‘Desperate Housewives’ alum Eva Longoria clarified her controversial words she spread during an interview with MSNBC, regarding the role of Latin women in President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
On November 8, Longoria appeared on MSNBC said that all the women of color played a huge part in Biden’s win, however, Latina women made more. In her own words:
“You saw in Georgia what Black women have done but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state and voting Biden-Harris at an average rate of close to 3 to 1. And that wasn’t surprising to us.
After her remarks, marked as downplaying of the role of Black women, Longoria took to Instagram and apologized to all the Black women who had offended because of her statement. She wrote that she watched the interview again and again, and could see her words sounds like a comparison between Latinas and Black women. The TV personality continued:
“I was comparing Latinas to their male counterparts, but my wording was not clear and I deeply regret that…“
The vocal supporter of Joe Biden then praised the achievements of Black women in the elections. She said that all the women of color have long been the “backbone of the Democratic Party;” according to the actor, black women deserve acclaim for the work they have done throughout the years.
The co-founder of She Se Puede along with America Ferrari, wrote 90% of Black females supported Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on November 3, with Latinas, Afro Latina, and other women of color. She highlighted that victory is a product of all the women’s collective voice and power. Concluded her message as follows:
“Together we are unstoppable! Again, so sorry for the confusion and lack of context on my part!”
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Watching this back I can see that this sounds like I’m comparing Latinas to Black women, which I would never do. I was comparing Latinas to their male counterparts, but my wording was not clear and I deeply regret that… Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, something we have seen played out in this election as well as previous ones. Black women deserve a standing ovation for the work they have done year after year!! Over 90% of black women showed up for Biden. Finally, Black women shouldn’t have to do it alone. Latinas, many who identify as Afro Latina, and other women of color are standing with them so we can grow our collective voice and power. Together we are unstoppable! Again, so sorry for the confusion and lack of context on my part!