The editor of an independent online publication has slammed non-Indigenous Australians who claim ignorance to the meaning of blackface, labelling excuses of the act “rubbish”.

Chris Graham (pictured) from New Matilda says the recent incidents of blackface which have gone viral over the internet are inexcusable and displays wilful ignorance of those who commit such acts given the fresh history.

He told 98.9fm blackface is very offensive and the fact that it’s still happening in 2016 shows how far behind and racist Australia is.