This week has been about exposing white washed history and no one is safe! I’m coming for you next Betty Boop! The ORIGINAL Betty Boop was black and based on a black woman!
See people believe that Betty Boop is based on a white woman named Helen Kane, but she’s really based on a black woman named Esther Jones!
Here’s how Esther Jones was drowned in the sea of whitewashed history. Helen Kane once saw Esther Jones performing at the Cotton club in Harlem, NYC. She noticed how beautiful Esther was, scandalous she dressed, and how she had a “baby” sounding voice while signing.
She also noted how Esther would say very often “boop-boop-a-doop”, sound familiar?
So what did Helen do? She basically stole Esther’s entire act and performed it at white clubs. The original cartoonist then made the Betty Boop we know today after Helen, BUT…
Though he made the Betty Boop we know today after Helen, that Betty Boop isn’t the original. Yet and still even if it was the original, the cartoonist would have only designed the look (skin) of Helen onto Betty Boop, as everything else came from Esther.
The ORIGINAL Betty Boop (pre-white), was actually a black QUEEN just like Esther! She was scandalous, had the “baby voice” and all to! She starred on an episode of Popeye, before being removed and white washed, because the masses couldn’t handle a black queen (the racism to).
Read about how Beethoven is black here!