Michelle Rodriguez Defends Her ‘Stop Stealing White People’s Superheroes’ Comment

By Jamilah King Mar 02, 2015

On Friday, actress Michelle Rodriguez broke a lot of people’s hearts when she shot down rumors of a starring role in the "Green Lantern" franchise. In response to a TMZ reporter’s question about diversity in Hollywood, Rodriguez said: "That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard, I think it’s so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It’s so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own. What’s up with that?"

Over the weekend Rodriguez clarified her comments. "I stuck my foot in my mouth once again," she laughed at the camera. "Instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy, or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character of Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology."