Gina Rodriguez, who has previously been accused of being anti-black, is in hot water yet again with online critics after sharing a video of her dropping the n-word while singing along to The Fugees‘ 1996 hit Ready Or Not during a glam session. Now, Twitter users are showing zero mercy in their backlash against the Jane the Virgin star.
First, ch-ch-check out the now-deleted Instagram Story video for yourself (below):
Gina Rodriguez, known for her leading role as Jane Villanueva in Jane the Virgin, is facing backlash for saying the n-word in a recent Instagram Story post. pic.twitter.com/YRmZvZBGo6
— The Pop Hub (@ThePopHub) October 15, 2019
And here are a few of the best responses from Twitics so far:
you're gina rodriguez. you were just accused of anti-black racism earlier this year. you cried defending yourself.
do you pic.twitter.com/qtWvvytWcF
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) October 15, 2019
everyone after gina rodriguez deleted her insta story pic.twitter.com/xBgVGQyOPo
— ً (@melspatton) October 15, 2019
#ginarodriguez: *cries fake tears for getting caught of being anti-black again*
Gina Rodriguez: *says the n-word on her Instagram story*
Gina Rodriguez in a couple of hours after getting dragged left and right brutally: pic.twitter.com/vVFPPMhJZH
— 🎃 Princess Karina 🎃 (@angelheart2015) October 15, 2019
Black women BEEN telling y'all Gina Rodriguez was an anti-Black problem.
Shouldn't have taken her to say the n-word before y'all woke up.
But go off.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) October 15, 2019
just can’t get over how gina rodriguez has a whole video of her crying because people were accusing her of being anti black and now she’s come out and said the n word..what’s wrong with that girl😭😭|1990aa980bd719771ea7586e7e0a09ad|
— milly (@ncbrina) October 15, 2019
On Tuesday afternoon, she headed back to her Insta Story with an apology for her use of the word:
“Hey what’s up everybody I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry, I am sorry if I offended anyone for singing along to The Fugees, to a song I love, that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill, and I really am sorry.”
Give her message a watch for yourself (below):
This “apology” is atrocious. pic.twitter.com/8bgbpqKoqM
— Jai (@jaidanielle) October 15, 2019
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Gina’s comments (and now, song lyrics) have been seen as dismissive of black women. During a Porter roundtable discussion about diversity in Hollywood with Ellen Pompeo, Emma Roberts, and Gabrielle Union, the 35-year-old stated Latinas were paid the lowest wages:
“Where white women get paid more than black women, black women get paid more than Asian women, Asian women get paid more than Latina women, and it’s like a very scary space to step into.”
During a subsequent interview with SiriusXM‘s Sway in the Morning, she tearfully addressed backlash from critics who pointed out the fact that Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid actress in TV, explaining:
“I never said actresses. I wasn’t speaking about my industry. I always find it difficult to talk about equal pay as a woman who makes a substantial amount of money. As somebody who came from poverty to now the amount of money I get paid, it doesn’t feel right that I’m the one talking about it, because I’m so damn grateful.”
Crying, the actress continued (below):
“What I was saying, was that when we talk about equal pay, we have to talk about intersectionality because we all must rise. And so the backlash was devastating to say the least because the black community was the only community I looked towards growing up. We didn’t have many Latino shows and the black community made me feel like I was seen, so to get anti-black is to say I’m anti-family.”
What do U think about all this Perezcious readers? Was her apology genuine this time around? Sound OFF (below) in the comments with your thoughts!!
[Image via Gina Rodriguez/Instagram.]
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