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Actress Apologizes for Comments on Superhero Diversity

Mar 2, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An actress known for blockbuster film roles offered an apology after coming under fire for comments she made about diversity in Hollywood. The New York Daily News reports that Michelle Rodriguez, who broke out in the 2000 movie “Girlfight” and has appeared in “Avatar” and the “Fast & Furious” feature films, posted a video apology on Facebook.

In her Facebook video, Rodriguez says: “I stuck my foot in my mouth once again. I have tendency to speak without a filter, sorry about that.”

Rodriguez got flak over her response to a question about whether she would be starring as the Green Lantern. In a video that was posted Saturday by TMZ, she said: “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I think it’s so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It’s so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own. What’s up with that?”

In her apology video she says the comment was taken out of context.

“What I really meant was that ultimately at the end of the day, there’s a language. And the language that you speak in Hollywood is successful franchise,” Rodriguez says in the Facebook video, adding that there “are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology.”

She adds: “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 Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.”

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  1. well, I couldn’t have said that any better myself! You go girl. BTW, I really like her as an actress, and everything that she’s done.

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