“I really am sorry if I offended you,” Rodriguez said in a video apology.
A video of Gina Rodriguez saying the n-word while reciting lyrics to a song was removed from the actor’s Instagram story on Tuesday, followed shortly thereafter with an apology from the “Jane the Virgin” star.
The video shows Rodriguez, who has been accused of being anti-black int hep past, singing along to “Ready or Not” by the Fugees as she has her hair and makeup done.
MY JAW IS ON THE FLOOR pic.twitter.com/jYIYOwTbbm— sandman (@ceciIiaparikh) October 15, 2019
Representatives for Rodriguez did not immediately respond to any requests for comment, even though the video stayed up on Rodriguez’s Instagram for more than three hours.
“I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry,” Rodriguez said later on her Instagram story. “I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to the Fugees, to a song I love, I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill, and I really am sorry if I offended you.”