“That is being black in Hollywood.”
Riverdale actor Vanessa Morgan introduced on Twitter on Wednesday that she would now not be accepting roles that do not correctly characterize black folks.
Earlier this week, Vanessa and former Riverdale co-star Ashleigh Murray expressed their frustration with black characters being sidelined for white leads.
Vanessa stated she is uninterested in black folks getting used as “sidekick non-dimensional characters” to white leads or getting used just for exhibits to look various.
Vanessa’s character, Toni Topaz, has had considerably much less display screen time than different common Riverdale characters and little or no storylines outdoors of her relationship together with her girlfriend Cheryl.
Vanessa additionally stated that she is the bottom paid common on Riverdale.
“To my black followers, I’ve now made it my function to battle for us,” Vanessa stated. “To the six-year-old me who had no position mannequin that appeared like me on TV. That is for you. We aren’t your token black non-dimensional characters. That is being black in Hollywood. I’ll battle for YOU.”
Vanessa stated she seems like she will lastly converse up and be heard, and that she hopes actual change is coming.
“Often everyone seems to be pretend listening,” Vanessa stated. “I actually hope a change is coming.”
Ashleigh Murray, who now stars on Riverdale’s spin-off Katy Keene, additionally stated she hopes we will implement “actual change” relating to the way in which black actors are handled in Hollywood.
“We aren’t asking for particular remedy,” Ashleigh stated. “We’re asking for equal remedy.”
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