So what is Michelle Rodriguez apologizing for this time? Oh, just a little rant to TMZ outside a restaurant about the trend of updating comic book superhero characters with non-white actors. "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard," Rodriguez said to a question about whether she would be playing the Green Lantern. "Because of this whole, like, 'minorities in Hollywood' thing, it's so stupid. Like, stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Like, make up your own. You know what I'm saying?"
Apparently not enough people did actually know what she was saying, because Rodriguez quickly took to Facebook with a video apologizing for her comments and adding a bit of clarity to the idea she was, like, trying to get across. "I guess it got taken out of context because a lot of people got offended or whatever," she says in the iPhone video shot while snug in her bed, a cat curled up beside her. "Ultimately at the end of the day there's a language, and the language that you speak in Hollywood is successful franchises. I think there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that could come up with their own mythology." She also says something about the Fountain of Life and calls turning white characters black "lazy."
So … we're all good now?
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