Gina Rodriguez dropped the n-word in an Instagram Story, then offered a fauxpology

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You know what kills me about Gina Rodriguez? Everybody wanted to love her. We wanted to be so proud of her and we wanted to champion this talented Hispanic actress who broke through in such a big way with Jane the Virgin. She had all the goodwill. And she just sort of ruined it, over and over again. She’s repeatedly made tone-deaf and offensive comments about race and racial/cultural issues. Which would have been bad enough, but she made it worse by not directly apologizing. Instead of coming out and saying “damn, I’m sort of young and dumb and I need to listen more,” she wept and played the victim during an interview with Sway in the Morning. That was just in January of this year!! Her argument back then was that white people and Asian people totally understand that she never meant to offend people, it was just the pesky and touchy black community who had a problem with her, like they were willfully choosing to misrepresent her.

Well, guess what? Gina Rodriguez dropped the n-word in an Instagram Story yesterday. SHE POSTED IT. She made that choice because she thought she was being so funny and cute.

She deleted it soon after, and issued this hilariously bad apology:

“I really am sorry IF I OFFENDED YOU.” “I’m sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to the Fugees, to a song I love, to a song I grew up on, I love Lauryn Hill…” Oh honey this is not the way. I mean, nothing will stop the onslaught, but at the very f–king least, you could issue a real and heartfelt apology: “I’m sorry. I should not have said that word. I am an idiot.” WHY IS THAT SO HARD??

Then, very early this morning, Gina published a better apology on Instagram. While this is a “better” apology, the fact that it came out about twelve hours after the initial IG Story is not a good sign.

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  1. ADS says:

    What is the matter with this idiot??

  2. HK9 says:


  3. Jade says:

    I laughed so much at “Karmen Klandiago” on twitter. I wanted to like her so bad but she’s in it for herself only. I can’t stand her.

  4. Well-Wisher says:

    Hopefully there will be radio silence.

  5. Betsy says:

    JFC. I’m an imperfect ally with unconscious biases and whatnot, but this one is a gimme. Don’t say the ‘n’ word unless you’re in the damn group! It’s unnecessary! Don’t sing it as a lyric! It’s not for our use and no non-African American needs to use it, ever. Such an easy one.

    • Erinn says:

      That’s what I just don’t understand! I can’t recall a single time where I would have used the word – because it’s not MEANT for me to be using. Even as a kid – I knew it was wrong. And if it’s in a song that I really enjoy, I skip the word when I’m belting it out in my car. It truly is easy to avoid – and in 20-freaking-19, there’s just no excuse.

      • Coco says:

        Exactly! It’s a lyric I don’t say when I’m singing a song by myself. It’s never a word for me to use, even in private. It’s not meant for me. Ever. I love Jane the Virgin but it’s painfully obvious Gina is nothing like the compassionate character she played. What a waste.

      • Laura says:

        My trick is to substitute the word “baby” when I’m singing along. It’s usually so out of context that it makes the music unintentionally hilarious!

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      This. It’s almost definitely a word she’s used casually in private over the years, which would explain why she thought nothing of posting this video. SMH.

      • Original T.C. says:

        She looked at the camera and laughed out loud after excitedly saying that nasty word. Looking so smug and happy with herself. No, she’s not sorry, she knew exactly what she was doing and took joy in saying it for all the world to see. We will not forget nor forgive. Especially in a week when an innocent young Black woman gets gunned down in her own living room for having the wrong skill color, by state sanctioned racist murders with badges.

      • Onemoretime says:

        Waiting for the ol “But my black friends said it was okay”. Girl stop listening to your black friends! I’m not your friend.

      • Original T.C. says:


  6. OriginalLala says:

    Oh ffs, is she doing this on purpose for attention or she is actually this ignorant?

    • Melanie says:

      She did it on purpose. As Twitter pointed out, this song is 4 minutes long, yet this is the section she chose to post. Her second, very late apology is so disingenuous. Acting as if she was horrified to watch the video. Someone as invested as she is in her image absolutely watched and laughed at her video before she posted it. She knew full well. And that word seemed all too easy for her to say.

    • Elisa says:

      +1, she did this on purpose to get clicks and attention. And it works, we posting on here.

  7. Enn says:

    It’s not hard to not say the word! I was jamming to “Sorry” in the car yesterday and somehow was able to not sing it along with Beyoncé.

    Also she saw the video before she posted it to her story and it didn’t rock her to her core then. Bye.

    • bonobochick says:

      I saw a guy on twitter state in songs that have the n word, he uses “neighbor” in place of it when singing / rapping along.

      • Betsy says:

        I use “lady.” Neighbor works well, too!

      • Rapunzel says:

        I used “figure”

      • Wow2 says:

        I grew up in the ‘hood’ in the 90’s and I’m white… I always used ninja instead 🤷🏻‍♀️ I dunno if that’s politically correct or not but I figured better than the word

      • Laura-j says:

        Right? I just mumble nonsense words when singing along. That word is not for me to use… ever.

      • sammiches says:

        I always say “kitten”, just so I don’t lose the flow. You know, when I’m doing such a stellar job of keeping up with the rapping haha

  8. Claire says:

    I really wanted to love her. She sounds like she has a personality disorder of some kind that makes it difficult for her to have empathy or show remorse. I wonder if stories from behind the scenes of JTV will start leaking of terrible onset behavior. Please Gina stop ruining that show for me!

    • HK9 says:

      Her personality disorder is called entitled asshat which can be reversed at any time when she decides to grow the f-k up.

    • Oui oki says:

      Interesting speculation burn I doubt that. First, she seems tight with the other main actors (who play Petra rafael her mom and grandma) Justin baldoni and yael (Petra) seem like very nice professional people. Justin has made some very empathetic Instagram posts and statements against toxic masculinity. I’ve read about the JTV set and there is actually a creator or adaptor who is a white woman and the actors have talked about what a great environment it was and uplifting of women. Yes Gina has an anti black bias but I don’t think that would come out in a progressive work space where she is NOT the boss and she wants to look like a good person in front of her peers.

      I come from a culturally mixed city but more Asian not black. I did notice that some Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Pakistani) guys use that word (to each other I guess) whereas the white men I’ve been around definitely don’t ever. I’m 37 so it was a while ago I was hanging out with young people, maybe that changed but I think for non black poc there’s a grey area, especially if their parents aren’t educated or at least culturally educated about North America, plus they are influenced by the toxic masculinity of gamer culture and whatever other sub cultures they grow up with in North America. Gina doesn’t really have any excuse like that at this point and coming from Chicago though.

      • Naddie says:

        You just described a nepali friend I have. He says the word without a care and I’m like, hey?

  9. Iknow says:

    And she chose THAT part to highlight and emphasize after showing her disdain for black people. Even though I’ve heard numerous times that it’s great, I have refused to watch that Netflix movie because she’s in it.

    • Maria says:

      I loved Jane the virgin when it first came out and same with Gina. I thought she was a good actress and I love supporting my fellow latinx but ever since her anti black comments I am not a fan. I refused to support her in anything she does because of it especially that Netflix movie (even though I love romcoms).

      • Evil Owl says:

        Jane the Virgin really went downhill for me midway through Season 3. The plot lines got increasingly frivolous. The supporting cast was brilliant but Jane was just so unlikeable and difficult to root for with her self absorption. It’s possible that news of Gina’s offscreen persona made me a little biased against Jane. The only reason I kept watching was because I was too invested in Petra and Xiomara by then. Season 5 was slow torture, my friends and I turned it into a drinking game to endure through it. Take a shot every time:
        – Jane makes her weird sex face as she writes a steamy scene for her novel
        – Alba gives Jane some old timey advice
        – Flashback to young Jane
        – Someone comes back from the dead
        – Jane doesn’t mind her own beeswax
        – Petra has a questionable idea
        – Rogelio takes to Twitter
        – Jane wears another skater dress
        – Matteo has a meltdown
        – Jane overindulges Matteo after said meltdown

      • Tiffany says:

        @ Evil Owl. Wanna take a guess at who got a EP credit at the start of season 3….

      • Erinn says:

        Ugh, agreed with you both. I loved the show, but at some point I just … stopped. My husband would even watch it with me because it was a silly time filler kind of show. But the arc about Jane going back to become a writer or whatever is where I stopped. Petra was hands down my favorite. Yael is a great actress and seems like a great, goofball type of person. I also enjoyed the obnoxiously over the top Rogelio – I had his wake up song set as my alarm for the longest time haha.

        But I find more often than not, I end up disliking the main character of comedy shows, with a few exceptions: Life in Pieces, and Happy Endings were two shows that I loved ALL the characters and their ridiculousness. Kim’s Convenience is an absolute gem as well – it’s shot in Canada, and I know the third season dropped recently on Netflix Canada, not sure about US, but if you haven’t seen it give it a shot.

      • Evil Owl says:

        @Erinn: Jane as a romance novelist was one of the eye rolling plots of the show for me. Everyone else was constantly making sacrifices for her to attain her dream and the actual excerpts from her ‘novels’ were so trite and poorly written that it was laughable. And yay Petra! She truly is the life of the show and the actress who plays her is so camp and such a scene stealer! Surprised that I haven’t seen Yael in anything else. I haven’t watched Life in Pieces or Kim’s Convenience but I found Happy Endings to be the most entertaining show of its kind. The characters are so endearing and quirky without hitting you on the head with the quirkiness (unlike New Girl and several others). I was very disappointed when it was cancelled and still look out for news of it being picked up again.

      • Evil Owl says:

        @Tiffany: lol. I didn’t know that. I guess correlation does equal causation in this particular case.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s what’s even more shocking to me – it’s not like she sang the whole song and that line happened to be in it, she only sang, and posted, THAT LINE. And then laughs because she thought it was funny or cute?
      There is something seriously wrong with her. It’s a shame, I too was happy for her and her show’s success, but nope, been done with her for a while, and this confirmed it.
      Her PR firm did some good work with that 2nd apology, the first one was borderline sarcastic.

    • Nicegirl says:

      @I know, same. Cannot watch that movie 🎥 tho I’m a fan of some of the other actors.

  10. Lala11_7 says:

    She’s from Chicago…

    I’m from Chicago…

    If you’re from Chicago….and you’re Black….

    THIS…doesn’t shock you in the LEAST!

    • Claire says:

      My husband is from Chicago and from what I have seen people are pretty racist out there. He has had to do a lot of growing to get rid of the biases that were normalized there.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        The places SURROUNDING Chicago are VERY racist. As is the CPD.

      • Claire says:

        I see. He grew up in Rockford so maybe that’s part of it.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Claire Rockford is about an hour and a half outside of Chicago. And yes is VERY racist. It’s also listed as number 6 for the most violent places in Illinois. Chicago ranks at number 13.

  11. Aang says:

    Why is it so hard for people to just not say that word?

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Right? I really find it insulting on every front imaginable, and I’m not black. I’ve been a mom since 1990, three boys, and I worked very hard throughout the years to teach the intricacies of social behavior in any and every aspect I could’ve imagined. And then social media happened and my rooted behavior expectations never yielded. And I never cared if their very diversified friendships meant that some in their group used the word describing themselves and in general hangout convos. There is never a time, anywhere in the universe, for whatever reason to use that word. EVER. PERIOD. And I never have heard them say it lol. My three Caspar boys have made me proud on that particular front. The idea of hurting someone’s feelings or insulting a culture would give them panic attacks. All it took was days, weeks, months and years of proper mothering. 😁

      • Mimi says:

        You’re proud because your sons don’t use the n-word (that you know of..)??? What a low bar.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Lmao. That’s certainly reductive. I can’t write one paragraph about things I’m proud of. It would also take quite a long time to go into all the things I’m personally proud of concerning my sons. But because this post was about a word, and crucify away if you must, I typed a bit about that particular word. But you’re a sweetheart for the judgement. Thanks!

