"Let's just all thank #RachelDolezal": The celeb tweets that took Twitter by surprise

Singer Keri Hilson's fans did not agree -- and it started a compelling debate

By Salon Staff

Published June 13, 2015 2:46PM (EDT)

Rachel Dolezal               (AP/Tyler Tjomsland)
Rachel Dolezal (AP/Tyler Tjomsland)

When the singer and actress Keri Hilson took to Twitter with support for Rachel Dolezal her fans reacted with more than a little bit of surprise.

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Some of the comments brought Hilson back to respond and clarify -- and emphasize that the NAACP was still standing behind Dolezal.

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Ultimately it became too much:

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But it proved too compelling a story to stay away for long:

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