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Cartoon Black History: Betty Boop

March 17, 2011

Ten weeks before the first female entry is clearly sexist. Speaking of sex, this post is dedicated to the beautiful Bettina Boopington.

Contrary to popular belief, Ms. Boopington was biracial… she was black and white *cough. Whether or not they knew her true ethnicity, she was the object of affection for all men (and a lot of women).

Bettina was a gorgeous, poor, mixed girl from the south with a funny name that dreamed of stardom. She knew her looks and fair skin could get her into any door. So she changed her name to something more palatable. In addition, she chose to speak in shorter and cuter nonsense sentences so to not pick up on her southern accent.

Only thing left to fix was her low income so she could make it to Hollywood. She decided to try exotic dancing under the name Betty Boop. But she danced in a way no one had ever seen before.

Not only was she the Dita Von Teese of her time, she single-handedly created burlesque. Without showing one naughty bit, Boop’s show brought in all walks of life from everywhere on the planet.

Her dream finally came true when she took her show to Hollywood. She got so much attention in California, that it lead to many a movie role.

Naturally, the pressures of being famous came down on her like a ton of bricks. She got strung out on absinthe and required years of rehab. BUT, she personified determination. Madam Bettina “Betty Boop” Boopington, we salute your contribution to our race… Boop-Oop-A-Doop, indeed.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2011 12:38 pm

    great articles love the history.

  2. September 11, 2011 7:24 pm

    wtf!!!! but i love betty boop sexy funny bice and cool my betty lol:))

    • September 12, 2011 5:22 am

      HA! I know it’s a bit strange but I’m glad you got some laughs out of it. I hope you read some of the others. 😀

  3. December 7, 2011 7:08 pm

    those pic cold

  4. Spencer permalink
    September 3, 2014 10:08 am

    I suppose this was a good start but incomplete. Not sure who wrote this, but how in a racist country does someone bi-racial not know it? In the 1930s, the average white was a supremacist and would definitely remind you. Anyway, Esther Jones wasn’t biracial anyway. Just click on the link:

    • September 3, 2014 12:07 pm

      I’m glad you commented with the Esther Jones link, but, just so we’re clear, I totally made this up lol. I said she was biracial because she was literally drawn in black and white. All my Cartoon Black History posts are just for laughs. I’m glad to know my writing seemed like a news article, though lol. Thanks for reading!

  5. Larissa permalink
    January 26, 2015 12:17 pm

    Betty Boop was not mixed race she was a white Jewish woman, who was actually quite racist towards black people. Just because Baby Esther was black doesn’t mean Betty Poop head was.

    • January 26, 2015 3:49 pm

      I guess you didn’t read my other reply but that’s okay. This and all other Cartoon Black History posts I’ve ever written are totally made up. They’re stories I freewrote for comedy purposes. I said she was biracial because she’s drawn in black and white. That’s it.

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