  12. bonobochick says:

    Gina already had a rep with some as being anti-Black before this fiasco yesterday. The IG n-word drop was gross and her follow up faux apology was trash. I do not think she has learned anything other than some people are tired of her deliberately obtuse BS.

  13. LadyLaw says:

    I mean her anti-blackness is well established. I think she keeps doing this because she doesn’t feel she needs a black fan base. Good luck staying relevant honey!

  14. Deanne says:

    She’s 35 years old, not 15. There’s no excuse for her behaviour. She just keeps proving that she’s an idiot and cries victim or plays dumb in her faux apologies. If she’s that stupid in public, imagine what she’s like in private.

    • Claire says:

      As for her private life, someone out there is nodding and thinking “I knew the b*tch would eventually show her true colors.” We have all known an inexplicably popular person who is actually a total jerk.

  15. Suzanne says:

    That hideous word needs to die out. I don’t think anyone should use it period.

    • Mina says:

      Unfortunately, most black people and the entire hip hop industry disagree with you.

      As long as rappers keep using it, black/brown/white/whatever people will be roaring along to it.

      • LP says:

        Hey Mina, not sure if you’re black, but if black people want to use the n word, that’s their call! They’re allowed to say it if they want! Decent white people should know better to use it even if black people decide to! Tsk tsk-ing black people over their word choice isn’t helpful! Thanks!

      • Mina says:

        No, I’m not black (or white). Y’all always glowing shock when a non-black person is just singing along to a song and I don’t buy it. As if you think that’s as horrible as someone straight is calling someone the n-word to their face.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Who is “y’all” hun?? As a non-black person you have no say in how the black community chooses to reclaim that word. Stay in your lane.
        And the fact that you are attempting to minimize and justify this tells me you probably sing along to songs and say the word just like Gina.

      • Tiffany says:

        Hey Mina, it cost literally no cents to keep your opinion to yourself.

      • Hotsauceinmybag says:

        Go home and put some clothes on @Mina, you’re showing your a** and it ain’t a good luck hun.

      • GirlMonday says:

        Mina, nothing you are saying is an improvement on silence.

      • Karmak says:

        I’m black . I never use that word. My parents never used that word. Was taught to never say that word. Both my parents grow up in Jim Crow South. I have only heard my uncle and a few cousins use that word in my life time. Both my mother and father have large families. The N word was not used by either side.

        Most black people do not use that word where I’m from. This is why it is offensive to use this word if you are not black.

        I was called this word by a older white man when I was in my mid twenties. I was at work and very busy with a line of costumers. A white man by passed all the people in line to tell me, that had to take his wheelchair bound mother to the restroom. I told him… I would call management to get him some help with his mother. He called me the N word because I didn’t stop what I was doing and take his mother to the bathroom. A few of the costumers in line told him that he was wrong and rude ( all white people).

        I have been called a monkey at work also. That’s another story.

        Yes….. hip hop artist and rappers use this word as part of the culture. And some black Americans use this word to reclaim the meaning and history of it. It is their right to do so.

        My family has history of fighting for civil rights and a military service. My great uncle has 3 purple hearts for fighting for USA
        (His is still living).
        My dad had the flag over his coffin at his funeral for his service. I will never use that word. That word was use to put down the people who fought to be treated with respect.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      How the black community chooses to embrace or not embrace a word is our business.

    • Jadedone says:

      I was in an uber recently and talking to the driver, he was saying he had some younger guys in his car earlier who were using the term (he said they were brown and Asian) and when the uber driver said maybe you shouldn’t use that word they defended themselves saying it just means “bro”. I think these particular kids maybe only recognized this word from hip hop and failed to acknowledge the negative cultural history of the word which is sad. Just to be clear I’m NOT defending Gina and what @Valiantly Varnished said is 100% accurate just wanted to point out that some people really dont seem to get the history around that word anymore.

