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Vanessa Morgan Speaks About Being 'Used As A Sidekick' To Riverdale's White Leads

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

09:24 3 Jun 2020


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Vanessa Morgan speaks out

Vanessa Morgan has spoken out about being, 'used as a sidekick,' to Riverdale's white leads.

She plays Cheryl Blossom's girlfriend Toni Topaz in the hit CW show.

Taking to Twitter, Vanessa shared a lengthy statement captioned, 'I'm not being quiet anymore.'

She wrote, 'Tired of how black people are being portrayed in media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people.'

'Tired of us also being used as sidekick non dimensional characters to our white leads.'

 

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My heart feels heavy today 💔 #blacklivesmatter✊🏾

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The 28-year-old added, 'Or only only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show.'

'It starts with the media. I'm not being quiet anymore.'

In a later tweet, Vanessa insisted, 'My role on Riverdale has nothing to do with my fellow castmates/friends.'

'They don’t write the show. So no need to attack them, they don’t call the shots & I know they have my back.'

Betty actress Lili Reinhart responded, 'We love you, V. And support you 10000%.'

#BlackLivesMatter

Vanessa has been very vocal on social media following the death of George Floyd.

Mr. Floyd died on 25th May after Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes.

He was repeatedly heard by bystanders telling officers he couldn't breathe.

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George Floyd's death sparked protests across America which quickly spread worldwide.

Vanessa's been using her online platform to speak out about the racism in America right now.

She tweeted, 'I’m TIRED!!!!! And I feel helpless!! I’m scared to live in America.'

 

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Taking this time to slow down. Happiness is all about perspective. Be present✨🏕

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Vanessa continued, 'George Floyd could of been my dad or brother, or myself. Have some people not evolved!?!?!?!?'

'How are we still being RACIST in 2020!!!!! How are we still judging based on SKIN!?'

To learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and how you can support and educate yourself, click here.


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