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Old 11-08-2020, 06:58 PM   #1
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Cool RITA ORA "BLACK-FISHING" Pretending to be black for likes

Her parents are both white and she is from Albania

'Shes been blackfishing': Rita Ora is accused of 'cultural appropriation' as
Twitter user discovers she is not black... with the outraged tweet garnering over
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  • The Hot Right Now hitmaker, 29, has been accused of 'blackfishing' by Twitter users who discovered her Albanian roots in a social media storm on Monday
  • The tweet regarding her heritage has garnered over 100k likes in two days, as well as 22.4k retweets and comments in the two day span
  • Critics shared images with her hair in an afro and box braids, taken in 2015
  • Despite frequently discussing her Albanian heritage, her family's escape from the war-torn area and life as a refugee in London, enraged critics still lashed out

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...opriation.html
  • Amid the furious debate, many of Rita's fans launched to her defense - with one sharing a montage of clips showing her discussing her heritage
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:01 PM   #2
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I didn't know afros was a race thing.
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I didn't know afros was a race thing.
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:17 PM   #4
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I didn't know afros was a race thing.
The clue's sort of in the name
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:26 PM   #5
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Maybe she was hoping to win a MOBO Award?
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:27 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:31 PM   #7
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Like obviously she should be "allowed" to do what she wants with her hair, but if she was actively pretending to be something she isn't? Hmm
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I think I just got it oops.
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:54 AM   #9
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I didn't know afros was a race thing.
Especially blonde afros.
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:56 AM   #10
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There's a Jew at my synagogue with ginger natural "afro" hair. Not a fabulous look... but it still counts.

And if she's pretending to be black with a blonde afro wig, surely the blonde could be seen as cultural appropriation? Or maybe it's all one way.
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Old 12-08-2020, 04:19 PM   #11
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But you do get white Africans tbf.
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Old 12-08-2020, 04:50 PM   #14
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There's a Jew at my synagogue with ginger natural "afro" hair. Not a fabulous look... but it still counts.

And if she's pretending to be black with a blonde afro wig, surely the blonde could be seen as cultural appropriation? Or maybe it's all one way.
The infamous blond race.
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:08 PM   #16
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She's quite clearly not white though is she
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the ones that went there from the Dutch, Portuguese and British empires, yes
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the ones that went there from the Dutch, Portuguese and British empires, yes
Never met a white African in my life.
African covers the indigenous people of the African continent, the natives.
You could of course have mixed race, but not white
White people from the Dutch and the Empire are not classed as Africans.
White South Africans or Afrikaner, white Zimbabweans etc.
They take the name of the country normally, not the continent.
It may have changed of late, but not to my knowledge.

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The infamous blond race.
Please stop it. I'm not stupid and neither are you, stop making me explain everything in an effort to make me look silly.

Blonde isn't a race. But there aren't many naturally blonde Africans. Are there. If wearing an afro wig is cultural appropriation, then so is bleaching and straightening your black afro hair.
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Please stop it. I'm not stupid and neither are you, stop making me explain everything in an effort to make me look silly.

Blonde isn't a race. But there aren't many naturally blonde Africans. Are there. If wearing an afro wig is cultural appropriation, then so is bleaching and straightening your black afro hair.
C'mon Liv, you know how ridiculous your post was. You said the blond was cultural appropriation. I just quoted you with a comment, so if you've now realised that might have made you look a bit silly, then I fail to see why that's anything to do with me.

I made an error in the dawn butler thread the other day, and as soon as it was pointed out I owned it, and corrected it.
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C'mon Liv, you know how ridiculous your post was. You said the blond was cultural appropriation. I just quoted you with a comment, so if you've now realised that might have made you look a bit silly, then I fail to see why that's anything to do with me.

I made an error in the dawn butler thread the other day, and as soon as it was pointed out I owned it, and corrected it.


I think that claiming that white people wearing an afro is cultural appropriation, is equally as stupid as claiming that black girls who dye and straighten their hair is cultural appropriation. If you think that's silly, well, there's not much I can do about that.

Maybe just ignore me? Save me having to explain things to the nth degree.
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I'm not really sure where I stand on the whole hairstyles being cultural appropriation topic however there is a reasoning there which wouldn't be there if you reverse it. Afros on black people were something that was viewed as ugly and as "bad hair" (especially on black women) in the not so distant past, it's probably a reason why some black women opted to straighten their hair or wear wigs etc, it's an issue white women generally don't face. It must be very annoying for a famous white woman to then come along and wear that style and have everyone say how amazing it is on her
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I don't think anyone should be told how to dress or how to look. I've never considered the afro ugly. Except on the aforementioned ginger bloke from the synagogue.
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There's a Jew at my synagogue with ginger natural "afro" hair. Not a fabulous look... but it still counts.

And if she's pretending to be black with a blonde afro wig, surely the blonde could be seen as cultural appropriation? Or maybe it's all one way.
I'm so tempted to ask if it's Mort from family guy...

Anyhoo unless he's a black Jew it's not a 'natural' afro by definition.

Blonde is not a culture, it's a colour.
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