Eva Longoria is clearing the air.
The actress was recently slammed for her comments about Latina women being the real heroines of the 2020 presidential election (as we reported here). Now the ‘Desperate Housewives’ star is attempting to clarify those comments.
Her words below:
‘I’m so sorry and sad to hear that my comments on MSNBC could be perceived as making credit from Black women. When I said that Latinas were the heroines of this election, I simply meant that they turned out in greater numbers and votes more progressively than LATINO MEN.”
“My wording was not clear and I deeply regret that. There is such a history in our community of anti-Blackness in our community and I would never want to contribute to that.”
Please read 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/KO80U2yarD
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) November 9, 2020
Despite her apology, there has been a mixed reaction to her words on Twitter:
🙌🏾 thanks for coming back out and elaborating on your words. We’ve just gone through 4 years of hell and I think some have forgotten what it means to just accept an apology.
— DaJuan Johnson (@dajuanjohnson) November 9, 2020
This sounds like you’re not sorry for what you said, you’re sorry for how it was received. Gaslighting black women for not subscribing to your tired point isn’t an apology, that’s saving face, ma’am. pic.twitter.com/IQnbEOWWWI
— PIERRE KING 🛸 (@legallypierre) November 9, 2020
We need new Latina activists… Is this all we got??? Seriously… 🤦🏻😒
— Alicia (@alicia08_87) November 9, 2020
As a Hispanic,lifelong democratic woman it gave me great joy to hear your interview. You are right👍Latin women represented & contributed significantly in this election. That statement certainly takes nothing away from any other part of society or the electorate. You did good,Eva
— Pullfoxslicense🇺🇸 (@pullfoxslicense) November 9, 2020
With that, what are…