Rihanna Blasted After Praising Rachel Dolezal for Pretending to Be Black

The Barbadian singer lands in hot water after calling a white woman who pretended to be black 'a bit of a hero.'

AceShowbiz - %cRihanna% comes under fire for applauding former NAACP leader, Rachel Dolezal. The Bajan songstress sings praise for the white woman who lied about being black during an interview with Vanity Fair for her cover story on the magazine's newest edition.

"I think she was a bit of a hero," RiRi said to the magazine, "because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people's perspective a bit and woke people up."

Many took it to Twitter to slam the singer. "Umm Rihanna, Rachel Dolezal is a liar not a hero. I'm not sure you know what the word 'hero' means....," wrote a Twitter user @suzyspeaksthetr. Another fan, @AmyStephen, posted, "Rachel Dolezal plagiarized art, told lies about upbringing, sued Howard U for reverse racism. AND, she pretended to be Black. Not a hero."

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