Less salary because of their skin color?
“Riverdale” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (44) apologized to actress Vanessa Morgan (28) after her indirect criticism of the series and praised the improvement. The 44-year-old wrote on Instagram : “We understood Vanessa. We love Vanessa. She is right. We are sorry and we promise you what we promised you. We will better appreciate her and the character she plays, ”said Aguirre-Sacasa.
This applies not only to Morgan, but to all “black actors and characters” in the popular series that is available here at Netflix. A change has been initiated that will continue to take place in the future: “’Riverdale’ will get bigger, not smaller. ‘Riverdale’ will be part of the movement, not outside. ”All“ Riverdale ”authors would also have donated to“ Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles ”. But you also know where your own work has to happen: “With us in our author’s room,” Aguirre-Sacasa concluded.
Last week Vanessa Morgan, who appears in the series Toni Topaz, announced via Twitter that she wanted to “no longer remain silent” and indirectly criticized the series makers. They are fed up with being “used as dimensionless sidekicks for our white main characters”. However, the actress did not mention the name “Riverdale”. In another tweet, she writes that she is now the only black series member with a recurring role, but gets “least paid” for her work.
The 28-year-old’s criticism was not only directed at the makers of the series. In general, she could not accept “how black people are portrayed in the media”. In their eyes, they would always get the stamp of “thugs, dangerous, angry or scary people”.