Bhad Bhabie Responds to Blackfishing Accusations
Bhad Bhabie is under fire once again.
The rapper is stirring more controversy for a video she posted of herself where her skin appears darker. The 17-year-old, whose real name is Danielle Bregoli, can be seen sporting a long black wig while staring into the camera.
But her new look was met with lots of criticism. Social media called her out for “blackfishing,” the act of darkening one’s skin in order to look black.
“The blackformation is almost complete,” wrote one Instagram commenter, while another added, “How is this not blackface?”
Y’all let this bitch go too far. Y’all made everything that she did a joke and NOW LOOK?? THIS BITCH BHAD BHABIE OUT HERE CHANGING HER RACE AND SHIT THINKING SHIT COOL-
— HoneyBriii (@FentyxBri) April 6, 2020
The fact that people really putting heart eyes on bhad bhabie shit is sad. Y’all are so blind like this girl has been transitioning to be black for years and everybody always wanted to say “it’s just hair it’s not that serious” now look she made yo dumbass think she was black pic.twitter.com/2cM5LMoIoS
— DJ (@saucyjayy22) April 6, 2020
Y’all are the people that made Bhad Bhabie a thing so ion wanna hear nothing y’all got to say… pic.twitter.com/wSetY2ZqM9
— The Right One (@DreamOfTy_) April 6, 2020
Y’all gave Bhad Bhabie clout and let her think she’s welcome ♂️ I blame y’all. Should’ve left her on Dr.Phill
— JayDaOtter (@RikoDaGod) April 6, 2020
Following the growing backlash, she responded by reposting comments in her defense on her Instagram Story. She didn’t seem to mind the attention, whether good or bad. “Aww I’m tending,” she wrote. “Thank you.”
She later defended her look by saying it was done for a photo shoot and that people shouldn’t be concerned when there are more important issues at hand.
“Millions of people sick, thousands dying every day and y’all worried about me getting make up done for a photoshoot?” she asked. “I’m usually the wild one but y’all need to chill and focus on what’s important right now.”