Kylie Jenner (24) shared some snapshots on Instagram on Sunday in which she had a rather dark complexion. The reality star is now accused of ‘blackfishing’ by many followers.
The term blackfishing surfaced on Twitter two years ago when journalist Wanna Thompson pointed out that she saw more and more white artists posing as black. Earlier this year, she explained to CNN again what the phrase means: “It’s blackfishing when white public figures, influencers and the like do everything they can to appear black. Whether that means darkening their skin to show their ancestry, or pick up a hairstyle or clothing trend introduced by black women.”
The Mulattofication of White Womanhood https://t.co/uoJHDYukXr— raina (@quakerraina) October 21, 2021
This spring, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea received a lot of criticism for allegedly blackfishing in her clip for ‘I am the Strip Club’. She wears a dark wig in the video, and critics claimed she darkened her skin. The rapper denied that on Twitter, telling a defending fan there: “I’m the same color I always am, this was only filmed in a dim room and I have a different wig. Let them talk.’
how many times we gotta reiterate that the Jenner daughters are just WHITE. mayo white. not a bit of ethnic white.— 👻 A$AP Crunch Berries 👻 (@sgbuggs) October 22, 2021
Kris and Caitlyn are straight up gringos.
Kylie’s blackfishing is even more egregious because she as white as white can be.
Kylie’s half-sister Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars have also been accused of blackfishing.