Gina Rodriguez releases another apology after rapping racial slur on Instagram

Gina Rodriguez releases another apology after rapping racial slur on Instagram

Today, the Jane the Virgin star posted an Instagram story in which she says the N-word while singing aloud to "Ready or Not" by The Fugees. Nearly immediately, the Puerto Rican actress was trending on Twitter, with users criticizing Rodriguez for being anti-Black.

"So manywomen", Rodriguez interjected, at which point Blogxilla, who is black, explained that "for black women, we need people on a whole 'nother level".

In a second apology shared early Wednesday morning, Rodriguez added that, "The word I sang, carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I can not even imagine".

Many online took issue with her for overlooking what Black Panther represented to the African-American community.

Past year she got folks upset when she insulted Black folks after a roundtable discussion she took part in with fellow TV actresses Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts was posted on YouTube. One controversial comment arose when she discussed unequal pay to Net-a-Porter.

Recently, Rodriguez also faced backlash for her comments about Latinas being paid less than Black actresses. My father is dark skinned, he's Afro-Latino.

This isn't the first time Rodriguez has raised eyebrows in conversations about ethnicity. Was her apology genuine this time around?

'Glad we calling in Gina Rodriguez for showing her anti-black self once again, but can we not forget that this happened and turn around next year and invite her to I don't know.

"If anything, the black community is my community", Rodriguez said.

Social media users were furious at Rodriguez's use of the word and the actress' previous comments about diversity resurfaced.

In the brief video, which has since been deleted, Rodriguez sings along to The Fugees' "Ready or Not" as she gets her hair and makeup done. In it, she wrote she was "deeply sorry for the pain I caused".

For many, the apology seemed insincere and condescending. "And the James thing was (casual) anti-semitism, which nobody really cares about, let's be honest here", another Twitter user expressed.

"Yes I know Latinos can be Black". And added, "I have serious learning and growing to do".

"So to get anti-black is saying that I'm anti-family".

Twitter users attacked the Latina actress for using the term and dragging beloved Fugees frontwoman Hill into the controversy. "That excuse is exhausted", she tweeted. "So that was really devastating to me". For too long everyday non-Black individuals in the Latino community have used a term rooted in anti-Blackness as if it was theirs to reclaim.

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