Gina Rodriguez’ history with the Black community has been … difficult.
In fact, she’s been referred to by many as anti-Black thanks to comments she’s made regarding Blackness in the entertainment industry and her frequent dismissal of Black-centered questions.
Last year, she appeared on Sway In The Morning and cried while addressing the backlash she’s received:
“So to get anti-Black is saying that I’m anti-family. My father is dark-skinned, he’s Afro-Latino … If anything, the Black community is my community. As Latinos, we have Black Latinos. That is what we are. I am not, so I think that when I speak about Latino advocacy people believe I only mean people of my skin color.”
“If I have hurt you, I am sorry and I will always be sorry, but you have to know that, until you know my heart, there’s no way that we can live off clickbait, you guys,” she continued. “You are allowed to feel pain and I empathize with your pain, and I’m sorry if I caused your pain because it is the last thing I want to do … We don’t need to fight each other and if I caused that notion, please forgive me because that is not my intent at all.”
That makes it all the more peculiar as to why she got on her own Instagram story and shared a video of her rapping the N-word before bursting with laughter.
Niggansel Elgort @biackgiris She FINALLY said it! I BEEN waiting! We got you on camera, HD!! You are done!!!