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Deadspin tweaks story on 9-year-old Chiefs fan’s ‘blackface’

Deadspin finally accuses Kansas City Chiefs fans of 'blackface' after young fan threatens legal action against reporter and sports news organization Updated viral article.

At some point Thursday, the website quietly corrected Caron J. Phillips' removal of the Native headdress and insensitive face paint at an NFL game on Nov. 27, adding an editor's note. “This publication is regrettable,” he said.[s] There was no suggestion that we were attacking them,'' said 9-year-old Holden Armenta.

Editors also noted that Armenta appeared in profile wearing a traditional Native American headdress during the Nov. 26 game, with his face painted in black and red, two of the Chiefs' four team colors. I deleted the original header photo and revised the heading as follows. I no longer specifically call out my fans.

This article is currently published with a photo of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“Three years ago, the Chiefs banned fans from wearing headdresses at Arrowhead Stadium and face painting that 'appropriated American Indian culture and traditions.' “It was the NFL's failure to extend that rule league-wide,” the editor's note lamented.


The original article's headline specifically mentioned 9-year-old Holden Armenta. Deadline screenshot

Phillips' article was originally titled, “The NFL needs to speak out against Kansas City Chiefs fans wearing blackface and Native American headdresses,” but the article was originally titled, “The NFL needs to speak out against Kansas City Chiefs fans who wear blackface and Native American headdresses,” but the article was originally titled, “The NFL needs to speak out against Kansas City Chiefs fans who wear blackface and Native American headdresses.” “I found a way to hate him,” he said, causing controversy. at the same time. “

The boy's mother, Shannon Armenta, hit back at Phillips' report with a Facebook post documenting the boy's warm welcome at the stadium and revealing that he is, in fact, of Native American descent. .

His grandfather, Raul Armenta, serves on the board of the Chumash Tribe of Santa Ynez, California. According to the Postmillennial.

But Mr. Phillips refused to back down.


Holden later said: "a little scary" He will be accused of racism.
The young man later said it was “a little scary” to be accused of racism. fox news

“To the idiots who treat this as a harmless act because the other side of his face was painted red in my mention, I would argue that it makes things even worse. You can,” he wrote in a since-deleted X post. According to the Postmillennial.

Holden Armenta later told Fox News it was “a little scary” to be labeled a racist by the media.

His family eventually threatened to sue the publisher and reporter if the article was not retracted.

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