Rapper Bhad Bhabie is the latest white celeb catching blackfishing accusations after posting videos of herself looking a little… darker.
Social media users everywhere are calling her out for the drastic change in appearance, thanks to her much browner complexion.
17-year-old Bhad Bhabie is also known as Danielle Bregoli. Yes, that girl. The one known for her Dr. Phil appearance as the “Cash Me Outside” girl.
Anyway, Bregoli posted two videos of herself over on Instagram. In the clips, she’s gazing into the camera and showing off her long, black locks.
However, the issue here is Bregoli’s skin tone. It’s unclear if it’s makeup, she was using a filter, or she’s been hitting the tanning bed, but something is up. Bregoli’s face is visibly much darker than it’s usual shade.
I think it’s time for a makeup artist to sit Bregoli down with some advice on the best liquid makeup foundation that actually matches her skin — because this isn’t it.
The internet is ablaze over the rapper’s suddenly darker appearance.
“Okay this is blackfishing now for sure,” someone said, referencing a term used to describe someone faking their race.
“How TF Bhad Bhabie go from a white teenager to a grown black woman?” One person tweeted.
“What in the blackfish is Bhad Bhabie doing???” another questioned in disbelief.
Posting a photo of Bregoli from her infamous Dr. Phil appearance, one person wrote, “If you told me this was [the] same shawty, I wouldn’t believe it.”
Of course, Bhad Bhabie isn’t taking the criticism quietly.
At first, she reposted a photo that joked her “transformation into a lightskinned black woman is almost complete.” The image was obviously a jab at her, but she simply said, “Aww I’m trending, thank you.”
Later, she wrote a follow-up that she posted to her IG Stories.
“Millions of people sick, thousands dying every day and y’all worried about me getting my makeup done for a photoshoot?” the post read. “I’m usually the wild one but y’all need to chill and focus on what’s important right now.”
This isn’t the first time that Bregoli has been hit with accusations of cultural appropriation, either.
As recently as December 2019, she caught a bunch of flack after posting a photo of herself with her hair in box braids. In response, she chided black women for wearing wigs and weaves.
“To all the black females that are saying my hair [ain’t] meant for box Braids, guess the f*** what, y’all hair [ain’t] meant to be straight but y’all glue whole wigs n to your heads and sew Brazilian/Indian/Peruvian hair which [isn’t] like your natural hair texture at all,” she clapped back in her IG Stories.
Back in 2017, she addressed backlash that she had been facing during an interview, saying, “You cannot act a color.”
She continued, “Do not tell me I’m acting black because I’m not. I’m acting urban, or whatever you want to call it,” the Boynton Beach, Florida native continued. “I don’t even have a name for it, I call it, ‘me.’ How I act is me. I get braids all the time, you can’t tell me I’m acting black because I braid my hair. that makes no sense whatsoever.”