  16. GogoRoboto says:

    I don’t know but I feel like an apology that begins with “I’m sorry if you were offended” is totally insincere and that the person making it would not have done so if it entirely up to them.

  17. DS9 says:

    I watched the video and the word combined with the actual lyric and her facial expressions?

    Thoughtless my ass.

    Honey, you said what you said

  18. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Muy pendeja and a huge disappointment. I loved her Netflix movie “Someone Special” but now it’s tainted.

    • Kate says:

      I watched it b/c I like Jane the Virgin, but I cringed at her faux-black accent she used throughout the movie. I actually wondered if that is just how she is IRL and this IG video seems to suggest it is.

  19. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Black folks BEEN knew about this chick. No one is surprised. When I saw the IG story all I could think was “Ha! Told y’all.” Racists and anti-black bigots ALWAYS tell on themselves. They can’t help it. This b- has BEEN canceled for black folks. Now everyone else has seen what we’ve been telling all of you.
    And yet there are STILL people who want to defend her. So there you go.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      The irony is that she herself is Black. She just happens to be a Black Latina. Her father is Afro-PR and her mother is mixed race Puerto Rican. She’s on some Stacey Dash, ignorant ish.

      • Tiffany says:

        Yeahhhh…no. She has not nor will she ever identify as black.

      • Hotsauceinmybag says:

        She is not.

      • Jamie says:

        That’s what she claimed the last time she found herself in just this kind of mess. But a lot of Afro-Latinx folks doubted her claim that her father is really Afro-PR. She’s just using this claim as a shield.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Uhhh – no she isn’t. Lol. She claimed that after she has been called out ANOTHER time for her anti-black BS. And even Latinos and Afro-Latinos side eyes her for claiming she was Afro-Latina.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      This video is especially troubling because it is the most recent incident in a long line of incidents. She’s doubling down on her mistakes, and it says so much about her.

  20. Tiffany says:

    Even since she held that 50 shade of lunch bag latina luncheon, I was on to her. Her reply when she was called out on it was no better.

  21. Faithmobile says:

    In my family I’m the white minority, I hear the n word more than I would like: in conversation and music. Am I ever tempted to use the word as casually as my black family members? Hell no! It’s not my word. It doesn’t have to be this difficult to navigate race you just have to shut up and listen.

  22. ReginaGeorge says:

    People need to make up their mind on who they give a pass on this, or here’s an idea: Just shut it down all together.

    Cardi B, who’s daddy is a WHITE Dominican (he looks more European-Italian-Spaniard than anything) can drop that word 100 times during an IG live post and she gets a pass.

    Fat Joe drops the word and he gets a pass. Even has Remy Ma giving her blessings to him like she’s the authority on it.

    I’m not defending Gina here because she could have kept that video to herself, and she should know better, but her dad is AFRO-Puerto Rican and her mom is bi/multiracial PR, so she’d fail the brown paper bag test and easily pass the one-drop-rule.

    Her, Cardi, Joe, Nicki Minaj, etc all children of family hailing from the Caribbean Islands who’s culture, foods, music and ancestry is heavily African influenced. They all have African blood/ancestry to varying degrees. Gina is even darker than Joe and not too far from Cardi. So do bi-racials/Caribbean/West Indian folks get a pass, but not Gina? And she wasn’t even dropping it in conversation the way Cardi does. She was just singing along. Again, not defending it but if you’re gonna condemn it, why give certain people special treatment?

    I know its cuz Gina is not liked cuz she can be a hater lol. Jlo got flack for singing the N word on a song given to her by and written by Ja Rule and Ashanti. But Jim Jones, the Beatnuts and other NYC PR/Latino rappers get a pass though.

    What about Tyga, J Cole? Will Kanye’s kids who grew up in cushy Calabasas get a pass to start using it to sing along to their daddy’s songs, even though they’re not from the ‘hood which is the excuse I hear about giving minorities/biracials a pass? That term is deeply imbedded in the vocabularies of most anybody who grew up listening to hip-hop and living in urban areas like NYC or Chicago. It’s this mentality that has permeated the culture that it’s cute for anyone to say it, even though anyone with a brain should know better.

