A recent viral video accusing Colleen Ballinger of wearing blackface and performing “Single Ladies” has it all wrong … and new footage lays out exactly what happened.
The clip shot back in 2009, made rounds Wednesday … showing the popular Youtuber and two men performing the Beyoncé classic. Ballinger appeared to be in blackface during the number … and was slammed on social media as a racist.
However, new video — obtained by TMZ — shows a different perspective. Prior to “Single Ladies,” Colleen performed a song from the musical “Wicked” with Oliver Tompsett, one of the musical’s stars.
Colleen wore green face paint for the tune with Tompsett — like the Wicked Witch of the West — and went into “Single Ladies” immediately after the song wrapped.
The sequence of back-to-back songs left zero time for Colleen to wipe off the green paint, resulting in the now-viral video accusing her of wearing blackface for “Single Ladies.”
As we reported … Colleen’s under fire for what many have considered inappropriate behavior toward minors as well as racism.
She issued a 10-minute “apology” video while playing a ukulele … a video that felt flat for a lot of people considering she didn’t take ownership for much.