Michelle Rodriguez Clarifies Criticisms on White Superhero Recasting
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The 'Machete Kills' actress says her statement in which she called casting non-white actors in white superhero roles 'stupid' is taken out of context.

AceShowbiz - %cMichelle Rodriguez% has responded to controversy surrounding her criticisms against Hollywood for recasting white superhero roles with minority actors. "I stuck my foot in my mouth once again," she said in a Facebook video. "I guess it got taken out of context, because a lot of people got offended or whatever."

The actress previously said when asked about rumor that she was considered to play the new Green Lantern, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I think it's so stupid because of this whole 'minorities in Hollywood' thing." She added, "Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own. What's up with that?"

"What I really meant to say was, there's a language," Rodriguez clarified in her FB post. "The language that you speak in Hollywood is 'successful franchise.' And I think there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology."

"It doesn't matter what culture you come from. I'm just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or a Latin character, I think that people should stop being lazy and people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology."

"The different cultures from around the world that are in Hollywood - Latin, black, Asian, so on and so forth, considered minorities because there aren't a lot of writers representing them - they should start focusing on making that a serious priority," she went on.

The "Fast and Furious" star continued, "It's not about taking Catwoman, or Superman, or Green Lantern or whatever these characters are, and trying to make them fit to whatever cultural background you are. I just feel like it should be more creative than that."

"I think it's time to stop trying to take what's already there and trying to fit a culture into it. I think it's time to write our own mythology and our own story, every culture. That's what I meant, so I'm sorry if it came off rude or stupid."

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