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Rita Ora accused of pretending to be black


Rita Ora accused of pretending to be black


Singer Rita Ora has been accused of “cultural appropriation” and “blackfishing” after a tweet about her ethnicity went viral on social media.

The tweet included photos of Ora with her hair styled in braids and an afro, as well as a photo of her with her parents.

The tweet caused a significant response on social media, with over 22,000 retweets and more than 110,000 likes.

Many fans shared their shock and accused Ora of “cultural appropriation” and “blackfishing,” a term used to describe people who change their appearance to appear black online.

Some fans criticized Ora for appropriating black culture, with one writing, “All this cultural appropriation ain’t cool @ritaora.”


Another added, “Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally bamboozled by a black fishing white woman.”

A third fan seethed, “Hold up. I thought she was AT LEAST 1/4 black.”

However, other fans defended Ora, pointing out that she has always been open about her Albanian heritage and has spoken about her family’s experience as refugees from Kosovo.

Ora has discussed her family’s escape from persecution during the Albanian war, and has even been named an honorary ambassador of Kosovo at the London embassy in 2015.

In 2016, Ora admitted that she often gets confused for mixed race during an appearance on the Wendy Williams Show, stating, “Everybody usually does. I might as well be. But no, I’m Albanian.”

Some defenders pointed out that the photos being shared were several years old and that Ora no longer styles her hair in that way.

One fan shared throwback photos of Ora from her youth, explaining, “This is what she looked like when she was young. She’s always been an ethnic Albanian girl with a tan and never changed her features or anything. She’s always been a loud and proud Albanian.”

Another wrote, “Imagine unapologetically slagging someone based on your own misinformation? Rita Ora has been very outspoken about being an Albanian refugee.”

“Any assumptions you made about her ethnicity are not on her. Accuse her of cultural appropriation if you must but blackfishing??? Nah.”

Another ranted, “Who are the dumbasses who thought Rita Ora was black? She never claimed to be black or even mixed. She told @WendyWilliams she was Albanian on her show.”

“Morons be judging people based on their hairstyles and then crying ‘cultural appropriation’ later when they learn the truth.”

The accusations of “cultural appropriation” and “blackfishing” against Ora follow a similar controversy in April of this year, when the singer faced backlash for wearing traditional Hindu clothing in a photoshoot for a British magazine.

Ora apologized for the photoshoot, stating that she did not mean to offend anyone and was not familiar with the cultural significance of the clothing.

In the wake of the latest controversy, Ora has not publicly commented on the accusations of “cultural appropriation” and “blackfishing.”

The 29-year-old singer is known for her successful career in music and has released several hit singles and albums.

She has also ventured into acting, with roles in films such as Fifty Shades of Grey and the upcoming epic fantasy film The Circle.

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