“Riverdale” actress Vanessa Morgan is slamming the present’s writers for making black characters “sidekicks” amid the Black Lives Matter motion sweeping the nation.
“Drained of how black individuals are portrayed in Media, drained of us being portrayed as thugs, harmful or offended scary folks,” she tweeted on Monday. “Drained of us additionally getting used as sidekick non dimensional characters to our white leads. Or solely used within the adverts for variety however not truly within the present. It begins with the media. I’m not being quiet anymore.”
The subsequent day when a Twitter consumer identified that her character, Toni Topaz, can also be the one LGBTQ member, 28-year-old Morgan responded, “Lmao too dangerous I’m the one black collection common but additionally paid the least 😂👏🏽 lady i may go on for days 🐸.”
Morgan additionally stated that she feels her message can lastly be heard now that the general public is definitely being attentive to points on racism.
“Lastly really feel like I can converse up for myself and my fellow brothers and sisters & be heard,” she stated. “Normally everyone seems to be pretend listening. I actually hope a change is coming.”
Morgan additionally talked about that she doesn’t blame her “Riverdale” co-stars.
“My position on Riverdale has nothing to do with my fellow castmates/buddies,” she stated. “They don’t write the present. So no have to assault them, they don’t name the pictures & I do know they’ve my again.”
The CW didn’t instantly reply to our request for remark.