Gina Rodriguez Posts Instagram Story Saying N-Word After Being Accused Of Anti-Blackness
Less than a year after Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez defended herself from claims she was “anti-black,” the Latina actress posted a video to her Instagram account where she sung “Ready Or Not” by Fugees. The only problem is that she can be heard audibly saying the n-word as the Fugees sing, “Fronting n****s give me heebie-jeebies.” Though the video is no longer available on her Instagram Stories, many reported it was live for three hours before the actress took it down.
!?!?!?? how is she so stupid pic.twitter.com/yZLg5KGtH9
— marioblanquista88 (@bIcncas) October 15, 2019
As mentioned, this is not the first time Gina has been accused of anti-black sentiments.
During an interview with Net-a-Porter, she said, “I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay, especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it… Where white women get paid more than black women, and 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.” She was also slammed for asking “where are the Latinos?!” after Marvel dropped Black Panther.
She told SiriusXM tearfully in response, “The black community was the only community I looked to growing up. We didn’t have that many Latino shows, so the black community made me feel like I was seen. So to get anti-black is saying that I’m anti-family.”
No doubt Gina will be responding to the backlash soon enough. She can’t get away with saying the n-word and not address it as an advocate for equal rights for all.