Naya Rivera doesn’t shower regularly and says that it’s basically a “white people thing.”
The Glee actress appeared on The View where she spoke openly about her hygiene habits and likely grossed out everyone in attendance.
Rivera shared her opinion on showering with Rosie O’Donnell and Nicole Wallace, along with the other ladies at the table. She revealed to the audience, “I have to say I have a theory about showing, [which] is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics. I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.”
Are Naya Rivera’s shower comments racist?
One of her co-stars said, “I would like to dispute that” while O’Donnell pointed out an audience member. She said, “Look, there is an African American woman right there in a yellow shirt that is about to have a heart attack.”
She continued, “My mom is half black, half Puerto Rican. She showers every day, so I can say this. But I’m now married to a white man [Ryan Dorsey], and he showers a lot. Like, a lot – two, three times a day. I’m like, ‘What are you doing?'”
Rivera added, “A study says….a dermatologist says you are only supposed to shower once or twice every three days, so I’m right on the mark.”
Naya Rivera’s shower comments have caused outrage on social media with fans taking to the social networking website to say that “white people will think that none of us shower daily”. Others have also criticized the actress for her apparently racist statement.
Rivera has already addressed the shower controversy on Twitter by taking a hit at her detractors. She tweeted, “When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!”
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