Literal Whitewashing! America Ferrera Had To Paint Her Face White For An Audition That Wasn't Accepting Latinas!
This hurts us on so many levels.
As we previously reported, The New York Times interviewed 27 people in the entertainment industry who don't identify as straight, white males on their experiences in their fields.
We thought we heard the worst horror story America Ferrera ever had to endure when she talked about being told to "sound more Latina" while speaking English during an audition as a 16-year-old…
But we were wrong.
That's because she had an even more unsettling brush with racism when she had no choice but to literally whitewash herself to try to get a part, telling NYT: