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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Dec 17, 2018 1:00:43 PM
Instagram “blackfishing” scandal as white women pretend to be black for LIKES

The body takes centre stage in Instagram’s blackfishing scandal. White women, such as instagram influencers Aga Brzostowska or Emma Hallberg, are accused of masquerading as black or mixed race women while racking up social media approval and brand collaborations. Their images - awash with loose curls, braids, precise makeup, and figure hugging outfits - revel in a kind of ethnic ambiguity. Neither Aga or Emma have ever explicitly claimed to be black, but the racial vagueness of their social output appears to be part of the charm.

Rendered - 17 Dec 2018 13:01:41 (#1 of 117)

TheVoiceOfReason - 17 Dec 2018 13:02:17 (#2 of 117)

There’s a lot of it about!

SinnerBoy - 17 Dec 2018 13:07:31 (#3 of 117)

Anybody remember the Lenny Henry sketch, where his white mate is speaking in Jamaican Patois?

Inside, me black Nubian!

Agaliarept - 17 Dec 2018 13:09:24 (#4 of 117)

where his white mate


Stellata - 17 Dec 2018 13:26:00 (#5 of 117)

It just seems like yet another way for women to be nasty to each other.

Rendered - 17 Dec 2018 13:33:04 (#6 of 117)

Yet when I black up I get called racist!

Agaliarept - 17 Dec 2018 13:43:27 (#7 of 117)

Rather than fixate on social media's 'blackfishing' phenomenon, we should focus on dismantling the harmful stereotypes of black women's bodies, says Reni Eddo-Lodge.

Does this mean (mostly American) women are going to soon stop cultivating those giant arses?

Stellata - 17 Dec 2018 13:43:41 (#8 of 117)

I looked at a couple of the women's profiles (I'm procrastinating today) and didn't see any 'blacking up'. I saw women who looked insecure, desperate for attention and victims of a fucked up society that grossly objectifies the female form. The issue is not that some women are (potentially) trying to replicate the figure of a black woman, in some cases via very risky surgery; the issue is whatever is driving them to feel they want or have to do that in the first place.

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machiavelli - 17 Dec 2018 13:59:17 (#10 of 117)

The ways in which ones can offend complete strangers are wondrously diverse these days.

SheikYerbouti - 17 Dec 2018 15:34:40 (#11 of 117)

Speaking as a strong black woman on the Internet, you people sicken me with your blackfishing for LOLZ ways.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Dec 2018 15:40:58 (#12 of 117)

The Vogue article is weird, it talks about blackfishing, white women trying to look like black women, then says that most black women don't look like that anyway.

I suspect people who do this are trying to look like Beyoncé, rather than trying to look black, if you see what I mean.

Anyway - what a world!

Rendered - 17 Dec 2018 15:46:18 (#13 of 117)

Some of those arses remind me of that character Vic Reeves used to do where he'd wear a pair of tights and stuff the arse area with loads of newspaper.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Dec 2018 15:47:14 (#14 of 117)

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Dec 2018 15:51:32 (#15 of 117)

Some good news, though, at least the article demonstrates this particular problem no longer exists:

Jacob_Richter - 17 Dec 2018 15:56:15 (#16 of 117)

I frolic, naked, on a bed of points.

TheVoiceOfReason - 17 Dec 2018 15:58:01 (#17 of 117)

You love it, you dirrrrty little monster.

Rendered - 17 Dec 2018 15:59:47 (#18 of 117)


Maybe that's it. I'm sure Vic did something similar.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Dec 2018 16:00:51 (#19 of 117)

"I'm sure Vic did something similar."

I think you're right, I'm struggling to think of the sketch. He had horrible breast implants as Mulligan (or was it O'Hare?)

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Dec 2018 16:01:15 (#20 of 117)

New Vic and Bob series is fantastic, by the way

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