The 29-year-old London-based singer Rita Ora, who is originally from Albania, was on Sunday subjected to a violent shitstorm on Twitter, which was launched in the UNITED states.
A female Twitter user, who on his Twitter account describes herself as a woman who literally only cares about black women, wrote 9. august the following about the singer Rita Ora:
'To find out that Rita Ora was not black, and that both her parents are white people from Albania, is just so udflippet. The girl has indeed done so-called blackfishing'.
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the Term 'blackfishing' is a description used for people who are trying to look like black people, or using of things and expressions that are associated with the black culture, even if they come from a completely different culture. It is also called general for cultural appropiation. The criticism against Rita Ora is because she repeatedly has performed with the afro-braids or curled afro hair. And thus it is not well received in certain circles.
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Many of the comments were direct hate against Rita Ora, although the singer never ever concealed the fact that she comes from Albania. She has several times in the media mentioned how her family fled from Albania in 1991 during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia.
In the month of april told Rita Ora about her experiences as a refugee, after she had escaped persecution as a child in Albania, together with his parents and his sister, Elena.
Back in 2016 in connection with an appearance at the Wendy Williams Show said the tv host addressed to Rita Ora: 'I thought you were half black and half white or something in the style'.
This answered Rita Ora: 'I think most. And it could, I might just as well have been. But no. I am from Albania.'
Rita Ora visit often his native land, Albania, together with his parents, and she is the proud owner of the national dress and know all of the local folk dances from Albania.
Rita Ora is here photographed in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock.
But in spite of it was the mood on Twitter from multiple users ice-cold against Rita Ora.
A Twitter user writes the following:
'She knew that she could go to be of mixed race, so therefore she did it. And it wanted her management also. They know what they are doing. Ariana and many others do the same. Udskam them all.'
another Twitter user writes:
'I knew one who claimed to know her from London. She said that her record label pushed on so that she would make blackfishing'.'
And a third writes:
'What. I have always thought that she was of mixed race. Oh my God'.
There was, of course, many who supported Rita Ora and mentioned that everyone in Europe for many years has known that she is from Albania. Several also mentioned that of course she can put her hair, which she will.
the Extra Magazine went into Rita Oras Instagram. And here it is almost two years since she last had afro-braids or curled afro hair.
The 29. august laid the Rita Ora a picture out, where she has purple afro-braids.
after this, all the way back to may 2015,where she has bright afro-braids:
And in June 2015, you can see her with blond frizzy afro hair. For this image, writes Rita Ora:
'When you say something nonsense, then you should just give them the 'I don't want to hear it-face'.
below you can see Rita Ora in addition, with the world's most famous black married couples.