After facing backlash online, Rodriguez removed the video and issued an apology stating, "I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I'm sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to the Fugees, to a song I love that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill and I really yam sorry if I offended you."
See the offending video and the subsequent apology below.
I stopped watching Jane the Virgin because Gina Rodriquez is very anti black, the fact that she said the n word and had the balls to post it on her story.. the things she said abt the black community hurts enough and this hurts even more pic.twitter.com/HyoL5DDfz3— hex girl 🍒 (@myoreads) October 15, 2019
Gina Rodriguez wins the award for the most half assed apology of 2019 pic.twitter.com/9DaHmJm1Q0— Patrick (@StLeprechaunPat) October 15, 2019
Twitter has responded to her apology, with some users implying that the Jane the Virgin actor doesn't seem sincere.
Gina Rodriguez making her apology video like: pic.twitter.com/QPmMHn3bNL— big debt energy (@laurenges) October 15, 2019
That apology Gina Rodriguez said was so half assed. Sis knew what she did was 100% wrong as hell. Just because you lived in the hood you so call say don't mean you get a pass for saying nigga, nigger, niggett, nick gerr or any type of nig. Bitch is in her 30's and she kno betta.— MADDUMB (@AREYOUUUUDUMB) October 15, 2019
"I'm sorry IF I offended anyone".— TONI TONE (@t0nit0ne) October 15, 2019
"By singing along to the Fugees".
This is an example of someone being deliberately obtuse. Gina Rodriguez KNOWS she offended people, not for singing a song but for saying the N-word. If the apology is going to be insincere, just keep quiet. https://t.co/tCjVenvcTs