    • ME says:

      Rappers lil pump and 6ix9ine get away with it. They aren’t African American but from what I can tell the community has given them a pass, which is fair as it’s not up to non-African Americans to decide this.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      @ReginaGeorge you have seen a picture of Gina’s father right?? ‘Afro-Latino’ my ass. That’s coming from someone whose grandmother is a deadass Afro-Latino. Being from PR doesn’t automatically make her Afrolatino or black, but that’s another conversation.

      And your comment about Cardi-B makes no sense because regardless of if her father is a white Dominican, her mother VERY CLEARLY is black, at the very least has some strong melanin.

      More Latinx rappers, especially the white or mestizos should be getting called out, there’s no room for that bullshit in 2019. If you’re not black or Afrolatino you shouldn’t be saying it, periodt.

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        I have. He may not be “dark-skinned” like her doofy behind claimed once but he’s definitely mixed-race. My point is there is this little unwritten rule in some circles that only certain people get a pass for being “Black-adjacent to some degree” (like Fat Joe/Pun/B-Real/69, most NYC rappers) I guess cuz they’re hip-hop which is silly. There are some folk who claim Cardi ain’t “Black enough” for them and shouldn’t be using the word either.

    • Goldie says:

      Ok. First of all, I have to admit that I don’t follow the music industry that closely so perhaps I’m missing something. Perhaps the difference is that people like Nicki, Cardi etc. identify as black? Gina might have African ancestry, but based on her comments, she has made it pretty clear that she does not consider herself to be black. I mean she didn’t even invite any Afro-latinas to her Latina luncheon, and when questioned about it, she claimed that she didn’t know of any, despite the fact that there are several well established afro Latina actresses working in the industry. She certainly doesn’t seem connected to the afro-Latina community, let alone the black American community.

      I’d also point that black people are not a monolith. There may be plenty of black people who are offended by fat joe etc. using the N word, but perhaps, the outrage hasn’t gone viral, because he isn’t constantly taking subtle (or not so subtle) jabs at black folks.

      • Hotsauceinmybag says:

        @Goldie I think you made some really great points!

      • Goldie says:

        @hotsauce thanks!

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        “There may be plenty of black people who are offended by fat joe etc. using the N word, but perhaps, the outrage hasn’t gone viral, because he isn’t constantly taking subtle (or not so subtle) jabs at black folks.”

        Exactly. Joe said because he’s PR and the PR culture has deep African history/influence/roots that that makes him Black. Like Hotsauseinmybag said (which I agree with), that’s not really necessarily true. But he’s cool so he’s been given a pass. Gina, also PR, has been known to be on the bigoted side. So a bigger deal is made when she tries to be down with a culture she seemingly rejects, even if she has just as much, if not more African ancestry that Joe does. And she needs to own that her getting flack is because she’s ignorant and arrogant. Not because she’s sorry she offended some people.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Goldie you hit the nail on the head!

    • DS9 says:

      Look, I don’t use the word. My black mama would have had my behind had I tried it.

      Regardless of who can say it, I know good and damned well that a woman with a history of anti black statements, who clearly doesn’t see black Latinos as Latinos cannot say it and certainly cannot quote the lyric in question without getting dragged.

      That’s really not a difficult stance to understand.

      If black folks have beef with you, don’t say it.

      And Cardi identifies as Afro Latina. Gina didn’t until she did.

    • TrixC says:

      I’m not American so perhaps that’s why I find this difficult to fathom. I mean, I appreciate the argument about African Americans reclaiming the word and if they want to use it that way it’s their prerogative. But realistically, the prevalence of the word in rap music and culture is going to lead idiots like this chick to think it’s ok for them to say it too. In my country people are generally not knowledgeable about American history but rap music is quite popular and I’m not sure people necessarily realise it’s not ok to sing along.

