Video Of Teens Dressed As Prisoners, Wearing Blackface Sparks Outrage

Photo: TikTok: thebrownestsugar

A video of a group of Utah teenagers wearing blackface while dressed in prison outfits at Walmart on Halloween night has gone viral and sparked outrage in the community and across social media.

In the video, a woman confronts three white teenagers who appear to be posing as Black criminals and are accompanied by another teen seemingly dressed up as their prison guard at a Walmart in Cedar City, Utah.

“You guys are not going to get into college—you guys are not going to get any scholarships—because this is a hate crime,” the woman can be heard saying in the video.

One of the teens then laughs off her response, saying “We all dropped out of high school, so it’s OK,” per the video.

Near the end of the clip, which has garnered over 6 million views on TikTok and attention from the governor, police, and Walmart, an individual can be heard ordering the teens to leave the store.

Utah Governor Spencer Cox addressed the video in a statement, saying, "We strongly condemn racism in all its forms and we call on every Utahn to reject such offensive stereotypes, slurs, and attitudes. We must do better."

“We don't tolerate discrimination or demeaning behavior of any kind and are incredibly disappointed by what is shown in this video," a Walmart spokesperson said in a statement. "After learning these people were in the building, our associates immediately instructed them to leave the property."

Cedar City police said they were unaware of the incident at the time it took place, but the department has now opened an investigation.

See social media reactions to the video below.

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