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Michelle Rodriguez Is Sorry For Telling Minorities To Stop Stealing White People’s Superhero Roles

The actress said she "stuck her foot in her mouth once again."

Posted on March 1, 2015, at 11:46 a.m. ET

Michelle Rodriguez has apologized for saying it was "stupid" that minorities "keep stealing all the white people's superheroes."

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

The actress made the comments after she was asked by TMZ about rumors she was being considered to play the Green Lantern.

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Yeah, I think is so stupid for like ... because of this whole like minorities in Hollywood thing….But it's so stupid. Like, stop stealing, you know, all the white people's superheroes. Like, make up your own. Know what I'm saying, like what's up with that?

Fred Prouser / Reuters

Her comments drew outrage on social media.

Minorities should have less superhero roles but your last name is Rodriguez & your mother is from the Dominican Republic @MRodOfficial

Its unfortunate that u as a minority have the same purist mindset that has stifled the careers of many actors that look like u @MRodOfficial

Guessing @MRodOfficial wasn't knowing Green Lanterns been coming in diff colors. And species. Lawd.

Rodriguez then posted a video to Facebook, saying she "stuck her foot in her mouth once again."

She said she was sorry if people were offended by her comments, and that she thinks they were taken out of context.

The point she was trying to make, she said, was that she thinks there are "cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology."

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 Latin character I think that people should stop being lazy, and you know, that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.

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