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Rapper Bhad Bhabie claps back at 'blackfishing' accusations, says people should worry about coronavirus instead

The 17-year-old rapper took to social media to address the controversy that has been surrounding her and said people need to focus on more important things right now
Bhad Bhabie (Getty Images)
Bhad Bhabie (Getty Images)

Danielle Peskowitz Bregoli popularly known as Bhad Bhabie is back in the news once again. This time around, the 17-year-old celeb from Florida is facing backlash from media as well as netizens for her recent Instagram post. The 'Cash Me Outside' rapper shared a video post of herself in black hair and darkened skin which was a result of makeup.

In the short Instagram clip posted on April 6, Bhabi is dressed up in a black top with a plunging neckline and open back. But her clothes are not what got people talking, but rather what she intended to look like. She also sported a black wig, along with a darker skin tone that was achieved through makeup.

This stirred all social media users who accused her of cultural appropriation, as reported. People criticized Bhabie for 'blackfishing'. With her skin looking abnormally darker than her natural tone, people on social media accused her of trying to be black.

One user on Instagram commented, "How is this not blackface?" Answering the previous questions, another user added, "Umm I think that foundation is a little bit too dark on your face."

Another user wrote, "Okay this is blackfishing now for sure." The term is used for people who try to use makeup to achieve a darker skin tone. "She needs to quit culturally appropriating. It’s rough. I'm not the only one with this opinion," commented another user.

Some people, like this user, remarked, "When did she become a whole other race."

This conversation on her post got Bhabie’s name trending on Twitter instantly and she took the opportunity to address the controversy.

She responded to all the comments and criticism saying, "Millions of people sick, thousands dying every day and y'all worried about me getting make up done for a photoshoot?" She also clapped back at her Instagram stories and mentioned all the coronavirus deaths in the US to support her comment. Adding to her comment, she said, "I'm usually the wild one but y'all need to chill and focus on what's important right now."

However, this is not the first time that Bhab Bhabie has been accused of cultural appropriation. A few months ago, the teenage rapper was in controversy for wearing box braids.

Bhad Bhabie is an American rapper and internet personality from Boynton Beach, Florida, who shot to fame with her video ‘Cash Me Outside’.