Eva Longoria is under fire and trending for all the wrong reasons this morning.
The actress and ardent Democrat was interviewed by MSNBC about Joe Biden becoming the president-elect of the United States after pulling off a historic win.
With analysts beginning to weigh-in on the data surrounding how he won, the ‘Desperate Housewives’ star was approached for her take.
Suffice to say, her words have sparked controversy.
Find out why below…
Speaking to MSNBC about the impact of women on the election result, Longoria said:
“The Women of color showed up in a big rates. Of course in Georgia, you saw what Black women have done. But Latina women were the real heroines. Beating men in every State and voting for Biden and Harris.”
Eva Longoria to @AriMelber on the impact of Latina women: “That spirit and perseverance that Latinas use in their daily life, the struggle to pay their bills and the struggle to show up to their jobs … that’s the same perseverance and spirit they used to show up to the polls,” pic.twitter.com/BiATbXbaeG
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 9, 2020
Her words sparked a seismic debate.
For, while minorities collectively showed up and showed out in support of the president elect, the sheer volume of the Black vote (particularly in key decisive States such as Georgia) prompted Biden himself to specifically thank the Black community in his victory speech.
As at writing, folk on Twitter have expressed outrage: