Why is Rachel Dolezal, the now infamous former NAACP chapter president in Washington who was outed as a white woman, trending again this morning? Here’s why…

Oh, Rihanna. This is going to leave a mark:

And not only did Rihanna call Dolezal a “hero” during her interview with Vanity Fair, but according to the star singer, she “changed people’s perspective” and “woke people up” by pretending to be black, too:

“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” Rihanna told Robinson during one long-ranging, late-night conversation. “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.”

Sorry RiRi … Tweeters don’t agree. AT ALL:

A “b*tch”? No need to get nasty, ladies.

Good question.

 

We expect a walk-back of what she said in the interview soon.

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Rachel Dolezal