Subscriber Account active since. Rita Ora has come under scrutiny after a semi-viral tweet called attention to her white parentage. On Sunday, one Twitter user accused the year-old British singer of "blackfishing," attaching a photo of Ora with her parents and images of her wearing historically Black hairstyles. Ora's family is from Kosovo , a self-declared independent country in the Balkan Peninsula whose population consists mainly of Albanian and Serbian people. In , Wendy Williams told Ora , "I thought you were half-Black and half-white, or something like that. I miss my braids!! Despite her white European heritage, Ora has repeatedly worn her hair in box braids , cornrows , and an afro. More recently, she gelled and styled her baby hairs — all of which is widely considered cultural appropriation.
By Hayley Richardson For Mailonline. Singer Kym Mazelle has accused Rita Ora of appropriating black culture to 'monestise her fame' after the artist found herself at the centre of a 'blackfishing' row earlier this week. But broadcaster Nana Akua disagreed, arguing copying is a 'compliment' and shows appreciation for other cultures - and implied Kym was being hypocritical because she appropriates European culture by wearing wigs. Singer Kym Mazelle has accused Rita Ora of appropriating black culture to 'monestise her fame' after the artist was accused of 'blackfishing' earlier this week.
By Sean O'grady For Mailonline. The singer, 29, displayed her jaw-dropping figure in the snap as she also wore a very loose fitting black dress with large cut outs at the sides. Stunning: Rita Ora, 29, risked a wardrobe malfunction as she donned a tiny black bikini while enjoying a night of partying during her trip to Ibiza. Flaunting an ample amount of sideboob, the star also revealed her toned midriff and lean legs. Showing off her bronzed tan, Rita donned a variety of gold necklaces along with a pair of matching hoop earrings. Clearly in good spirits, the photo appeared to be taken by one of Rita's pals as she laughed while they enjoyed another night on the Balearic island. Holiday: Rita has been keeping her followers entertained with an array of bikini-clad snaps. Buy now.
Rita Ora found herself at the center of a controversy earlier this week, when a tweet that called out the year-old pop singer , whose parents are Albanian, for appropriating Black aesthetic surfaced. However, she has worn Black hairstyles, ranging from box braids to cornrows to Afros, and even acknowledged in the past that others have assumed she is of mixed race. So what the tweet really should be calling out is something Ora and other stars in her position have done for years: using the unique style of Black women to raise their cultural currency. This is why the Kardashians are routinely criticized yet unshakable in their influence on pop culture. It's also why artists like Ariana Grande , Katy Perry , and Miley Cyrus can appropriate the styles of Black women and face little to no consequences. What was even more disheartening is that T. While Ora might be guilty of this, she's only part of the larger problem: Black women are so routinely disrespected about our hair , used for our features , and discarded when they are deemed to be no longer of value that when it happens there is rarely genuine outrage. That viral tweet brought attention to a trend that's actually been occurring for years. My hope is that this will be the beginning of a discourse about how we can do more to uplift and center the Black women who keep pop culture afloat. Topics rita ora.