“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…
Rachel Dolezal plagiarized art, told lies about upbringing, sued Howard U for reverse racism. AND, she pretended to be Black. Not a hero.
— Amy (@AmyStephen) October 6, 2015
What if Rihanna was calling Rachel Dolezal "a bit of a gyro" and Vanity Fair just didn't understand? WHAT IF? IT COULD BE TRUE, I NEED THIS
— Sarah Burton (@NotRubHarass) October 6, 2015
Rachel Dolezal is a hero, Rihanna's right. So is Kim Davis, a hero to SNL and comedians all over this great country.
— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) October 6, 2015
Umm Rihanna, Rachel Dolezal is a liar not a hero. I'm not sure you know what the word "hero" means….
— suecee (@suzyspeaksthetr) October 6, 2015
— Bree Binder (@BreeBinderrr) October 6, 2015
Why in the hell did anyone ask Rihanna about Rachel Dolezal in the first damn place?
— PracticeSquadTrophy (@inomallday) October 6, 2015
How I feel about what Rihanna said about Rachel Dolezal: pic.twitter.com/zCQoUQgLUr
— Najma (@overdramatique) October 6, 2015