“I am not being quiet anymore.”
Riverdale actor Vanessa Morgan responded to a Tweet claiming her co-star Ashleigh Murray was written off the present for being a “diva.”
The tweet, which has now been deleted, alleged that Ashleigh and the Pussycats band had been written off Riverdale as a result of Murray, “is a recognized diva and did not need to share the display with different proficient girls.”
Vanessa promptly responded and known as out the consumer for his or her claims about Ashleigh and for perpetuating the concept black girls are “divas” for sticking up for themselves:
“Perhaps the present ought to write for her just like the white characters,” Vanessa added.
Vanessa made an extra assertion expressing her frustrations about the way in which black individuals are portrayed within the media, and the way black characters are sometimes diminished to sidekick characters to white leads.
Vanessa’s Riverdale character, Toni Topaz, has had remarkably much less display time than different characters. Regardless of having been promoted to a sequence common, viewers nonetheless know little or no about Toni’s backstory, or a lot of something about her life outdoors of her relationship along with her girlfriend Cheryl.
Ashleigh, whose character Josie now stars on Riverdale’s spin-off Katy Keene, retweeted Vanessa’s assertion. Ashleigh additionally responded to the consumer who known as her a diva and mentioned that if it had been as much as her, the Pussycats would have their very own present.
Each Vanessa and Ashleigh have been energetic in sharing Black Lives Matter sources, condemning racism, and urging folks to not restrict their activism to on-line.
“I say this with love: Posts and tweets are appreciated, however aren’t full solidarity,” Ashleigh mentioned. “We exist in actual life collectively. When you’re posting, however not texting or calling your black buddies/coworkers/household, actually committing an allyship, you are solely doing a fraction of the work.”
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