Eva Longoria has apologized for using the words that she did in her highly controversial MSNBC interview. The actress took to her social media to clarify her comments on the network.
The activist made some statements which depicted the downplaying of Black women in helping Joe Biden win the presidential election. She made an appearance in the well-renowned network, MSNBC, and was asked a question by the host, Ari Melber.
Eva was questioned about the impact Latina women had on the presidential race. She responded by saying that women of color showed up in big ways. The actress further added, “Of course, you saw in Georgia what Black women have done but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state and voting for Biden-Harris at an average rate of 3:1.”
However, Twitter was not happy with this as they took to the medium to call out the actress. They said Eva’s comment of “real heroines” deemed as downplaying Black women. The impact of the Black community in itself was nationally wide in the elections, according to reports.
The actress was also accused of erasing the importance of Afro-Latinas. Although she received a lot of backlashes, she took to her social media to clarify certain things. The actress apologized for the misunderstanding as she expressed how sad it was to hear that her comments were perceived as taking credit from Black women.
Eva further explained, “When I said that Latinas were heroines in this election, I simply meant that they turned out in greater numbers and voted more progressively than LATINO MEN.” However, the activist further apologized for her wording which was not clear.
“Nothing But Love And Support For Black Women Everywhere!”
She wrote, “There is such a history in our community of anti-Blackness in our community, and I would never want to contribute to that, so let me be very clear: Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, something we have seen played out in this election as well as previous ones. Finally, Black women don’t have to do it alone any longer.”
Eva also added that Latinas who also identify as Afro-Latina, indigenous women, AAPI women, and other women of color are standing with them to grow their collective voice and power. The actress wrote how together, we are unstoppable. She added, “Nothing but love and support for Black women everywhere! You deserve a standing ovation!!!!”
Although she faced a lot of backlash, her friend, who has also closely worked with her, Kerry Washington took to Twitter to express her views. She tweeted her support and wrote that she knows Eva like a sister. The actress added, “We have been in many trenches together. She is a fighter for all women. Read below. This is what she meant. This is how she truly feels.”