It has been around for nearly a decade and is an eye-catching statement against conformity....Do not attempt this look in the United States.
They start their routine by applying self tan to their bodies.Uh, Declan... Eilish... you're wearing blackface!
Eilish rubs the self tan on her neck but her face is darkened much more heavily.
She smears the coffee-bean powder on her pale skin and tries to rub it in so that it does not look "patchy".
Declan explains that he buys his foundation from Afro-Caribbean shops as normal shops do not sell powders that are dark enough....
They then use... white marker pens to create big eyes... and white lipstick.
Declan and Eilish say they have been accused of racism for darkening their skin in this way, but they say this could not be further from the truth.If you're wondering what kind of music and dancing is favored by people this... dumb, there's video at the link.
Eilish insists that she is "not mocking anybody" and Declan asks, "what black person looks like this?"...
The British followers of this Japanese subculture are also into the music, which is called Eurobeat, and practise dance moves called Para-Para.