BLACKFISHING

What Does BLACKFISHING Mean?

BLACKFISHING means "Attempting to Appear Black."

According to NBC, the term BLACKFISHING first came to prominence in 2018, when it was used in a Twitter thread by journalist Wanna Thompson. In the thread, Thompson criticized White celebrities who had used makeup, Photoshop, and cosmetic surgery to appear Black.

Critics have compared BLACKFISHING to blackface (the practice of a non-Black person dressing up as Black person), saying it is an appropriation of Black culture.

In October 2021, former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson was accused of BLACKFISHING, for her appearance in the video for her new song "Boyz," a collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj.

Jesy Nelson Ft. Nicki Minaj - Boyz

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"Attempting to Appear Black" is the most common definition for BLACKFISHING on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
BLACKFISHING
Definition:Attempting to Appear Black
Type:Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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