New York Politician Apologizes for Blackface Costume

Dov Hikind is under fire for a "basketball player" costume he wore on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
0:50 | 02/25/13

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Backlash and I for a prominent Jewish New York seller after his appearance at a party in black face -- hike -- tonight is apologizing claiming. He did not intend to offend anyone the democratic Sullivan photographed yesterday. Wearing that outfit he's the middle black face and an Afro wig was at a costume party for the Jewish holiday of -- home. I -- initially defended his costume but amid a growing chorus of criticism. Today he apologized. I do this every single year for the past the 3540 years. So again. Anyone was offended and sorry that they were offended that was not the intention. And that's really. All I can say. Mr. -- were the custom of the party he hosted in his own home. Initially called the criticism quoting now political correctness to the --

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