Commonly perpetrated by females of European descent (white) which involves artificial tanning (spray tanning and tanning booths) and using makeup to manipulate facial features in order to appear to have some type of Black African ancestry.

The general point of blackfishing is for a female of European descent to appear of African, Arab, or Hispanic ancestry.

Some consider it to be equivalent to modern day “black face” because it capitalizes off the looks of historically oppressed groups of people by people who come from more privileged backgrounds.
“Emma Hallberg is a beautiful mixed race Swede.”

“No, Emma isn’t mixed race, she’s just blackfishing.”

“They want to be black without being black.”
by Lebanese Bebe November 18, 2018
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When a white person has purposely made themselves appear black on the internet
Person 1: have you seen beckys new post? She’s literally Facetuned herself so much. She looks black!
Person 2: she’s blackfishing
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The fine art of fishing for Tautog on rock piles and wrecks with green crabs. Typically off the NewJersey coast in about 40 to 140 feet of water depending on the season. Best times to go are November to January.
Guy- Yo Spank! It’s cold
Out there with some ice burgs in the bay but it is the best time to do some blackfishing!!

Spanky- you got that right Guy!! nothing better than blackfishing, loading up the boat with em and cooking those babies on the smoker!!!! Woooo!

Captain - let’s go then! Perfect blackfishing weather this morning!!!
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When you're filling out an online application and you put that you are a black lesbian with big tits, when really you are a husky, white guy from the mid-west with a below average sized penis.
Friend 1: good luck trying to get promoted, they're only looking for black lesbians.
Friend 2: oh I know, that's why I'll be Blackfishing their racist asses!
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BlackFishing is when someone who is not of Black culture, tries to tan themselves, paint themselves, take melanin pills or injections or basically finds any resource to bring a black skin tone upon themselves. This is something that’s majority of the time, done by European Woman and Man who are insecure about themselves, or sees the beauty of Black people and wants it. But doesn’t admit the beauty Black people have and tries to manipulate Black culture into thinking their ugly like society has done to Black people years ago. They also culture appropriate mimicking everything that is apart of Black culture even the hairstyles and textures. And by the way before you say it, some Black people do have naturally straight hair and hair that is naturally blonde,red, ginger whatever you may call it. Therefore wearing weaves and etc is not culture appropriating White culture. Also knowing how Black woman are shamed for our natural hair, even a law had to get passed in California that discrimination upon Black woman’s hair is no longer going to be tolerated. It shows why some happen to wear weaves, but other reasons include protective styles that are meant to protect Black woman hair. Not White man, Latina woman and etc hair. That is only breaking your hair, Everyone wants to be within Black culture but not deal with the real issues upon being Black. Also guys, wearing durags. Which was meant for Black kinky texture hair.
Did you see Emma’s picture in 2017, she was naturally pale. How did she end up a few shades darker than Beyoncé’s complexion for years? A natural tan does not turn you that dark. Hmm sounds like someone is obsessed with Black culture even her features and hair texture that’s brand new. She is totally BlackFishing! You know when White woman try to gain melanin and other Black features to appear Black when they are not.
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The act of a corporation or business entity engaged in the captive cetacean industry suffering financial loss and/or loss of reputation by not adjusting their business model in the wake of the documentary, Blackfish.
Since the documentary Blackfish, at marine parks attendance is down and shares have dropped by 50%. They have been "Blackfished".
by CaseyPup March 05, 2015
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