriously. Though if this starts a firestorm and Paris, caught on tape multiple times dropping the n-bomb, didn't, we'll know that she is officially the teflon ho'....

2620 days ago


She got the shaft here.

2620 days ago

chillout music girl    

Nicole richie must be whitewashed or something.
She is black and allows this to happen!!!
Her adopted parents must be so proud!!

2620 days ago

alexa marks    

Is this woman playing with a full deck? (Sally, I mean!) And we know Paris is not. Nicole, who is black, what are you thinking?? This is a completely inappropriate stunt. Taboo when it was done in the '30s and taboo now! Give me a break. You wanted to irritate people, you have!

2620 days ago


nicole is a sexxxy lil' drug addict!!!!

2620 days ago


This is just more TMZ non-stop coverage on Hilton.

God, TMZ, just how much are the Hiltons paying you??

2620 days ago


Nicole, Honey, why would you want a white woman to dress up like your adoptive father? Did the producers tell you to do this? Maybe you should practice saying no....

2620 days ago
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