After some backlash by her fans for singing along to the 1996 song Ready or Not by The Fugees, recording herself singing it along with saying the N-word and posting it on Instagram, Jane The Virgin star, Gina Rodriguez came back to Instagram only to turn the comments off.
G-Rod was away from Instagram for weeks after sharing the controversy video of herself singing the song and saying the N-word. Of course, she only left the popular social media site after many Insta-apologies once her fans or her critics started criticizing her for saying the hurtful and ugly word. Yes, her Insta went dark for a little while until now. But only for her to return to turn comments off.
On Thursday, the television star returned to Instagram to post a picture of her and her husband, Joe Lociero during a nature walk they were enjoying together somewhere in Oregon. Rodriguez posted the picture of the happy couple while all smiles, even after such a controversy that happened from her own hurtful actions of using the ugly and mean word. She was most likely all smiles because of the fact that she had made sure to turn off all comments on her account before posting the picture. This way, she didn’t have to deal with the backlash from her fans, or umm, critics.
Although she had turned off all comments, she made sure to leave her fans, are they still her fans after this, a message with the words, “Love from Oregon”
Although she apologized for saying the hurtful word that should never be spoken, to begin with, sadly this isn’t the first time the actress has received much criticism for her controversial comments, In fact, she also made race-related comments about Latinas being paid the owest living wage.
She claimed, “Where white women get paid more than black women, black women get paid more than Asian women, Asian women get paid more than Latina women, and it’s like a very scary space to step into.”
Once she received so much backlash for her first comment about Latina women making the lowest living wage, she redacted it, saying.
“I never said, actresses. I wasn’t speaking about my industry. I always find it difficult to talk about equal pay as a woman who makes a substantial amount of money. As somebody who came from poverty to now the amount of money I get paid, it doesn’t feel right that I’m the one talking about it because I’m so damn grateful… What I was saying, was that when we talk about equal pay, we have to talk about intersectionality because we all must rise. And so the backlash was devastating, to say the least, because the black community was the only community I looked towards growing up. We didn’t have many Latino shows and the black community made me feel like I was seen, so to get anti-black is to say I’m anti-family.”