    • FF says:

      Minds have already been made up, though: Gina Rodriguez doesn’t get one.

  23. Clay says:

    I’ve never cared much about her yet there was something deeply unpleasant about her even before her missteps. And now of course she is completely out of touch and It makes it worse that she cries and plays the victim, yet, I’m ok with this apology. I don’t see why we should tell people by the letter how to apologize. It might be not a perfect apology but I’m not seeing what’s wrong whit her apology. Did she have to overact her apology as well?

    • bub244 says:

      The first apology came across as almost sarcastic to me. The second apology is fine but the time delay and the contrast between the two strongly indicates it was written by her team and not her.

    • Kebbie says:

      I assume you’re talking about her original apology. My take was she seemed annoyed that she even had to apologize. Then she emphasized how she’s such a big fan of the Fugees and Lauryn Hill as a way to explain away and de-emphasize her actions. Basically, her words said sorry but she clearly didn’t actually mean it or even understand why it was a problem.

      The second apology was great but probably not sincere since it wasn’t her initial response. It seems more like her publicist wrote it and she posted it.

      • Clay says:

        thanks Kebbie for your kind answer. It adds a point of view I didn’t really think about before. The emphasis/de-emphasis dynamic is sure some passive aggressive way to non-apology and is actually infuriating. I just don’t like when someone says ” I don’t like your apology, let me tell you how it should be…” and proceeds to write/say the exact words that meet a very personal and satisfying apology. Her first apology was not good and people hated it, but didn’t feel like it was PR redacted, like the second one which left people satisfied. So are we asking people to not be themselves and let the PR do the talking when they mess up? Fine.

  24. Adrien says:

    We can forgive Jameela for just discovering GB’s crimes, Keke Palmer for not knowing who Dick Cheney is and recently LeBron for criticising a pro HK democracy protest tweet. Those things are very recent or are not thought universally. Singing Something in Paris still haunts Goopy to this day. Gina has no excuses especially since she has a history of all lives mattering.

  25. Nicegirl says:

    How hard is this? So many words fit- I sing mama, another, amiga, etc. so stupid and I agree, she’s enamored with herself. I tried to get into her work but her behavior is a put off and it sucks, we’re all Tyra Banks rn.

    We were all rooting for you! 🤦‍♀️

  26. Nicegirl says:

    I’m likely overthinking this but like, posting on purpose, seems kinda racist dog whistle ish.

    • Oui oki says:

      I agree with you.
      It would be one thing if someone taped her singing along to that word and she didn’t know.
      But her choosing to share and apparently choosing to sing that word when there were others she didn’t ????!!!!!!!??????!!!!

    • Tiffany says:

      @ Nicegirl. Absolutely. She needs to stay relevant and keep her career going and she knows that she has not support from the black community. So, why not cater to the lowest of the racist low and get their support.

    • Sophia’sSideEye says:

      Oh, I definitely agree, nicegirl. She’s dog-whistling to the Magats with this crap. I will never support this girl.

  27. Annie says:

    I’m Latin and I can’t stand her. All of us who are Latin know someone just like her who is racist and pretends not to know what’s wrong with the stuff she says. She knows what she’s doing. I promise you she doesn’t care. She really needs to get called out every time she messes up because people need to know the kind of person she is and not support her projects. She is anti black, she is racist and she’s obnoxious. We have better Latin representation than her.

    It is one thing to ignorantly mess up one time and then offer a good apology on Instagram and shutting up. Another thing is to have a history of saying questionable racist things over and over, and then be caught saying the N word. Worst part is that she posted it herself. I don’t know if she likes to piss off the black community on purpose or if she’s defying them, but girlfriend needs a reality check. She needs to start losing jobs.

    The Latin community has a real racism problem. But especially and anti black problem. If that’s the stuff she says in public, imagine what she says in private.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      Yes, ita Annie. She’s emblematic of the overall racism in the Latinx community, where anti-black and anti-indigenous attitudes are especially prevalent.

