Gina Rodriguez apologises for using N-word

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After facing backlash for using the N-word in one of her Instagram videos, “Jane the Virgin” fame actress Gina Rodriguez has apologised to people.

On Tuesday, Gina posted a video of herself getting her hair and makeup done. In the now-deleted video, she uttered the word “niggas”, while rapping along to the song “Ready or not”, reports variety.com.

The video did not go down well with a section of social media users, and they started slamming her.

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez

Now on Wednesday, Gina released an apology statement, saying she has let down the community.

“The word I sang, carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I cannot even imagine. Watching my own video played back at me, has shaken me to my core. I feel so deeply protective and responsible to the community of color but I have let this community down. I have some serious learning and growing to do and I am so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused,” the statement read.

Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS)

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