Glee actress, Naya Rivera, 28, appeared as a guest co-host on The View yesterday and decided to make a very dumb comment that dealt with race and hygiene.
Rivera, who is half Black, half Puerto Rican — secretly married Ryan Dorsey last year — dished to the audience that her husband showers three times more than she does.
After moderator Nicolle Wallace defended the fact that she showers three times a day (pre- and post-show, plus once before bed), the Fox beauty chimed in with a headline-making hypothesis.
“I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnic,” Rivera said as Wallace couldn’t help but burst out into a fit of giggles. ” I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.”
After her Rivera made her comments, The View’s Rosie O’Donnell asked one of the shocked African-American women in the audience, who informed everyone know that she was a “frequent showerer.”
“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.” And he showers a lot, like two, three times a day. “I’m like, ‘What are you doing?'” she added with a laugh, mocking her hubby’s frequent habit.
Did Naya Rivera just say white people shower more than ethnic people? Girl good the fuck night! Let me turn this shit off.
— Kevin Michael (@TheSkorpion) January 13, 2015
I'ma tell you now, Naya Rivera is incorrect. She is wrong. Ethnic folk do not shower less than White people.
— Tina Turnt-Her (@_Veise) January 13, 2015
I'm still not over Naya Rivera's renk batty self saying that "ethnic" people don't shower daily because SHE showers every 3 days, girl what?
— JenBradyHathReturned (@LovesModChic) January 13, 2015
Naya responded on Twitter to the controversy:
When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!