Fifth Grade Teacher Wears Blackface for Kanye West Costume, Wife Dresses Up as Kim Kardashian: Photo

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A fifth grade teacher from Alabama donned blackface as part of his Kanye West Halloween costume. Mike Marsland/WireImage

I’mma let you finish, but — that costume is straight-up racist. A fifth grade teacher from Alabama found himself in the middle of an Internet firestorm on Monday, Oct. 26, after his wife posted a photo of the two of them dressed as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — with a not-so-PC twist.

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In the controversial photo, Heath Morrow, who works at Chestnut Grove Elementary School in Decatur, Ala., dons blackface and wears a backwards red baseball cap and West’s signature plastic frames to mimic the “Bound 2” rapper. He also holds up a sign that reads “Kanye for Prez 2020.”

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Next to him, his wife Shannon appears to be dressed as West’s wife with a padded derriere and leopard-print stilettos.

The couple are seen leaning against a fireplace mantel with framed photos of several young children and babies behind them.

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According to Rawstory.com, Shannon initially posted the since-deleted photo to her Facebook page on Sunday, with the comment, “Haha some people thought Heath was really a black man.”

The real-life Kardashian, 35, has been no stranger to offenders of blackface herself.

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In February 2014, the reality star and her mother, Kris Jenner, were attending the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria when a prankster named Chris Stephan lunged at her while she was posing for photos, dressed in a white tux, top hat, and full blackface.

“Kim, it’s me!” he yelled. “It’s me! Kanye!”

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Kardashian later said on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that the incident was a “sick joke.”

“I can’t believe there’s this guy in full blackface,” she said on the show. “I am just so confused. I don’t get why him or anyone else would find this funny.”

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