If there's one thing we've learned from Ted Danson or bad Halloween parties, it's that blackface is never, ever a good idea.
And being seen with someone in blackface? Probably not that good an idea, either.
Apparently Nova Scotia politician Joachim Stroink missed the memo.
Stroink, a Liberal MLA from Halifax, has deleted a Twitter photo of himself sitting on the lap of Zwarte Piet, or "Black Pete," during a Dutch Christmas event Sunday night.
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According to a traditional Dutch song, Zwarte Piet is a servant to St. Nicholas. But in recent years, the character has been revised to be black from chimney soot as he delivers toys to children who leave their shoes out overnight.
Before Stroink managed to delete the post, the Twittersphere indulged in their pound of flesh.
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