Controversial

It's Blackface Day in the Netherlands

This year in the Netherlands, a black politician named Sylvana Simons has faced a vicious backlash after criticizing the Zwarte Piet celebration.

Every year bad Dutch boys and girls can expect a visit from Dutch Santa, or "Sinterklaas" who will spirit them away to his lair in Spain where he will commit unspeakable evil. At least that's how many in the Netherlands and Belgium celebrate December 5th. All in good fun, right?

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