Rita Ora has insisted that you’ve ‘just got to laugh’ after she was accused of blackfishing.
The Girls singer has been met with claims of cultural appropriation after being referred to as out over a few of her photos on social media.
While she hasn’t explicitly addressed the claims, the 29-year-old took to Instagram to add a snap of her chuckling away.
‘Sometimes you just gota laugh [sic],’ she captioned the add – displaying her posing in a black bikini – alongside a laughing emoji.
Y’know, in case we didn’t get that laughing memo.
Fans had been thrilled with the shot, flooding the feedback part with reward.
‘Seeing you smile always makes me happy,’ one penned, whereas a follower agreed: ‘Omg I love this picture.’
‘Too smoking hot to laugh,’ an Instagram consumer replied.
As many, many extra branded her ‘incredibly beautiful’.
Rita’s add comes after she made headlines this week – when followers accused her of cultural appropriation in her pictures.
A tweet went viral on Monday, which learn: ‘Finding out Rita Ora isn’t black in any respect and each of her mother and father are white Albanians is so trippy.
‘The girls BEEN blackfishing [sic].’
The submit has been shared greater than 22,000 instances on the time of writing.
Blackfishing is the time period used to describe when somebody manipulates their look to seem like a distinct race and capitalise on this – however is extra refined than overt brown or blackface.
The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress was born in Albania and spent the primary yr of her life in Kosovo, earlier than her mother and father fled to England, following the persecution of ethnic Albanians by the regime on the time.
The How We Do star has at all times been open about her heritage, and has mentioned her previous at size on social media and in interviews.
She ceaselessly speaks about her background, writing within the Telegraph in 2019: ‘I am a proud Kosovar and an Honorary Ambassador for my country,’ including ‘Kosovo will always be a part of me.’
However, she has additionally stated prior to now that she thinks she’s benefited from the truth that she has a racially ambiguous look.
During an look on the Breakfast Club radio present, she instructed listeners: ‘Lots of people suppose that [I have black heritage] however I like that.
‘It gets me places.’
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