We are very bad at talking about nuance and grey areas. There are plenty of black Elvises, and that’s fine. Doc Brown.. I can’t imagine a less controversial character. This costume is awesome.
- Is it always wrong to do black or white face?
- Is there anything wrong with a black man dressing as Doc Brown?
- Did Megyn Kelly say plenty of racist stuff before the blackface comment?
Al Roker as “Doc” Brown from “Back to the Future”
“Today” show weatherman Al Roker is under fire for dressing up on Halloween as Doc Brown, the quirky — and white — time machine inventor in the “Back to the Future” trilogy.
“I’m going to say this one last time, but the folks who get it, understand and the ones who DON’T, won’t,” Roker tweeted to explain why his ’80s-themed costume was not an example of whiteface.
“I can be Doc Brown, and I wear the outfit and wig and not change my skin color if you’re white, you can be President Obama if you want. Just don’t color your skin!”
Accompanied by fellow meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, who dressed up as Marty McFly, Roker wore a white wig and white overalls – but didn’t alter the color of his face in his portrayal of Christopher Lloyd’s character.