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Phoenix Coyotes left winger Raffi Torres raised eyebrows with his Halloween costume. In a photo tweeted by Coyotes teammate Paul Bissonnette, Torres and his wife pose as rapper/producer Jay-Z and Beyonce. Torrez' outfit is complete with Yankees hat, chain and darkened skin. The last detail has caused a miniature uproar in the hockey community between Torres' critics and defenders. See the photo below.

Coyotes' Torres faces heat for costume

Phoenix Coyotes' forward Raffi Torres dressed as Jay-Z for a Halloween party, while his wife dressed as Hov's pregnant wife Beyonce.  Both outfits complete with blackface, the costumes have caused quite a stir.

Jay-Z strikes back at Raffi Torres for Halloween costume

Another Halloween, another year in which an NHL player makes himself look black for a Halloween costume. It's about as annual as the Winter Classic at this point. Some people get pissed. Others don't give a ****.This year it's Raffi Torres dressing up as Jay-Z, donning darker skin and all. Lot of people are making a big deal out of this, calling it black face. When we...

Picture: Raffi Torres in Blackface as Jay-Z

The PC police are out in full force after the picture below surface. The Raffi Torres in blackface picture is definitely controversial. If you can’t tell, Raffi Torres in black was Jay-Z for Halloween. Personally, I think it was a great Halloween costume. Simple yet effective. Jay-Z is a celebrity and anyone who wants to dress up as Jay-Z should be allowed to do so — even if...

Coyotes' Torres faces criticism for wearing blackface

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres is being criticized for wearing blackface while dressed as rapper Jay-Z at a Halloween party.

Torres' blackface costume leads to criticism

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres is being criticized for wearing blackface while dressed as rapper Jay-Z at a Halloween party. Torres and his wife starting drawing the ire of fans and some media after teammate Paul Bissonnette posted a photo on Twitter of the couple dressed up as Jay-Z and singer Beyonce Knowles, with both wearing blackface to a party Sunday night. The Coyotes...

Coyotes' Torres, wife take heat for Halloween costume

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has come under fire for getting dressed up for Halloween. While that in itself sounds harmless enough, Torres and his wife, Gianna, dressed as rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyonce Knowles - complete with blackface. Teammate Paul Bissonnette posted the picture of the two on his Twitter account. Torres wore a New York Yankees hat, black sunglasses and...

Raffi Torres as Jay-Z isn’t racist; it’s still racially insensitive

I've only ever been on the receiving end of overt racism a few times in my whole life. Let me tell you strangest incident: in 1999, fourteen and black, I walked into a Tim Hortons and passed an older white woman in the entranceway. Suddenly, she stopped right in front of me, sneered, and hissed "Little black waif." In an instant, her husband, who seemed as surprised...

Raffi Torres was Jay-Z for Halloween, dark skin included

On Sunday night, the Phoenix Coyotes held their annual Halloween Party, and winger/Internet godsend Paul Bissonnette posted a few photos on his popular Twitter feed — including one of BizNasty as WWF legend "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, complete with 2x4 but without the old-man flab. Oh, and also this one above of winger Raffi Torres covered in brown makeup as Jay-Z. Wait ...
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