Family Of Kid Accused Of Blackface Sues Deadspin

February 08, 2024

Last November, Deadspin posted an article falsely framing a nine-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan for wearing blackface during an NFL game. The note claimed the outlet was unaware of the full photo – that proves the fan was not wearing blackface – until it received a legal threat. Phillips acknowledged our email that day with a now-deleted tweet saying that "Red and black face paint is just as offensive." The facts clearly show Deadspin posted an article with multiple falsehoods about a nine-year-old fan wearing blackface. In the meantime, the lawsuit says Deadspin threatened to sue the Armenta family.