July 3, 2021

Iggy Azalea Gets Called Out By Social Media Over “Blackfishing” In Latest Video

Iggy Azalea Gets Called Out By Social Media Over “Blackfishing” In Latest Video

Iggy Azalea is back with a new single and video for “I Am The Stripclub.”

In the new video, fans noticed that the Australian-born rapper’s appearance looked different. Social media began to call her out for “blackfishing” when they noticed that her skin tone was a few shades darker than she is. 

The term blackfishing was coined by hip-hop journalist, Wanna Thompson and she defines it as “the phenomenon of non-Black influencers and public figures using bronzer, tanning, Photoshop, or even cosmetic surgery to change their looks to appear Black or mixed race.” 

Thompson also added, “The word stems from the racist practice of blackface which involves putting on dark makeup to mock the features of a Black person, often for comedic effect. Like blackface, blackfishing also treats Black features as a costume that can be removed at will.” 

Take a look at some of the reactions from social media down below. 

https://twitter.com/ass2phat_420/status/1411017036336189441?s=21

https://twitter.com/anne_czarina_/status/1411123149236809728?s=21

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