Michelle Rodriguez Clarifies "Minorities Stealing White Superheros" Comments

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Michelle Rodriguez came under fire on Friday night when she made comments about minorities trying to "steal" white superhero roles.

Michelle Rodriguez was asked if rumors that she would appear in the new Green Lantern film were true.

She was quick to shoot it down.

She said, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Because of this whole 'minorities in Hollywood' thing. It's so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own."

Of course she was also quick to post an obligatory apology.

In her mea culpa video, Michelle Rodriguez says, "I want to clarify about my comment yesterday. I stuck my foot in my mouth once again, and I said that people should stop trying to steal white people's superheroes."

She added, "I guess it got taken out of context because a lot of people got offended, or whatever. But I have a tendency to speak without a filter, so sorry about that."

In a further attempt to clarify, Michelle Rodriguez continued, saying, "What I really meant was, ultimately at the end of the day there's a language, and the language that you speak in Hollywood is successful franchise. And I think that there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology. We all get it from the same reservoir of life… 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.

Michelle Rodriguez wrapped it up by saying, "It's time to stop. Stop trying to take what's already there and fit a culture into it. I think it's time for us to write our own mythology and our own story – every culture. So that's what I meant. And I'm sorry if it came off rude or stupid – that's not what I meant. Cheers."

What do you think about Michelle Rodriguez's apology/explanation?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.

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