Gina Rodríguez is in the eye of the hurricane for singing a fragment of one of her favorite songs.
The actress was gunned down on Tuesday by those who were offended to hear her sing the song “Ready or Not” by African-American singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill and the popular group The Fugees, which includes an offensive word to define a black person.
Rodríguez recorded herself singing sitting in the makeup chair without imagining the commotion it would cause. Three hours later, she deleted the video that she had uploaded to Instagram due to the scandal caused by those who felt aggrieved and offered an apology.
"I just wanted to [appear] and apologize. Sorry,”he explained through a video shared on the networks. "I'm sorry if I offended someone. Singing along with the Fugees, a song that I love, that I grew up with, I love Lauryn Hill. I'm really sorry if I offended you."
Apparently, the video apology was not enough for the protagonist of Jane the Virgin, who hours later continued with the apologies, assuring that she feels tremendous remorse for what happened.
"In a song or in real life, the words I said should not have been said," he wrote on his social networks. “Whatever consequences I face due to my actions today will be no more painful than the personal remorse I feel. Watching my own video has moved me deep inside. It is humiliating that this has to be a public lesson, but it is indeed a lesson that I deserve.”
The 35-year-old actress acknowledged that she has a lot to learn and understands that she has disappointed her fans. "I am really sorry for the pain I have caused," he said.
Rodríguez also received criticism last year after commenting at an event that "a white woman charges more than a black woman, a black woman more than an Asian woman and an Asian woman more than a Latin woman", which was understood by some as a way of saying that Latinas are more discriminated against in Hollywood than African-Americans.
On that occasion, Gina tearfully apologized, revealing that her father is Afro-Latin, so she could not be against the black community.
“The black community is my community. As Latinos, we have black Latinos. That is what we are. I'm not, so when I advocate for Latinos, people believe that I only mean people of my color,”he said in the interview. "We don't need to fight and if I caused that notion, please excuse me for that not at all my intention."
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