Michelle Rodriguez has always been known as a hot ass mess, but she took things to the next level this week when she was asked by TMZ on Friday if she was going to join The Green Lantern. Her response?
“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Because of this whole ‘minorities in Hollywood’ thing. It’s so stupid. It’s like, you know, stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own.”
Wow. That’s… special. Of course, someone managed to point out what a fuckwad she sounded like, and she decided to issue a lengthy apology via Facebook on Sunday:
If you can’t be bothered to watch the video, here’s what she has to say:
“I stuck my foot in my mouth — once again. I have a tendency to like, you know, speak without a filter. Sorry about that. What I really meant was… there’s a language, and the language that you speak in Hollywood is a successful franchise. I think that there there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white, and can come up with their own mythology.”
“It doesn’t matter what culture you come from. 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 a Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and, you know, that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.”
Yes, Michelle, in a perfect world, Hollywood would be happy to finance films written/directed by and/or starring mostly minorities, but that’s not reality. Not to mention all the white-washing of roles that are actually MEANT to be played by people of colour… but whatever.