Actress Gina Rodriguez is in hot water with social media users again after she made a declaration about equal pay among women actresses of varying races.
“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. 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.”
The remark left a bad taste in the mouths of many online, who wasted no time voicing their issues.
“Habitual Hater Gina Rodriguez says black actresses are paid more than Asians and latinas…. She always coming with sideways comments about Black people. F— her. Keep our fucking name out your mouth, b—-. This the same ho that essentially said that Christopher Columbus was a hero.”
“Chile I saw the full video with Gabrielle Union, Ellen Pompeo, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodriguez. Gina’s disdain for black people making it or should I said rising above her is palatable. She really blatantly lied about Black actresses making more than Latina actresses.”
“She needs to realize she doesn’t need to s— on black women to big up latinas.”
“Let’s also address how Gina Rodriguez lied about Latina actresses being paid less than black actresses when evidence shows the top 20 paid actresses of all time has 3 Latinas & NOT a single black actress. How did she get away with this lie?!!”