Ultra-white transsexual dancer Susan Stone says she was kicked off the dance floor at a St. Louis African Arts Festival because she is white.
Stone, who loves dancing so much that she posts online videos of herself wearing colourful costumes shaking it interpretive dance style, said an event staffer asked her to stop dancing at the African Arts Festival in St. Louis and made a racist remark.
“He tells me, ‘You can’t be doing this here; this is an African-American event, (and) you can’t be at this event (because) you’re not black,’” Stone said. “I feel angry because they’re missing out on the beauty of everything. We’re all supposed to get along together – that’s what God says.”
As for the racist remark, a man identified as a festival employee can be heard in the dancer’s video saying, “This is not the ballerina arts festival, this is not the European arts festival. It is not the Caucasian arts festival.”
The co-chairman of the event, however, said Stone was being disruptive between performances and was uncooperative when asked to stop. A crazy show-stealing woman in a tutu being disruptive? Checks out. But, the co-chairman did admit that the employee acted out of line.
“That’s something that’s unacceptable and that’s an apology from me because we want everyone to showcase their talents and their abilities,” Jason McNairy said.
Based on Stone’s previous interpretive dance/butterfly inspired performances though, I don’t think she was asked to leave because she’s white…