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Rihanna: Is It Such a Horrible Thing Rachel Dolezal Pretended to Be Black?

Singer Rihanna said Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black, is a “bit of a hero” because she brought the racial identity discussion to the forefront.

Rihanna told Vanity Fair in its November cover story, “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.”

Rachel Dolezal has since resigned as NAACP chapter president.