Why White Women Are 'Blackfishing' On Instagram

the quicky

16 Jul 2019 · 13 minutes

Why White Women Are 'Blackfishing' On Instagram
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There's a stack of influencers on instagram who are being accused of 'Blackfishing', pretending to be a woman of colour or bi racial to secure lucrative endorsement deals.

So why is it so offensive if someone wants to 'look black'? Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Today we break down the world of cultural appropriation.


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Elle Beattie

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

Thanks to our special guests Nadine Silva and Mamamia's own Emily Vernem. If you'd like to read Nadine's excellent article you can find it here https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/why-blackfishing-infuriates-me-as-a-south-asian-woman

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