The man’s costume has sparked a fierce online debate
The man’s costume has sparked a fierce online debate

RUSH HOUR: Blackface bloke’s stunning reaction

 A Halloween partygoer has copped a major backlash after his blackface costume started a row on the London Underground, the names of the 11 people killed in Saturday's attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh have been released and three men have failed in a desperate bid to escape a Queensland prison.

 

6:35am

Three men fail escape Cairns jail after breakout attempt

Three prisoners have assaulted a police employee at the Cairns watch house during a failed escape bid.

Police say the three men struck the male staffer several times in the exercise yard on Sunday morning as they attempted to escape.

However, the man managed to make it to safety and the watch house was put into lockdown, with the three prisoners returning to their cells without further incident.

The 48-year-old employee was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Two men, aged 27 and 18 respectively, have been charged with robbery with violence in company, attempted deprivation of liberty and attempting to escape lawful custody.

A third man, 19, has been charged with robbery with violence in company and attempting to escape lawful custody.

- AAP

 

 

6:05am

Blackface Halloween costume sparks train row

A BLOKE presumably dressed as Samuel L. Jackson's character from Pulp Fiction has sparked furious reactions on social media and an awkward public transport argument.

The Halloween partygoer, who wore a wig and a suit as well as dark face paint, defended himself when asked why he chose to do it when he was confronted by a black woman on the London Underground.

"It's a bit racist that you put black make-up on," a woman tells him as she tries to explain the problems with the costume.

 

However in a clip, filmed by a nearby passenger, he appears to shrug and deny that there is a problem.

Of course, the clip soon found its way onto social media where the partygoer was criticised by thousands for his costume and his attitude

"It's 2018? How is this still happening?" the woman who posted the clip asked.

"His shrug of the shoulders and utter nonchalance with the woman next to him looking bemused is probably the most scary thing about this video," one woman responded.

The man appears to shrug off the criticism. Picture: Twitter
The man appears to shrug off the criticism. Picture: Twitter

However, some defended him, with one person asking: "People dress in green on St Patrick's Day and act like leprechauns and you don't get up in arms.

"If I want to be Jules Winnfield from pulp fiction why not. He's badass, not cause I'm racist?"

 

 

5:35am

Victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack named

The names of the 11 people killed in Saturday's attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh have been released.

Two brothers and a husband and wife were among those killed. Six people were injured, including four policemen.

The suspect, Robert Bowers, 46, is in custody and faces 29 criminal counts in what is thought to be the worst anti-Semitic attack in recent US history.

President Donald Trump has called the attack a "wicked act of mass murder".

 

Joyce Fienberg, 75

Richard Gottfried, 65

Rose Mallinger, 97

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66

Cecil Rosenthal, 59

David Rosenthal, 54, brother of Cecil

Bernice Simon, 84

Sylvan Simon, 86, husband of Bernice

Daniel Stein, 71

Melvin Wax, 88

Irving Younger, 69

 

 

 

 

One woman challenges him in the video.
One woman challenges him in the video.