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Consider Blackfishing, a term that spiked in popularity around 2018, when conversations circulated around Ariana Grande, the Kardashians, and who adopt the aesthetics of Blackness and capitalize on it.
A 24-year-old mom from Ohio, Day became popular on TikTok for her ongoing series with the same name, and she saw that a number of people had posted side-by-side photos of older photos of Deets, juxtaposed next to newer ones after she started going by Coconut Kitty.
What is a good realism art piece? Whether or not it is intended as a performance-art piece of sorts or a clever obfuscation to protect her privacy is almost beside the point.
Though her body looked like that of a fully mature woman, her face, Day thought, made her look like she was 14 or 15.