yellowface - definition and synonyms

noun showing disapproval
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    when a non-Asian performer uses makeup to make their skin look yellow in order to play an Asian character

    At one end of the negative spectrum was white actor Mickey Rooney’s disgracefully racist character IY Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which underlined all the obvious problems of yellowface.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/12/2015