LaVar Arrington lightens skin, goes as J.J. Watt for Halloween
WASHINGTON -- Former Washington Redskin and current NFL Network host LaVar Arrington went on television in his Halloween costume Friday morning, dressed as Houston Texans defensive star J.J. Watt.
In addition to a full uniform and helmet, Arrington sported eye black as well as a bloody nose and bandage, as Watt played through a broken nose in a game last September. He also wore face makeup, rendering his skin several shades lighter, albeit not as light as that of Watt, who is Caucasian.
Arrington posted a photo of himself in costume to Twitter Friday morning, provoking some discussion as to its appropriateness, especially in the wake of Halloween costumes depicting Ray Rice, some with people donning black face paint.
What do you think? Was Arrington’s costume offensive or in poor taste? Or are those who are objecting making too big a deal over nothing?