Her now-deleted LinkedIn and Instagram profiles suggested she might be Canadian. Photos of influencers poured in, many of them juxtaposing older photos with more recent ones showing women with visibly darker skin. It was a shock, then, for one follower to discover that Hallberg is actually white. These influencers instead practice racial impersonation and cultural appropriation, according to Gaines.
While the indelible history of blackface in America has contributed to the modern phenomena of blackfishing, Gaines said there is a distinctive difference between the two. Mr Cooper and the woman, identified as Amy Cooper no relation were in a part of Central Park called the Ramble, a popular area for bird watchers where dogs must be leashed at all times, according to the rules.
Franklin Templeton announced on Twitter on Tuesday it had sacked an employee, "effective immediately". Mr Cooper said their exchange began when he noticed Ms Cooper's dog "tearing through wooman plantings" in the area.
NBC News requested interviews with seven influencers accused of blackfishing; none responded. A video filmed by Mr Cooper and posted on social media went viral on Monday, drawing tens of millions of views and prompting discussions about the high of killings of black men by police in the US.
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Hallberg did, and she disputed accusations of blackfishing by posting photos on Instagram comparing her tan to other family members and from childhood showing her with natural curls. She then called the emergency operator and repeated, "He's African-American", before pleading for them to send an officer. They also womxn traditionally black hairstyles like box braidscornrows or laid edges.
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Blackface was intended to degrade and humiliate.
After the video went viral she Calliny the dog to a shelter. Christian Cooper, a bird watcher, asked the woman to leash her dog because he feared it could endanger wildlife. When he began filming, Ms Cooper told him she would phone police and tell them "there's an African-American man threatening my life". Their ature look is constructed of phenotypically black beauty — accentuated lips and prominent curves.