Gina Rodriguez Posted A Video Of Herself Rapping The N-Word, Which Was Received About As Well As You Can Imagine

October 15, 2019 / Posted by:

Jane the Virgin was never at risk of getting cancelled, but it looks like the same can’t be said Gina Rodriguez. Gina Rodriguez has gotten the kind of attention today that has no doubt made her publicist want to fake a cough loud enough so everyone in the office can hear, and call in “sick” for the rest of the week. And even if that cough is just them saying the words, “Cough cough,” I think everyone would understand.

So, today, Gina posted an Instagram Story of herself singing along to The Fugees’ “Ready or Not” while getting her hair and makeup done. She could have picked any couple of bars to sing along with. I can’t say what I would pick, because I’m both white and a dork to the core – so I’d be way out of my league singing along to anything but the “Ready or Nottheme song. But I do know that I, not a black person, would choose pretty much anything but the n-word. Gina, also not a black person, did the opposite, and posted herself singing this:

Entertainment Tonight says that it didn’t take long before the clip started picking up steam on Twitter, after it was deleted on Instagram. Lots of people were more than happy to point out the obvious to Gina:

There are also two ways Gina could have responded to the situation. One would be to ignore the criticism from the black community, but she’s done that before, and it hasn’t exactly worked out for her (more on that in a second). The other would be to issue an apology, which is what she did. ET says that Gina released an apology via her Instagram Stories, saying:

“Hey, what’s up everybody – I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to The Fugees, to a song I love, that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill and I really am sorry if I offended you.”

Twitter has feelings on that too.

If Gina’s past behavior shall dictate future behavior, then Gina better ask her makeup artist to grab the waterproof mascara. Because I sense another apology on the horizon, and we know how that goes. Earlier this year, Gina responded to the criticism that she’s “anti-black,” due to the many times she came off as…well, anti-black. And said response came with a lot of emotional tears.

So maybe Gina’s publicist will encourage her to release another apology, apologizing for saying something she shouldn’t have. And not the words, “I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” even though she should know that those are also words we don’t use in 2019 either.


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