      She’s been very clear in not acknowledging the existence of black and Afro-Latinos. I hope she becomes an example to the many other problematic Latinxs with similar attitudes.

    • Asiyah says:

      Say it loud Annie because that is so true.

  28. Inthenow says:

    I generally don’t gave super strong feelings/emotions about celebs. She is one of few celebs I actually despise. She is vile. I suspect she has a serious personality disorder also, not that it’s an excuse. She is well on her way to being Katherine Heigled….

  29. Lilah casting says:

    She is a dark skin Latina I am sure she has been discriminated too at some point, I don’t get why she has this attitude she is nothing special in talent or beauty she is run of the mill average for a Latina not a Salma Hayek or a Jennifer lopez.

  30. DS9 says:

    I just wanted it noted specifically that Gina Anti-Black Rodriguez rapped the line “N…. give me the heebie jeebies”. Then she pauses, gives face to the camera, and laughs her ass off.

    So this isn’t just about the n word.

    Thank you,

  31. Amy says:

    Maybe if she was, like, 20 years old and didn’t have a long-ass history of saying anti-black shit I would be more willing to see her singing along as a potential learning experience from which she could grow and change for the better. However, this woman is 35 goddamn years old and has been called out so many times that at this point there is no hope for her.

    She is one of those people who thinks she can’t be racist simply because she is a person of color, which is….so not true.

  32. Kari says:

    You know what kills me about her “apology” is her complete disregard and erasure of the Black community. By that I mean she never once specifically addressed the fact that it is the Black community that she is offending opting instead to talk about how she cares about people of color. As a brown Latina I am so tired of the anti-blackness and anti-indigeneity so prevalent in our communities. More black African people that were kidnapped and enslaved were sent to Latin America than anywhere else in the world. So we cannot claim to not understand and practice anti-Blackness. I totally feel like pulling a Tyra because I was really rooting for her in the beginning but I’m good. I can’t support folks that think it’s ok to marginalize others just because they have been marginalized themselves.

    • sunny says:

      @Kari, this is an AMAZING comment. I am balck and used to love Gina- I still think she is talented but she is anti-black, smug, thoughtless, and incapable of reflection. I struggle to watch anything she is in.

    • Asiyah says:

      yup, noticed that too. “people of color” or “community of color” can’t remember. she doesn’t like Black people, and you can tell.

  33. Joanna says:

    I’m white and heard the n word dropped a few times. When I called em on it, their excuse was well, black people use it. That’s no excuse! No excuse for white people using that word. The way I’ve heard it twice is “if so and so is doing this (drugs), I’ll treat him like a ni**er. Another person said she was being treated like a ni**er. Then one had the audacity to tell me he served w black people in the military. he’s got friends that are black. Bullshit. If you really truly did, you wouldn’t say what you just said. Anybody got a good comeback for the “blacks say it” excuse?

    • Kate says:

      Uh, first off if they are saying it with a hard “er” at the end, that’s not something black people say, ever. Second, in both instances they used that word as an insult or disparagement, which is coincidentally exactly how and why racists use that word.

      • Joanna says:

        Yes, I agree. I was just looking for suggestions on how other people have handled that bs in the past.

  34. Ali says:

    “The experience of being a hip-hop fan and not being able to use the word ‘ni**er’ is actually very, very insightful. It will give you just a little peek into the world of what it means to be black. Because to be black is to walk through the world and watch people doing things that you cannot do, that you can’t join in and do. So I think there’s actually a lot to be learned from refraining.” Ta-Nehisi Coates

  35. kerwood says:

    A lot of non-Black people of colour think that if they show that they’re anti Black they’ll be more accepted by White people. It doesn’t usually work but stupid is incurable

    The Black community isn’t going to March on Washington over this woman. Most of us will shrug/laugh and move on. A young Black woman was gunned down in her own home. Gina Rodriguez is LESS than nothing.

  36. Valerie says:

    Yikes. No. She’s staying cancelled for me.