As much as I don't like her, I will surprisingly defend her on this case. I don't think she's in charge of the concept on the performance, there is a whole creative team around her who do that. Also she's not the makeup artist who made the "tan".
I don't think she's responsible for this, and I am pretty sure she saw her dancers all dressed up and with makeup on at the very last minute. (And honestly I wonder if she really look at them).
I agree that if they wanted a latin guy on the perf, they should had get a real one (there are so many dancers from all origins). But I also think they wanted to add a funny/cheesy thing with the spray tan (and not a Black Face!) and the big hair (not an Afro hair!). His look is typically the one of the tacky latin lovers from old telenovelas. Seriously stop seeing racism everywhere...
Of course she's responsible of the statement which was disrespectful. But in the same time, what argumemts could she have given? These attacks feel absurd (this time).
People want her to excuse for a Black Face, when she feels she did not... she gives an explanation, but people don't like it... so in all cases she will always be wrong.
And when I read some comments here... seriously guys, I feel like for some of you, just getting a tan in the sun is considered as doing a Black Face. Should we close the beaches so people won't get too dark?