Actress Gina Rodriguez Slammed for Singing ‘N-Word’ in Instagram Video Post

TV actress Gina Rodriguez suffered a backlash after posting a video of herself to Instagram singing a song with lyrics that included the n-word.

The Jane the Virgin star was seen singing the 1996 tune “Ready or Not,” by the Fugees, a song that contains the slur “nigger.”

Rodriguez deleted the video and gave a sort of half-hearted apology that she “didn’t mean to offend anyone.”

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In a second apology shared on Wednesday morning, Rodriguez said, “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.”

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“I have some serious learning and growing to do, and I am so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused,” she said.

But the actress has caused outrage in the past for what some called insensitive comments on racial issues.

Last year, Rodriguez appeared on a Net-a-Porter roundtable with fellow TV stars Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Thompson. During the discussion, Rodriguez complained that black actresses consistently make more money than Hispanic women.

“I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it, right? 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,” she said.

Critics slammed Rodriguez for being racially insensitive.

Twitter, of course, blew up in attacks on the actress.

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