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Red Bull apologizes for blackface at Russian Red Bull event

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-Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2015, an event where people form teams to build gliders that they then launch into the air above the water, took place on July 26
-A highlight reel was compiled and posted to the Russian Red Bull site on July 28 and then the English page (both since taken down)
-Reposts of this on Youtube are being taken down for "copyright violations"
-This highlight reel contained footage of a man in an Obama mask and others in blackface chasing a man in a banana suit
-Vadim Shevchenko, Red Bull representative, initially told [banned source], "Of course it’s not an expression of racism. If you had been there you would understand. The situation was absolutely friendly and happy."
-Red Bull then issued a statement on July 31 saying, "The organizers of the Red Bull Flugtag in Russia regret our oversight in allowing these participants to tarnish what was otherwise an enjoyable event. It is never our intention to give a platform which would promote an offensive message. For the future, we will take more effective measures to prevent this sort of thing happening again."

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