Glee actress Naya Rivera got herself into a stinky situation this morning during her co-hosting appearance on The View. The 28-year-old starlet, who has Puerto Rican and African-American ancestry, raised several eyebrows when she shared her theory on the hygiene habits of different ethnic groups.
After moderator Nicolle Wallace shared that she showers three times a day (pre and post-show, and once before bed) the Glee star chimed in.
I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics. I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.
I’m now married to a white man and he showers A LOT, like two or three times a day.”
The audience and other ladies in the panel may have burst into a fit of giggles, but soon after the broadcast, people on social media were outraged (and a bit grossed out) by both the sweeping generalization about “ethnics” and her revelation that she only showers once every three days.
Despite the backlash (including personal jabs like “No wonder Big Sean dumped her”), Rivera seems to be taking it all in stride, playfully tweeting:
When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!
— Naya Rivera (@NayaRivera) January 13, 2015