What is black fishing ?
Blackfishing is a form of cultural appropriation, whereby the person pretends to be black or mixed race. The term is derived from the colloquialism “catfishing”, when someone is lured into a relationship by means of a fictional or enhanced online personality
Jessy nelson and other celebrities..
Jessy nelson has recently been called out on TikTok for the way she has presented herself in the new music video bad boy.
Jessy nelson was member of the singing group little mix, but has now left to go solo.
Her new music video featuring Niki minaj shows Jessy in hair brades with a very dark complexion.The video also has a group of black dancers in the shot Where she sings the lyrics “I like a bad bad boy”.
While black fishing is wrong I don’t think having a tan is really that offensive, but I can also see why people are calling her out. She’s always been a tanned Essex girl and it is considered normal in that area of the country.
I think people need to realize that this is how the woman acts and dresses. I don’t think she mocking black people, but. you could argue that many black talented artist don’t get the credit they deserve.
Most fans admitted to thinking she was mixed race and was shocked. There are many celebrities who look mixed race but are 100% white.
Many other celebrities have been accused of black fishing such as Kim Kardashian. I think we all need to learn about different cultures but could also embrace our own.
What are your thoughts? I understand both arguments.