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Keri Hilson Slammed on Social Media for Supporting NAACP’s Rachel Dolezal

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Keri Hilson Slammed on Social Media for Supporting NAACP’s Rachel Dolezal © Provided by TheWrap Keri Hilson Slammed on Social Media for Supporting NAACP’s Rachel Dolezal Singer Keri Hilson is feeling the wrath of Twitter after suggesting followers thank controversial figure Rachel Dolezal.

Dolezal is the Spokane, Washington chapter president of the NAACP thrust into the spotlight this week when her parents went on TV to accuse her of misrepresenting her ethnicity as black when in fact both her mother and father are listed as caucasian on her birth certificate.

"Let's just all thank #RachelDolezal. Identity, pathological, & parental issues aside, she's doing more than most of us do for ourselves," Hilson wrote on Friday.

"I'm not sayin she doesn't have serious ISSUES, I'm just sayin don't knock her intentions or discredit her efforts. @NAACP stands by her work," she continued.

Meanwhile, the NAACP continues to stand by Dolezal.

"We represent all civil rights issues, regardless of a person's ethnicity. And the quality of the work that she has done to elevate the issues of civil rights in that region is what we applaud," regional President Gerald Hankerson said in a statement.

"It's unfortunate that this has become a trending conversation when there's a lot more important things that are going on in America that we should be better addressing."

Hilson is known for singles like "Turnin Me On" featuring Lil Wayne, "Pretty Girl Rock" and, now, this top-charting social media mess. Give us your thoughts on Rachel Dolezal in the comments section below.

Here are some of Hilson's Tweets defending Dolezal:

Let's just all thank #RachelDolezal. Identity, pathological, & parental issues aside, she's doing more than most of us do for ourselves.

-- Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) June 12, 2015

It is really weird tho. She took it pretty far with slave whips & what not. Levels. Deep. #RachaelDolezal

-- Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) June 12, 2015

I'm not sayin she doesn't have serious ISSUES, I'm just sayin don't knock her intentions or discredit her efforts. @NAACP stands by her work

-- Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) June 12, 2015

Just my personal opinion. You don't need to agree. Or thank her. Lol.

-- Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) June 12, 2015

But Twitter begged to differ. Users immediately lashed out at Hilson for seemingly offering praise to Dolezal, despite her perpetrating what many would say is fraud.

Someone should write a comic book about Keri Hilson being an anti-hero that strives to fail. Like the Batman of wrong.

-- Blue Ivy Barter (@KidFury) June 12, 2015

@howzer23 @miszmoxxxey black celebs do this all the time. Blame us for our shortcomings while heaping praise on a questionable white person

-- DK Uzoukwu (@DKuzLA) June 12, 2015

@KeriHilson how can you 'thank' someone for imitating you?

-- Lvryn Trxll. (@AnnieAntwi) June 12, 2015

@KeriHilson NAACP stands by a lot of bulls---, you idiot.

-- Sh--ney Houston (@DoUSeeDisCOAT) June 12, 2015

Because white people are smarter/the savior right? Flop...just stop RT @KeriHilson Rachel might have more answers than Sway

-- Not So Slim Shady (@_NOpression) June 13, 2015

@KeriHilson and she was also disrespectful of your ppl in lying to get position. Do the ends justify the means? In this case not likely.

-- Shawn Bellon (@stbellon) June 13, 2015

@KerylsCourt @KeriHilson WTF does a WHITE WOMAN KNOW ABOUT BLACK STRUGGLE..ANYMORE than a Black person knows the name of the beachboys.lol

-- Time_for_ Change (@du_haast) June 13, 2015

Hilson acknowledged the ruffled feathers on Saturday, saying, "Hey, she got outta bed every morning & did excellent work for the advancement/equality of MY ppl. THAT affects me. Let God handle the rest!"


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