Gina Rodriguez is probably wishing she could take back a recent comment she made.
The actress, who is both Black and Latina, is in hot water after she made the statement that black actresses actually make more than other minorities like Asians and Latinas.
During a roundtable discussion with TV actress Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts, Rodriguez let loose with the controversial declaration.
“I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it, right? 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,” she said. “Because I always feel like I fail when I speak about it because I can’t help but feel already so gracious to do what I do and I feel like, culturally, I feel like I was raised to just feel so appreciative of getting here.”
White Actress: *makes money*— ᗰ (@comicvix) November 23, 2018
Black Actress: *makes money*
Gina Rodriguez: “now wait a damn minute......”
black women: [exist in the film industry]— fatig(ay)uée (@walIylinda) November 23, 2018
gina rodriguez: pic.twitter.com/zlft9FPYV1
Gina Rodriguez when she finds out a black actress got another leading role pic.twitter.com/sCT1Apiqrq— trin (@alisdIaurentis) November 23, 2018
I wonder what Gina Rodriguez could accomplish if she focused on her career as much as she focuses on Black women— A Freaky One (@BlckBolex) November 23, 2018
Black people:— sammi 🌨 (@styIestide) November 23, 2018
Gina Rodriguez: pic.twitter.com/RpzScpCsPY
*white actors make the same movie over and over again*— sleeping bag aizawa (@potaylortotstoo) November 23, 2018
Gina Rodriguez: ......
*black actors make a groundbreaking film and breaks the box office*
Gina Rodriguez: pic.twitter.com/CIl68jf2Im
Re: regarding Gina Rodriguez saying Black actresses are paid more than Latinx actresses - Sofia Vergera is the highest paid according to Forbes ($42 .5mil). Kerry Washington is the only Black actress on this list at #8: https://t.co/MrkiGDC0c2— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) November 23, 2018
This isn’t the first time Gina Rodriguez dissed African Americans. During another interview she corrected the person holding the interview who said “black women” to “women.” SMH. Enough with the nonsense. K?
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