Actor plays Barack Obama in blackface on Russian TV

Barack Obama speaking during the virtual 2020 commencement address to HBCU students.

So BUZZ Fam, there was an actor playing former US president, Barack Obama in a skit on Russian TV, and his portrayal is as racist and stereotypical as it gets.

We’re talking black face, oversized T-shirt, and lots of heavy jewelry. The skit aired as part of a satirical show on Russia’s NTV channel, and the host threw to the blackface actor with these words; “We now go live to the dark side of America’s history, Barack Obama.”

The skit is in Russian of course, but TMZ managed to translate it. A couple of words are very clear such as Black Lives Matter.

After the BLM chant, the host says … “Can you please stop shouting? We don’t have racism. Maximum you could be taken for a gypsy.” Sounds like racist Borat.

There’s also a reference to Obama’s recently released memoir, with the blackface actor calling the book an achievement because “none of my relatives that came before me could write.”