Bhad Bhabie has revealed her new makeover, and people are taking issue with it.
The 19-year-old took to Instagram to show off her look, which prompted many to accuse her of Blackfishing. She responded to the viral backlash by posting a screenshot of a text message conversation on her Instagram Stories, where she asked someone to send her a picture of the foundation she uses.
“Case closed!” she wrote over the screenshot. In a second post she wrote, “Don’t yall ever ask me again why I don’t b on ig! I don’t make no money on here I don’t need to b on here I do it for my fans but y’all take it too far every time it’s honestly sad and weird,” she said.
Fans and followers said she looked completely different in the IG videos, where she was sporting blonde hair, a darker skin tone, and fuller lips. Blackfishing is when a person who isn’t Black embodies the physical aesthetics of Black people. Iggy Azalea has also been accused of Blackfishing.
Bhad Bhabie has been called out for darkening her skin and cultural appropriation for wearing her hair in braids. In April 2020, she faced backlash after she posted a video where her skin appeared to have a darker complexion. “Millions of people sick, thousands dying every day and y’all worried about me getting my makeup done for a photoshoot?” she responded on her IG Stories. “I’m usually the wild one but y’all need to chill and focus on what’s important right now.”
Prior to that, in December 2019, she faced criticism for wearing box braids. “To all the black females that are saying my hair [ain’t] meant for box Braids guess the fuck what y’all hair [ain’t] meant to be straight,” she fired back. “But y’all glue whole wigs on to your heads and sew brazilian/Indian/ Peruvian hair which is anything like y’all real hair texture.
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