Rita Ora is white, yet apparently no one ever informed her hairstylist — or the girl fans, for that matter!
Now, following a viral tweet reminded everybody that both of the singer’ s parents are white, enthusiasts are accusing the 29-year-old of “ blackfishing” due to her penchant for rocking historically Black hairstyles — something we’ ve go to know as cultural appropriation.
The particular Twitter user attached the pic of Ora along with her parents alongside pictures of the singer with sketchy hairstyles and wrote:
“ Finding out rita ora isn’ t dark at all and both associated with her parents are white albanians is so trippy. the girls ALREADY BEEN blackfishing. ”
For those who don’ t understand (and there are apparently lots of you), the Black Widow hitmaker’ s family will be from Kosovo, a self-declared independent country in the Balkan Peninsula made up primarily associated with Albanian and Serbian individuals.
Ora, for her part, is definitely upfront about her whitened European heritage. In a 2016 interview on The Wendy Williams Display , the always honest Wendy Williams told her upright:
“ I believed you were half-Black and half-white, or something like that! ”
To which she responded:
“ Everyone usually does. I might too be. But no, I’ m Albanian. ”
Might as well be, huh? The crucial distinction clearly hasn’ t stopped Ora through repeatedly wearing her tresses in traditionally Black designs like box braids, cornrows, and even an afro .
These hair styles paired with Ora’ ersus tan skin tone have evidently led more than a few fans — as well as certain daytime speak show hosts — to consider she’ s Black or even mixed-race. But the caucasian’ t out of the bag now, plus fans are accusing Timpul and her team associated with trying to cash in on the presumption.
Rita as Mel B upon ‘ Lip Sync Battle’. / (c) YouTube
Social media users wrote remarks like:
“ She wants to be observed as black to appear chafing and with some swag, as well as wants to be white to relish the “ white privilege”. That’ s Kardashian lifestyle vulture level BS. ”
“ I just discovered that Rita Ora isn’ t black… such as at ALL. She’ s actually the same ethnicity as Dua Lipa. ”
“ I NeVEr Believed rITa OrA Had been bLacK. Okay good for you. Somebody us were bamboozled. And you could see why.. ”
“ No one unsuccessful Rita Ora. That girl knew people in the industry believed she was Black. The girl confessed to using that will to her advantage. Rita Timpul literally confessed to depriving them of the little opportunities that are provided to Black women in the songs industry. ”
In response to the Twitic who claimed that will “ no one” believed the singer was Dark, British TV writer Camilla Blackett said the particular songstress “ was certainly selling herself as dark in the UK for YEARS. ” And one person really brought receipts!
No one unsuccessful Rita Ora. That female knew people in the industry believed she was Black. The girl confessed to using that will to her advantage. Rita Timpul literally confessed to depriving them of the little opportunities that are provided to Black women in the songs industry. picture. twitter. com/acR7HWbTv2
— NO ❤ ️ (@notyournickgurr) August 11, 2020
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