Michelle Rodriquez says minorities should stop stealing white superhero roles

3811314_640pxFast 7 star Michelle Rodriquez has recently stirred up some controversy. The actress told TMZ a bold statement that minorities should not be taken the roles of white superheroes.

Apparently, there is an unknown rumor going around that she is in the running for the role as Jessica Cruz in the DC Cinematic Universe. Jessica Cruz is one of the few female Green Lanterns opposite Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart. According to Michelle that is not the cast.

“That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I think it is so stupid with this whole minorities in Hollywood thing, but it is so stupid. It’s like stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own.”

Naturally it didn’t take long before her comments received a huge backlash. The following day she posted an apology video on her official Facebook and clarified what she actually meant by her comments.

“What I really meant was that ultimately at the end of the day there’s a language, and the language you speak in Hollywood is successful franchise. I think there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology.

I’m just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy. Or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character, or Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.

It’s time to stop trying to take what’s already there and fit a culture into it. I think it is time to write our own mythology and our own story. Every culture.”

This seems to be a pretty hot topic as of late with Michael B. Jordan recently as the Human Torch, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and the recent rumors that Sony and Marvel may be looking to cast a non-white Spider-Man.

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Source: TMZ

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