GINA RODRIGUEZ REGRETS USING RACIAL SLUR IN SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Uh-oh! Jane might be a virgin, but Gina Rodriguez is no rookie when it comes to racial controversy! The Miss Bala actress, who is Puerto Rican, is coming under fire again for using a racial slur while singing lyrics from The Fugees’ “Ready or Not.” In an Instagram post, Rodriguez rapped the famous lyric “”I can do what you do … believe me. (N-word) give me heebie-jeebies” and was later met with backlash over the controversial slur. Rodriguez quickly deleted the video and followed up with two apology videos—saying “I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to The Fugees, to a song I love, that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill. And I really am sorry if I offended you.”
“I thoughtlessly sang along to the lyrics of a favorite song and even worse, I posted it. The word I sang carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I cannot even imagine. … I have some serious learning and growing up to do and I’m so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused,” Rodriguez said in a second video.
Rodriguez caught flack last year during an interview with Smallfoot co-star Yara Shahidi when Shahidi was asked about being a role model to black women. Rodriguez interjected and emphasized “so many women“—which sent social media into a stir over the dismissal of black women. What do you think of her latest controversy? Tune in to see what our Dish Nation hosts think!