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Rihanna Calls Rachel Dolezal a 'Hero,' Twitter Erupts with Backlash

Rihanna Calls Rachel Dolezal a 'Hero,' Twitter Erupts with Backlash

Rihanna is facing some backlash for her Vanity Fair cover story, where she called Rachel Dolezal a “hero.”

“I think she was a bit of a hero, 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,” the 27-year-old entertainer told the mag. If you don’t know Rachel‘s story, she is a former NAACP leader who lied about being black.

Twitter exploded over Rihanna‘s quote, and people were quick to make their opinion about Rachel known.

Click inside to read tweets about Rihanna’s quote concerning Rachel Dolezal…

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  • Faithz

    As a Mature adult, I think that was okay to speak out on, and about. People want to try, and always steer clear of Controversial issues like this, I for one am glad Rihanna spoke out on it. Many are afraid to speak out on things of this Nature, and yet they love to trash, Rihanna from sun up to sun down, and try to beat her wheels off Just because shes a hard worker , and loves working hard. It is amazing to read all the trash that follows this Entertainer. I visited a site that have posted on this Magazine spread, and ever other Comment is Negative about this Super Star.

  • Faithz

    Rihanna has to feel some kind of way seeing all the negative , and mean spirited things said about her. And she know that everybody who follows her isn’t true fans at all, but her haters who are trying to get a rise out of her. She is such a strong young woman of color, who for the most part is doing the best she can to try , and make a difference in Entertainment. And because shes such a Driven person with good work Ethics she is bashed, trashed and dragged like none other.And through it all RIHANNA Journey right along on her Journey.
    Hater you can keep eating your heart out….Navy……

  • Faithz

    Those who are trashing her don’t have a clue , as to what is going on at all in the World. Like case n point, They passed Freedom of Speach long ago, and Rih have a right to speak on Controversial things like this if shes asked about it.

  • Visitor

    She made a good point. Rachel confused ppl because she was a white woman wanting to be black (dishonest, sure), but Rachel, as a white woman, has far more opportunities than any black woman, including light skin ones. So, pretending to be black is baffling, bc it comes with no privileges and few opportunities. It also goes against what society tells us: black is bad/low and white is good/high.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Rihanna is entitled to her own opinions .. the backlash is pretty ridiculous. Even though this woman lied to everyone, she still has done so much for the community. So Im guessing that is what Rihanna is talking about.

  • Arx

    Lmao are u telling me that Rihanna a drug addict and whore who influences millions of girls is being criticized for this???

  • Revengefan0101

    I find it interesting that JJ posted about the Rihanna backlash but not about the Cosmopolitan magazine/Kardashian Twitter Backlash yesterday.

  • Dee

    lmao @ that mariah carey gif tho!!!!

  • Dee

    lmao @ that mariah carey gif tho!!!!

  • Dee

    lmao @ that mariah carey gif tho!!!!

  • Dee

    lmao @ that mariah carey gif tho!!!!

  • Dee

    lmao @ that mariah carey gif tho!!!!

  • Dee

    lmao @ that mariah carey gif tho!!!!

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