Bella Poarch has recently explained in a series of TikTok comments why she calls her colored friend by ‘Harambe’, racist to a certain ethnic group, and it’s less repulsive than you think.
It’s just been a couple of weeks TikTok’s latest bloomer, Bella Poarch has encountered backlashes for her controversy of somewhat racist type, and she’s now facing another one. Users have criticized her for using an offensive nickname to call one of her friends of color.
The friend in question is referred by Poarch with the name, Harambe, claimed to be racist to the Black community, for which she is getting called out. With that, some think she is the “worst person” to be hyped up. But she insists the friend is not black and is okay with the nickname, which, in fact, was his military nickname before she ever knew him.
Bella Poarch ADDRESSES BACKLASH. Bella was called out for Facebook post where she called a black friend “Harambe”, and for having tattoo that is offensive to Koreans. Bella addressed in past—in thread.
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Bella Poarch Claims the Friend She Calls by the Name, Deemed Racist, Is “Heartbroken” to Know the Wrongful Interpretation of His Name
“Hi, I’m sorry that you believed rumors about me and my best friend Albert,” the 19-year-old TikToker, who served for the US Navy in the past, wrote in the comments of her TikTok clip. “He’s Samoan and not Black, and that’s his military nickname because he’s big and always very protective. That was his name before I even met him.”
“Please stop spreading lies,” she continued her statement broken down into three comments. “He’s very heartbroken and sad about this. We’ve been friends now for three years and for people to tell me I was treating him wrong… breaks my heart, too. I’m sorry.”
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Photo Source: Bella Poarch, TikTok via Twitter
The quick one to comment against Poarch was convinced she was mocking him for his race. But it seems they’ve gotten even that race wrong, let alone why she chose to call her by such a name. But until the friend comes out to tell the truth, these people criticizing her won’t back down. There will continue to be reasons people find out to hade Bella Poarch.
Poarch Previously Had to Repeatedly Apologize for Her ‘Rising Sun’ Tattoo
The Filipino made a TikTok video earlier this month where she revealed a tattoo on her arm, depicting the rays of the sun used in the flag by the Japanese Imperialist Army back in WWII when they invaded the Korean peninsula, with the sun replaced by a picture of a human heart.
South Korean fans were particularly unhappy with the tattoo, and Poarch issued several statements of apologies with a promise to have the tattoo removed (and covered for the time it lasts). But for some, it still was not sufficient to please some users, for which she has to respond even today.
I apologize to Koreans because 6 months ago I got a tattoo of the red sun with 16 rays. At that time, I didn’t know the history. But when I found out, I immediately had it covered and scheduled for removal. I am ashamed of myself for not doing my research. I sincerely apologize.
— Bella Poarch (@bellapoarch) September 6, 2020
Even so, a lot of fans, even some South Koreans, were by her side to support her instead, reasonably claiming it was a genuine mistake and her actions are in the right direction.
It’s a remarkable feat for Poarch to have gone from a relatively low number of followers to 23 million in just a month. She rose to fame when her lip-sync to M to the B by Millie B on TikTok back in mid-August crashed the ceiling by being the most-liked clip on the platform ever. It now has almost 33 million likes.
Watch: Bella Poarch’s Viral ‘M to the B’ lip-sync video.
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And it’s not just that one video. Despite the current follower-count, it seems every single one of her videos gets a massive amount of likes in a really short time. Even Charli D’Amelio, with 87.3 million followers, needs a little more time to get such a number, likes of even the views Poarch gets.
It maybe a sign of Poarch heading to the direction D’Amelio is at, with users taking their time to know her before clicking that ‘follow’ button. Either way, it’s rapid, and it’ll be that for quite a while.
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