Has legendary singer Tom Jones been doing a reverse Rachel Dolezal on us all along? The crooner, 75, says he’s going to take a DNA test to prove once and for all if he’s Black. Over the years, Jones says a lot of folks have claimed that he’s a Black man passing as White because of his olive skin and afro, so he’s hoping the test will put the rumors to bed.
“A lot of people still think I’m black. When I first came to America, people who had heard me sing on the radio would be surprised that I was white when they saw me. Because of my hair, a lot of black people still tell me that I’m just passing as white,” Jones revealed in an interview with Times.
After he was born, Jones says people suspected something was up with his ancestry. “When I was born, my mother came out in big dark patches all over her body. They [the doctors and midwives] asked if she had any black blood and she said she didn’t know. I’m going to get my DNA tested. I want to find out.”
What do you all think? Does Jones look like he could be a Black man?