Rita, who was born in Pristina, Yugoslavia in 1990 to both Albanian mother and father, has now seen her name fill countless tweets – in a way, expressing surprise that the star is not black. Rita is currently charged with “black polish” – a term used for non-blacks accused of pretending to be black.
However, as the hours passed, the responses went in the other direction.
“Get confused from second hand because you guys are thinking rita or black,” wrote one user. Others, however, added their comments with allusions to black culture.