Michelle Rodriguez Is Sorry For Saying Minorities Shouldn't Play White Superheroes
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
Michelle Rodriguez is admitting that she stuck her foot in her mouth.
The Fast and Furious actress expressed her opinions on white superheroes and how minorities should not play them, and on Sunday, she made a video for Facebook to explain what she meant.
"I said that people should stop trying to steal white people's superheroes," she says in the video. "I guess it got taken out of context because a lot of people got offended or whatever. I have a tendency to speak without a filter. Sorry about that."
When asked if she would play the Green Lantern, she reportedly told a TMZ paparazzo, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I think it's so stupid…this whole minorities in Hollywood thing, it's so stupid. It's like stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own."
To clarify her point, she says, "What I really meant was, at the end of the day, there's a language and the language that you speak in Hollywood is 'successful franchise.' I think there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology."
She also says that there are not enough writers representing minorities in Hollywood and brings up mythology again.
"I'm just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or a Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology," she states.
She wants every culture to write their own story and makes one last apology at the end of the video that has reached nearly 2 million views, "I'm sorry if it came off rude or stupid. It's not what I meant. So, cheers."
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