Last week a young boy in Perth attended a school event with his skin painted black in tribute to his idol, Australian Rules player Nic Naitanui.
The incident sparked furious discussion on social media.
Bec Bee, who is of Aboriginal descent, said there were "double standards" inflaming racial debates in Australia.
"I didn't see blackface," she told the BBC. "I saw a young fella who was proud to emulate his idol. There was no intent of racism."