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Mad Men - Roger Sterling sings in blackface

by Nicholas Sammond

In this short clip, Roger is shown at a garden party amongst groups of white people, while singing "My Old Kentucky Home" to his youthful bride. His face is smeared with brown paint, and even wipes off at one moment as he gives Jane a kiss. The crowd are seen to be smiling and admiring the scene, while Don with whom the modern-day viewers identify, seems to be subtly offended.

Mad Men - Roger Sterling singing in blackface

In this controversial scene, Roger Sterling serenades with "My Old Kentucky Home" to his bride Jane.

from Mad Men - Season 3 Episode 3 (2009 )
Creator: Matthew Weiner
Distributor: AMC
Posted by Nicholas Sammond