AceShowbiz - Bhad Bhabie (Danielle Bregoli) continues to deal with accusations of her being racist. The raptress previously landed in hot water after debuting her new look on Instagram with many people slamming her for allegedly trying to be black. She denied the allegations and further doubled down on it in a recent Instagram rant.
The 17-year-old tried to make a point by comparing herself to Tarzan, a fictional character of a human boy who was raised in the jungle by animals. "To see people wanna judge me off a picture, under a f***ing light, that made me look a little bit darker. Then try to slander my name and make me seem like a racist person," she went off in the Monday, April 13 Instagram Live broadcast.
"I am not racist at all, and any f***ing video of me saying the n-word, I was saying it in a f***ing song, I was f***ing thirteen, and where I grew up in Florida, we all said that s**t," she explained.
She continued, "At the end of the day we're all people, we all bleed red...And then another thing I like to say is, y'all say that I'm tryna be black. Maybe a reason for me [tryna be black] is because I grew up in the hood." Comparing herself to the fictional character, Bhabie said, "Tarzan...the story of Tarzan. He grew up around the bears in the jungle. He didn't know no better! That's all he knows!"
"When someone grows up in a certain area or a certain place, they're a part of their environment. They only know what's been around, what's been taught to them," she concluded.
Bhabie was accused of blackfishing after people noticed in one of her Instagram posts that her skin looked darker. "How is this not blackface?" one user asked in the comment section. Referring to a term used when describing the use of makeup to appear black, one other user wrote, "Okay this is blackfishing now for sure."
The conversation led to Bhabie's name trending on Twitter. It didn't take long for raptress to take to her social media account to address the issue. "Millions of people sick , thousands dying every day and y'all worried about me getting make up done for a photoshoot?" she clapped back on Instagram Stories, referring to 10,000 people in the U.S. who died from Coronavirus as of April 6. "I'm usually the wild one but y'all need to chill and focus on what's important right now."