Michelle Rodriguez Clarifies Diversity Remarks
We’re at a point in society where everything you say on a public platform will be scrutinized and challenged — especially topics of race. But these continuous apologies and retracted statements are beginning to feel a little ‘insert Kanye shoulder shrug’ …meh.
The latest on the social media chopping block is actress, Michelle Rodriguez who referred to Hollywood casting Black people as superheroes and females playing male roles, as being “lazy” and charged the film industry to be more creative.
In a recent wave of headlines, the ‘Furious 7’ actress, responded to a question asked by TMZ regarding if she was “going to be the Green Lantern,” with:
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Because of this whole ‘minorities in Hollywood’ thing…It’s so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own.”
I guess the TMZ “interview” didn’t give Rodriguez enough time to say what she really meant because a day later, she drummed up her apology and uploaded a video clarifying her statement:
“About that whole superhero thing…”
Basically, the self-characterized, unfiltered actress feels that instead of sticking to the same script, different cast, get creative and develop original story lines, written, produced by and starring minorities.
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