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

“She’s doing more than most of us do for ourselves,” singer wrote on Twitter of embattled NAACP chapter president

Last Updated: June 14, 2015 @ 8:39 AM

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:

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.

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!”