Got A Tip?

Star Seeker

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez Apologizes AGAIN For Saying The N-Word -- But Should She Be Forgiven??

Gina Rodriguez apologizes again

Is it too late for Gina Rodriguez to say sorry? Maybe!

Social media critics had a field day when the Jane the Virgin star posted a video of herself dropping the N-word to her Instagram Story while singing along to The Fugees‘ 1996 song Ready Or Not, especially because she’s been accused in the past of being dismissive towards black women. Now, Gina is attempting to apologize a second time.

Related: Gina Rodriguez Ties The Knot With Joe LoCicero!

ICYMI, here’s the now-deleted video in question:

After posting an initial video apology, which left much to be desired, the 35-year-old (probably with some pushing from her PR team) likely realized her second misstep. The actress wrote out a lengthy message which was shared to her Insta feed late Tuesday evening:

“In song or in real life, the words that I spoke, should not have been spoken. I grew up loving the Fugees and Lauryn Hill. 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. Whatever consequences I face for my actions today, none will be more hurtful than the personal remorse I feel. Watching my own video playing back at me, has shaken me to my core. It is humiliating that this has to be a public lesson but it is indeed a much deserved lesson. I feel so deeply protective and responsible to the community of color but I have let this community down. I have some serious learning and growing to do and I am so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused.”

Previously, she headed back to her IG Story to issue a video apology (below) on Tuesday afternoon, sharing:

“Hey what’s up everybody? I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry, I am sorry if I offended anyone for singing along to The Fugees, to a song I love, that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill, and I really am sorry.”

What understandably upset people even further after her first attempt was: “I am sorry if I offended anyone,” when she very well knew it did offend. There was no question about it, and any use of the word “if” should have been excluded.

So what do U think, Perezcious readers? Did her new message make up for the first “apology” we got? Sound OFF (below) in the comments with your thoughts!!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN]

Related Posts

Oct 16, 2019 08:31am PDT