Everyone is so easy to offend these days. We all know the history of black face in America - when minstrels used to mock blacks wearing polish and paint, and often white actors would play black roles because blacks weren't considered up to the job. However, what that has to do in an Australian context to an Indigenous/Torres Strait woman, I am really unsure.
How much offence can you really feel about face painting? Is the offence even 'real' or do they just act offended because they know they have a right to feel offended by it? A tablespoon of 'harden the f*&ck up' wouldn't hurt too much.
Mocking white people is fine. No one gets all too offended. But don't mock someone who is black. In fact, do not in any way, shape, or form, pretend to be black or society will crush you under its toes.
It is ridiculous, truly.
As for Cambage, she has proven time and time again to not be of sound mind. I am not sure who, in her position, would publicly berate a team-mate while trying to smooth things over with the Opals. If she was interested in really having a harmonious relationship with the team, she would have handled the issue privately.
We have had her drop out of an Opals game for a music festival, drop out of a season of the WNBA for mental issues, and now this. I think the Opals will be just fine without her, frankly. She can peddle her victim complex somewhere else. I don't think it will have any effect on the end result for the Opals later this year.