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Eva Longoria, America Ferrera Stars receive apology from MTV over racist comment

Eva Longoria and America Ferrera have both received a letter of apology form MTV Australia for a racist tweet that was posted during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 10.

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America Ferrera and Eva Longoria  at Golden Globes 2016 play

America Ferrera and Eva Longoria  at Golden Globes 2016

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Eva Longoria and America Ferrera have both received a letter of apology form MTV Australia for a racist tweet that was posted during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 10.

America Ferrera, Eva Longoria at Golden Globes 2016 play

America Ferrera, Eva Longoria at Golden Globes 2016

(usmagazine)

 

Longoria and Ferrera presented together, and did a pointed bit about how they are confused for other actresses simply because they are Latina. The exchange was partly inspired by the Golden Globes’ own flub, when the award show’s official Twitter account called Ferrera “Gina Rodriguez” when she announced the nominations back in November. But while she and Longoria were now making a sharp commentary on race, MTV Australia decided to make a stereotypical joke.

 

In a since-deleted tweet, the network wrote, “Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what @AmericaFerrera and @EvaLongoria are saying #GoldenGlobes.” The backlash was swift, with many pointing out that MTV’s attempt to be funny was actually just contributing to the problem. Not surprisingly, an apology was then offered.

 

 

Indeed, Gervais had made his own racial joke moments before this, though his quip was targeting Donald Trump. As Gossip Cop reported, the host introduced Longoria and Ferrera by saying they were “two people who your future president Donald Trump can’t wait to deport.”

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