Gina Rodriguez apologizes after using n-word in Instagram video

Brenda Watkins
October 16, 2019

Rodriguez turned off the comments for her apology post after being slammed left and right on social media the day before, which led to her trending on Twitter.

In the video, she said, "I just wanted to reach out and apologize". I grew up loving the Fugees and Lauryn Hill. "I really am sorry if I offended you", Rodriguez said in a video.

Jane the Virgin star and Golden Globe victor Gina Rodriguez sparked outrage after using the N-word on Instagram on Tuesday.

In the clip below you can see Gina getting glammed up as the song plays in the background, dropping the n-word just before the clip ends.

Rodriguez, 35, has been accused of anti-blackness in the past, including erasure of black women when she interrupted a reporter during a joint interview with Smallfoot co-star Yara Shahidi. Shouldn't have taken her to say the n-word before y'all woke up. Nobody let her crocodile-tear her way outta this one.

But again, Rodriguez seemingly couldn't address the Black community as "the community of color" that she hurt, offended, and disrespected.

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"I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay, especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it", Gina had said. "What kills me is gina skipped a whole word in the song bc that's how excited she was to say the n word DKAJDKCJSLDKS", one user wrote. "I have some serious learning and growing to do and I am so deeply sorry for the the pain I have caused". I don't care how you grew up, where you grew up or who you grew up with. "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".

In 2017, Rodriguez asked for a Latinx-centered superhero movie after Black Panther was first announced. It might be a little too late since many have been calling her out for her problematic and hurtful comments made toward and about the Black community.

Gina has now returned to Instagram to issue a second apology. "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".

"Yes I know Latinos can be Black". The last thing I want to do is put two under-represented groups against each other.

"Anyone who apologizes with "I'm sorry if I've offended anyone" can have several seats".

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