Scarlet Adams used blackface and brownface as part of her old routines, when she was a teenager.

RuPauls Drag Race Down Understar Scarlet Adams has been called out for using blackface and brownface as part of her old routines.
The queen, who is one of the stars of the TVNZ show, is under fire from others within the drag community who had shared pictures of Adams act.
Scarlet Adams has apologised for her past drag routines which included blackface and brownface.
Adams had previously apologised for the routines, saying in June 2020 that she was ashamed.
However, given the claims had been levelled at her once again, shed updated her original social media post with a 2021 segment.
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In recent days I have heard stories repeated about my past; rumours that I would like the opportunity to address directly and honestly, she wrote.
Despite this being a story I am deeply ashamed of, and something I had tried to forget. Ive come to realise in recent years that taking responsibility and admitting my mistakes is an important learning experience, and something that has helped shape me as a performer, and mature as a person.
There is no way to sugar-coat it, when I was a teenager roughly eight years ago I performed in blackface/cultural appropriation. I was young and I was ignorant. I am no longer that person, Adams said.
Michelle Visage, a judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, said apologies were necessary for Scarlet Adams prior behaviour.
Drag Race Down Under judge Michelle Visage has also addressed the backlash, saying apologies were necessary.
“I know they apologised and thats it, Visage told Metro in the UK.
“I say this to my own children, you have to think about why you do things and what you do, and I think its important for people to take responsibility.
“So I think that apologies were made, apologies were necessary.”
The presenter also said the about the importance of accountability saying: “Even if its a job interview later on, trust me when I tell you that every employer does what they can do to dig stuff up on you.
“Whether it works or not, one person just has to drop that little gem they’ve been holding onto. Everything could be taken away from you.
“Everyone needs to be held responsible,” she said.