Gina Rodriguez has said N-word before, Twitter discovers

In what appears to be an old comedy sketch, Rodriguez calls a Black man the N-word.


Libby Cohen


Posted on Oct 16, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 1:17 am CDT

Another video of Actress Gina Rodriguez saying the N-word surfaced on Twitter Wednesday.

The last 24 hours have been devoted to dragging the Jane the Virgin star. Black Twitter has long-awaited the demise of Rodriguez for her anti-Black track record. Now the receipts are here.

“PROOF THAT GINA SAID THE N-WORD BEFORE I CANT BREATHE,” Twitter user @spideyschelle wrote, along with video evidence.

What looks like a segmented “comedy” scene, Rodriguez yells at a Black man to “take a lap, you heard me I said take a lap [N-word], take a lap.”

The new video surfaced just one day after Rodriguez faced backlash for singing the N-word in an Instagram story. She has since removed the video of her rapping along with Fugees song “Ready or Not” and posted a short apology video, which fans are calling disingenuous.

“I’m 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 uhm, I really am sorry if I offended you,” Rodriguez said.

She then offered up a second apology in statement form. “The word I sang, carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I cannot even imagine,” she wrote. “Whatever consequences I face for my action today, none will be more hurtful than the personal remorse I feel.

Some accused Rodriguez of not making another apology video because she would again come off insincere.

Black Twitter has been waiting for the veil to drop on Rodriguez, as she displayed anti-Black sentiment in the past. In several circumstances, Rodriguez stepped on the Afro-Latinx and Black voice in order to lift the Latinx community. For example, she hosted a Latina Power Lunch with America Ferrera for women in Hollywood where only one Afro-Latina voice was present.

In the comments under the new video, some Twitter users say the clip comes from YouTube channel NorthsideComedy. NorthsideComedy did not respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment by publication time.


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*First Published: Oct 16, 2019, 6:54 pm CDT