Iggy Azalea is currently flying high with her new single, “I Am the Stripclub,” with its streamlined brand-new video clip going beyond three million YouTube sights considering that its July 2 unveiling.But the Australian rap artist, 31, has actually also come under attack from a number of detractors, that have actually accused her of Blackfishing in the video.In one component of the clip, the usually blonde star is seen in the rear of a vehicle wearing a long, black wig as she’s flanked by a host of vogueing professional dancers. As screenshots from the scene started distributing on over the
weekend break, the celebrity was implicated of dimming her skin for the video clip, prompting fees of Blackfishing.According to Information, Blackfishing is a term that has been attributed( a minimum of in part)to hip-hop journalist Wan na Thompson, who in 2018 shared a Twitter string of a string of non-Black public numbers that had made use of make-up, Photoshop as well as cosmetic surgical procedure to appear Black or blended race.Some have actually contrasted it to blackface, the racist centuries-old practise of a non-Black individual using dark makeup, commonly to mock the features of Black people.However, Azalea– real name Amethyst Kelly– quickly caught wind of the complaints, branding them”absurd and also ungrounded,”while urging that she was no darker in the video clip than she normally appears.Responding to the criticism on Twitter, Azalea created:”I can’t care about something that outrageous and also baseless. I’m putting on a shade 6 in armarni structure, it’s the exact same shade I have actually put on for the last 3 years.” It’s the same color in every video because sally Walker. Suddenly I wear a black wig in a club scene & its an issue.”As the criticism remained to flow in, the celebrity defended herself once more, as she shared an image of the certain item she utilizes. “This is the color I wear, it’s on the arm shade & of a tan white individual,”she created.”I’m not putting on crazy dark makeup at ALL. “Every person in the club scene looks darker, it’s a club scene! I’m unwell of ppl trying to turn my words or make spunk an issue when all I have actually done is try a hair shade.” In a more tweet, the “Fancy”hitmaker took place to state that the video was shot”in a dimly lit room with traffic signals. It’s the exact same make-up from every various other part of the video just with a Smokey eye as well as various wig.”When an additional Twitter user recommended to
Azalea that she could have efficiently defended herself by explaining the photo had potentially been darkened, the musician fired back:”Or possibly the internet could watch my songs video clip as well as see on their own rather than tryna canine me because
an arbitrary page I have absolutely nothing to do with published an edit? “Leave me be, I don’t bother anyone, ppl keep tryna create s *** outta nothing online. Just BORED. “By Sunday, Azalea appeared keen to put the problem to bed, as she toasted the music video clip’s success and thanked her advocates– along with “everyone revealing me hate.”She tweeted:”To everyone revealing me love: Thankyou for dedicating your day to me & assisting me advertise, I like you! To every person showing me
hate: Thankyou for dedicating your day to me & helping me promote, I love you!”In the past, Kim and also Khloé Kardashian, as well as their more youthful sis Kylie Jenner, have encountered accusations of Blackfishing.Blackface author Ayanna Thompson informed Time of the sisters in a June interview:”There’s a reason why they’ve done this and also why they have actually made cash on this. That’s the best power of whiteness, right? That I can like these points, which we might desire to denigrate, however I do not have to remain there. I reach return to the safety and security of brightness.”Newsweek has spoken to a rep for Iggy Azalea for comment.