Bhad Bahbie, one of the elite cultural appropriators of our time, once more showed her alabaster behind after posting some images of her looking like a Black woman despite being of Jewish and Italian descent. The alleged rapper and OnlyFans star tried to clap back on critics but we’re failing to see how it all lines up.
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Six years ago, Danielle Bregoli achieved viral fame for threatening Dr. Phil’s audience, inviting them: “Cash me ousside?”
She used this viral moment to launch a rap career, adopting the moniker of “Bhad Bhabie.”
Last year, she turned 18, and immediately began churning out an endless stream of OnlyFans content.
Unfortunately, she has just debuted a new look. Her remarkably different skin tone and features have led to accusations of blackfishing.
We’re going to rip off that bandage right away. Because this, right here, is a photo of 19-year-old Danielle Bregoli.
Bhad Bhabie is a white teenager, of both Ashkenazi Jewish and Italian descent through her parents.
But in this photo, she is sporting distinctively brown skin. It’s not just a tan — it’s makeup and contouring. Her styling, from her lips to her skin to her eyes, makes her appear to be a Black woman.
Over her few years of fame, Danielle has sported a number of different hairstyles.
She has very naturally cultivated different aesthetics.
And while we would like to spend as little time as possible discussing a teenager’s body, of course her figure has changed.
But there is simply no amount of shifting in style or natural changes in one’s body that will make a white woman appear Black.
If Danielle had gone out and gotten tan, well, that would be between her and her dermatologist.
Tanning is a natural function for many people’s bodies. But using brown makeup on white skin, and using contouring to appear Black or “racially ambiguous,” is another matter.
Danielle Bregoli at the Billboard Music Awards
Simply put, what Danielle is doing here is called “blackfishing,” a portmanteau of “Black” and “catfishing.”
Blackfishing has been cropping up in recent years among white actors, models, singers, and especially social media influencers.
The phenomenon describes white people cultivating looks that emulate Black features, as well as culture. The causes can be psychological or fashion-related, but often include a desire to appeal to audiences of color.
Bhad Bahbie, 19, shared a video on her Instagram page showing off a new look that certainly had us confused by who we were looking at. At a glance, Bahbie doesn’t look like the loud-mouthed white teen we first met via Dr. Phil. In the clip, showing off long blond tresses, Bahbie’s skin is decidedly brown in a way that cannot be achieved in a tanning booth but certainly via makeup.
Her response to the critique of the video was captured by The Shaderoom and she’s basically avoiding the big brown-skinned elephant in the room.
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