Eva Longoria responds to the backlash of her remark “Latina girls have been the true heroines”
Eva Longoria speaks out and clarifies her controversial statement.
During a live MSNBC interview on Oct. 8, the Desperate Housewives actress discussed the impact Latina women had on the 2020 US presidential election, most notably on support for President-elect Joe Biden.
“The women of color showed themselves in a great way,” she told host Ari Melber. “Of course you saw what black women did in Georgia, but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in every state in the turnout and voting for Biden-Harris at an average rate of almost three to one.” Her comment immediately caught the eye as it created the impression that Latina women were of the utmost importance than black women voters to the final victory in the Biden-Harris vote.
On November 9, Longoria took to Twitter to apologize and further clarify her statement.
“I am so sorry and sad to hear that my comments on MSNBC can be seen as recognition of black women,” she wrote. “When I said that Latinas were heroines in this election, I simply meant that they were more numerous and more progressive than LATINO MEN.”