Bhad Bhabie receives backlash after saying "who wants to be black" in Instagram Live
15 April 2020, 11:45
Bhad Bhabie also compared herself to Tarzan and criticised rapper Lil' Kim's appearance.
As you know, Bhad Bhabie (real name Danielle Bregoli) recently received backlash for blackfishing in an Instagram video. She denied the allegations at the time, but over the weekend she caused further anger after hopping on Instagram Live. On Live, she showed her makeup artist applying her foundation, which was significantly darker than her skin tone.
Well, Bhad Bhabie decided to address the backlash once more and she made things so much worse. The teenage rapper tried to defend herself by comparing her upbringing to that of Tarzan's (yikes) and calling out legendary rapper Lil' Kim, who is rumoured to have lightened her skin.
In an Instagram Live, she said: "Y'all say that I 'try to be black' because I...maybe [the] reason is because I grew up in the hood. Tarzan, right? The story of Tarzan…"
Now, in case you didn't know, Tarzan is the fictional story of a young man who is raised in the African jungle by gorillas. So, Bhad Bhabie basically compared herself "acting black" because she grew up in the hood to Tarzan acting like a gorilla because he was raised by gorillas... (Note: Bhad Bhabie grew up in Boynton Beach, a city in Palm Beach County, Florida).
But, it gets worse. She went on to criticise Lil' Kim's image and black people in general. She added: "I used darker foundation. Lil' Kim uses foundation that – no disrespect toward Lil' Kim, I’m actually a fan of hers. No disrespect to her – but the girl wears foundation that’s too light for her face. The girl went and got a nose job to have a smaller nose like white people. Like y'all don’t see that? She turned herself into… like I said, no disrespect toward her. I don’t have no problem with it. She can do what she do and make her happy. That’s all her.
This isn’t Bhadbhabie.... THIS IS PATRICK pic.twitter.com/jkpIYjBE6I— Duckk © (@CallMeDuckk) April 11, 2020
"But I’m saying she literally got surgery to make herself look like a white person. She’s wearing makeup that’s light and y’all don’t say a god damn word about her. Y’all don’t say a god damn fucking word about her, but I put on a foundation that makes me look tan…" Lil' Kim has previously said that her surgeries are the result of past abusive relationships.
She continued: "Who wants to be black? I don't understand that! I just can't comprehend it."
Needless to say, the internet is pretty much done with Bhad Bhabie's disrespectful antics.
Bhad Bhabie compared her acting black because she “grew up in the hood” to Tarzan being raised by gorillas??? Man pic.twitter.com/Sn3EAZSmrk— Uncle Charlie (@LastNameWiIson) April 14, 2020
That Bhad Bhabie girl compared herself wanting to be black to Tarzan.....the man that was raised by gorillas.... ummmm can someone tell her to shut up? pic.twitter.com/GHOOrssjxf— ☁️-dia ☾ (@exobunn) April 14, 2020
I open the Tarzan trending thinking I will be seeing some positive tweets but instead I see bhadbhabie shit pic.twitter.com/zAZC9lPLvp— Eliza💫 (@8ELIZA88) April 14, 2020
Bhad Bhabie made a valid point and I don’t know what isn’t clicking: None of them want to be Black. She wouldn’t choose to be Black, she wants the look and the culture along with the privilege her whiteness affords her at the same time. https://t.co/vn3DImbiLO— AB/G (@bibbygregory) April 14, 2020
I know bhad bhabie did not jus compare her life to Tarzan... I jus know she didn’t pic.twitter.com/dodZlPUioh— keishaun ervin⚡️ (@_keishaunervin) April 14, 2020
bhad bhabie really asked “who wants to be black” while wearing a kinky curl lace wig. I HATE IT HERE pic.twitter.com/cDyIwWzGxH— 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖜𝖓 🅴 (@shawnvuiton) April 14, 2020
bhad bhabie did not just compare herself growing up in the hood to tarzan growing up in a jungle surrounded by gorillas pic.twitter.com/0DqLfepB1U— ♡s (@euphraxia_) April 14, 2020
Can y’all PLEASE stop watching bh*d bh*bie’s lives.. stop screen recording and posting them on here, stop making viral drags. Literally just let her DlE. At a certain point we have to stop giving these folks the attention they need to make a living.— Lethal Homo ❄️ (@LordeCali) April 14, 2020
Bhad Bhabie is yet to apologise for her offensive comments but we will update you if she does.