Hinata isn’t isn’t black but she isn’t real. Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. Afrococoapuffs aka Cocoa Cosplay, created a song called “She Gon’ Be Black Today.” It’s a song that states a cosplayer can cosplay as any character. Color isn’t a qualifier for cosplaying.
In the cosplay community, certain person, commonly classified as “trolls” or “racist” like to impose their views on to others who don’t fit their idea of who a person should cosplay. Afrococoapuffs has opened the door for a new perspective and help smash the wall of bigotry in the cosplay community.
Maybe of other cosplayers, influencers and fans have taken to TikTok. To stick, duet or create their own skits with the hit song. Her new album titled “She Gon Be Black Today” releases in July.
written by Dee Murray