Actress and activist Eva Longoria is stepping back comments she made recently on MSNBC after seeming to disregard the efforts made by Black women in the presidential election.
Longoria appeared on the network Sunday to discuss the recent victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
"The women of color showed up in big ways. Of course, 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," she told MSNBC's Ari Melber.
After a wave of criticism Longoria apologized hours later and clarified comments that many felt were "taking credit [away] from Black women."
“When I said that Latinas were heroines in this election, I simply meant that they turned out in greater numbers and voted more progressively than LATINO MEN,” she tweeted.
"My wording was not clear and I deeply regret that, There is such a history in our community of anti-Blackness in our community and I would never want to contribute to that, so let me be very clear: 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," she added.
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