Addison Rae is being accused of ‘blackfishing’ by people on Twitter
It comes after a video she posted on her Snapchat
Addison Rae, who has 49.1m followers on TikTok, has been accused of “blackfishing” by people on Twitter after she posted a video of herself on Snapchat.
In the video Addison is getting her makeup done and her face appears a much darker colour than her natural skin tone.
addison rae ….. girl what is this pic.twitter.com/Byd9y3UtfL
— ambree🐉 (@brincessbreee) June 28, 2020
The video caused many people on Twitter to accuse Addison of “blackfishing” with some claiming things like: “nobody’s talking about addison rae switching up ethnicities on us”.
And many shared side by side comparison photos of Addison in which she appears darker in the Snapchat video than in other photos or videos.
Not addison rae blackfishing.. You could at least adress it pic.twitter.com/MRgSIQM3ZL
— flamming hot cheetos😎 (@lilpapijamila) June 30, 2020
I saw this on my tl if you can speak about phoebe and daisy you can talk about addison rae. some of you don't find this disrespectful but some people can/do. I love her but please don't use that much fake tan. pic.twitter.com/pGrvj7ciXB
— ɴɪᴋᴀ²⁸ (@onlyydirection) June 30, 2020
Since the allegations against her, Addison has not posted a video on TikTok since 29th June. She has also not posted on her Instagram in nearly a week or written a tweet since 30th June.
Addison Rae has not responded to the allegations, but has been contacted for comment.
Blackfishing is a term for white people altering their appearance in order to seem black or mixed race. Some people consider it akin to blackface because they claim it allows white people to “capitalise” off the appearance of those who have been repeatedly oppressed.
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