Black Body From Covington Catholic High School Basketball Game

Photography from a 2015 post on the Bluegrass Preps message board of Covington High School Students wearing black body paint during a school basketball game began circulating online, with some accusing the students of wearing blackface (shown below).

On January 21st, 2019, Snopes published an article about the photo titled “Is This Picture from a Covington Catholic High School Basketball Game?”, which listed the claim as “True” but cited comments on the BluegrassPreps message board indicating that the intent of the body paint “was not racial.”

“Based on comments in the BluegrassPreps message board, the intent of the black body paint was not racial but was instead a school tradition related to “black out” games, during which fans wore black to support the team.”