From Baby Hairs To ‘Sticky Bangs’: 5 Times Whiteness Has Columbus’ed Black Women’s Aesthetics

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“Blackfishing” is a term coined by journalist Wanna Thompson when she called out white social media influencers for “cosplaying as Black women.”

“Blackfishing is when white public figures, influencers and the like do everything in their power to appear Black,” Thompson told CNN. “Whether that means to tan their skin excessively in an attempt to achieve ambiguity, and wear hairstyles and clothing trends that have been pioneered by Black women.”

Women who have been accused of doing it include Iggy Azalea, influencer Emma Hallberg, Jesy Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner and obviously Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

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