White women are being exposed for 'posing' as mixed race and the internet is pissed
9 November 2018, 17:35
What in the Racheal Dolezal is going on here?
There's a Twitter thread doing the rounds of white women posing as mixed race or Black women and it's W-I-L-D. Everyone from Ariana Grande to The Kardashians love their fake bakes but this is next level. From enlarging their lips to changing their hair texture, these women have rendered themselves unrecognisable.
Someone called out the Instagram models for capitalising on desirable black features but ignoring the struggles they face. There's even a name for it – blackfishing. One in particular, Emma Hallberg, revealed she was actually white but a lot of her followers believed she was a person of colour. Whew, the messiness.
Can we start a thread and post all of the white girls cosplaying as black women on Instagram? Let’s air them out because this is ALARMING.— Wanna (@WannasWorld) November 7, 2018
I knew it was a thing but DAMM 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/5MpxfoVP9q— Patty (@patson_manda) November 7, 2018
Is it blackface, brownface or just a bronzed glow? Who the hell knows – but people on the internet are mad.
Sometimes I see girls on insta/twitter and I think “they don’t look real” or “something is off with their face.” Now I know, it’s because they are a living minstrel show— Heavenly👼🏾 (@HeavC4) November 7, 2018
oooooh, coupled with the instagram live clip earlier in the comments where she’s like ‘i can’t help it if i look mixed race right now, that’s just... my face’ i don’t wanna be rude or anything but this is... odd. pic.twitter.com/dSwRDBW5le— belleface (@_ortheaux) November 7, 2018
How do you just transform like that pic.twitter.com/FpBY6AM3Nv— Ari (@popa30codeine) November 8, 2018
Emma explained all on her Instagram story and insisted her more tanned photos were taken in summer...
She can't help her genetic makeup, right?!
Although the women are not claiming to be black, they're still making some serious cash from their "racial ambiguous" looks. And instead of choosing IG models who are actually black or mixed race, brands are choosing white women who look "exotic". Black women are also dismissed and overlooked but picking out their more popular features whilst they're blasted for them is just not right.
Despite the backlash, these IG girls did have people defending them. If these girls are really naturally tanned with curly hair and plump lips, should they be penalised for it?! I mean, it's not their fault.