Rachel Dolezal Called "A Hero" by Rihanna

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Rachel Dolezal is the former NAACP leader who was relieved of her duties when it was discovered she had lied about being black. In the November issue of Vanity Fair, singer Rihanna dishes about the seemingly confused woman. What she says will no doubt surprise some people.

“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” Rihanna says of Rachel Dolezal. “Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”

Some took to Twitter to question Rihanna's defense of Rachel Dolezal.

What's your take on Rihanna's sudden open defense of Rachel Dolezal? Did Dolezal "wake people up?"

Maybe Rihanna needs to wake up a bit herself, and learn that lying isn't an upstanding choice--and Rachel Dolezal had one.

Perhaps Rihanna needs a new hero.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.