Rita, who was born in Pristina, Yugoslavia in 1990 with both parents Albanian, now sees her name filling countless tweets –most, in some way, expressing surprise that the star isn’t black. Rita is now being accused of “blackfishing” – a term used for non-black individuals accused of pretending to be black.
As the hours passed, though, replies went the other way.
“Getting 2nd hand embarrassment from y’all thinking rita ora black,” a user wrote. Others, however, laced their comments with references of black culture.