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.

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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?”

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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.”

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