Actress Gina Rodriguez’ n-word video scandal caused people on social media to mistakenly attack Honey Boo Boo’s manager, Gina Rodriguez.
Earlier this week, the former “Jane The Virgin” actress posted a video of her rapping along to the Fugees song “Ready or Not”.
In the video, she raps the lyrics, “Voodoo; I can do what you do, easy / Believe me, fronting n—-s give me heebie-jeebies.” The actress immediately got backlash on social media for her using the n-word.
The actress quickly deleted the video and apologized to fans, “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.”
The apology didn’t stop people from trashing the actress on social media. However, some directed their anger at the wrong Gina Rodriguez on social media.
Gina Rodriguez, Honey Boo Boo’s manager and co-star of WE tv’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot”, was attacked by social media users.
One wrote, “A woman your age should have known not to sing the N word tbh.”
Another said “you stay on the Black folks’ bad side. Lesson not learned I see. #AbolishTheNWord.”
The reality star was mentioned in tweets from people shaming the actress. People sent her videos titled, “Gina Rodriguez BI-CH HERE YOU GO YOUR WELCOME.”
One fan did try to clear the confusion writing, “ppl keep coming for the wrong Gina Rodriguez and I’m cryinggg. @MzGinaRodriguez isn’t the one who pulled the “I’m sorry if I offended you” on top of a well-documented history of anti-Blackness. She just wanted us to check out on #TikTok what juice is best for a flat belly.”
Actress Gina Rodriguez would later issued a longer apology writing, “In song or in real life, the words that I spoke, should not have been spoken. I grew up loving the Fugees and Lauryn Hill. I thoughtlessly sang along to the lyrics of a favorite song, and even worse, I posted it,”
She continued, “The word I sang, carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I cannot even imagine. Whatever consequences I face for my actions today, none will be more hurtful than the personal remorse I feel,” she continued. “Watching my own video playing back at me, has shaken me to my core. It is humiliating that this has to be a public lesson but it is indeed a much deserved lesson. I feel so deeply protective and responsible to the community of color but I have let this community down.
She added, “I have some serious learning and growing to do and I am so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused.”