Reply to @paige.mantaray this, coupled with the fact that she was black fishing before is why there’s a problem
Taking to the comment section on her video, Niena explained why she pointed out Grande’s makeup and clothing.
“I pointed out her makeup, wardrobe, and posing because they’re obviously influenced by existing East Asian stereotypes,” she wrote.
She did face some disagreement from people, with one writing “Genuine question: wrong about what? How could someone even be ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ when we’re discussing opinions and interpretations?”
Niena responded with the following, in part: “The ones who don’t see an issue are wrong because they’re choosing to ignore it.”
Despite this, others agreed with Niena’s sentiments about Grande’s photoshoot.
“I didn’t even know that was Ariana Grande in the first pic. I thought this was like reviewing an Asian woman’s fashion or something. Oh my,” someone wrote.
“Ariana knows what she’s doing especially since she loves posing as brown woman for so long,” another added.
Someone else wrote: “I don’t understand how she wasn’t cancelled years ago when she decided to start Blackfishing.”
Last Friday, Oli London, a white influencer who considers themselves transracial, and identifies as Korean after cosmetic procedures to appear “Korean”, took to Twitter to praise Grande’s “new Asian look.”
I’m so in love with @ArianaGrande new Asian look. It looks so cute and oriental. Welcome to the TRANSRACIAL club Ar… https://t.co/t5LvpyjJf1