Does this mean racist jokes are a Naya Rivera thing?
The Glee actress was a guest cohost on Tuesday’s episode of The View, where she shared a theory that has Twitter users slamming her for being racist: She says daily showers are “a white people thing.”
Rivera made the comment after cohost, Nicolle Wallace, admitted she showers multiple times each day.
“I have a theory about showering, which is I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics,” Rivera joked. “I think that, like, showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.”
She continued, saying about her husband of six months, Ryan Dorsey, “I’m now married to a white man and he showers a lot. Like a lot. Like two, three times a day. I’m like, ‘What are you doing?'”
Fans on Twitter were not amused by Rivera’s joke, or the fact that she referred to non-white people as “ethnics.”
— Jamilah Lemieux🖤 (@JamilahLemieux) January 13, 2015
“Now white people gonna think we don’t shower cuz of Naya Rivera,” wrote one Twitter user. Another tweeted, “Naya rivera really just say white people shower more than ethnic people, girl….don’t speak for us.”
Rivera went on to say that dermatologists recommend that all people shower once or twice every three days, which puts her “right on the mark.” She also said that her own mother, who is black and Puerto Rican, showers every day.
As for Rivera’s response to the backlash? She doesn’t seem too worried about what people think of her joke.
When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!
— Naya Rivera (@NayaRivera) January 13, 2015