No one in my family know what black face is. No one in my family knows that doing it could be interpreted as racist. I’m in Europe. We aren’t “ignorant”. The concept of black face simply is not a thing here. Americans, please stop assuming everyone is like you. I’ve seen a lot of cosplays. The number one goal is to attain a look as close to the target as possible. With that in mind it makes perfect sense (to a non-American) to paint her face.