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Rita Moreno Apologizes for Dismissing Criticism of ‘In the Heights’ Colorism

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Rita Moreno Apologizes for Dismissing
Criticism of ‘In the Heights’ Colorism.
On Wednesday, Rita Moreno backtracked and issued an
apology about her previous ‘In the Heights’ comments. .
In a statement to ‘The Hollywood Reporter,’
Moreno said she was “disappointed” with herself
for being “dismissive of Black lives.”.
I’m incredibly disappointed with myself.
While making a statement in defense of
Lin-Manuel Miranda on the 'Colbert Show' last
night, I was clearly dismissive of Black lives
that matter in our Latin community, Rita Moreno, via statement.
She went on to say that she forgot how
“celebration for some is lament for others.”.
In addition to applauding Lin for his
wonderful movie version of 'In the Heights,'
let me add my appreciation for his sensitivity
and resolve to be more inclusive of the
Afro-Latino community going forward. See,
you CAN teach this old dog new tricks, Rita Moreno, via statement.
The 89-year-old’s original comments occurred during
Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’.
When asked about the criticism the film was receiving
over a lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation,
Moreno asked why people couldn’t just “leave it alone.” .
We are all colors in Puerto Rico. And this
is how it is, and it would be so nice if
they hadn't come up with that and just left
it alone, just for now. I mean, they're really
attacking the wrong person, Rita Moreno, on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

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