Eiza Gonzalez is 'deeply sorry and ashamed' for wearing blackface on 2007 telenovela

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Eiza Gonzalez is 'deeply sorry and ashamed' for wearing blackface on 2007 telenovela

Eiza Gonzalez is 'deeply sorry and ashamed' for wearing blackface on 2007 telenovela... but says she was 'pressured against her will'

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Eiza Gonzalez is ‘deeply sorry and ashamed’ for wearing blackface on 2007 telenovela… but says she was ‘pressured against her will’ to do it

Eiza Gonzalez says she is ‘deeply sorry and ashamed’ after images of her wearing blackface recently resurfaced on the internet.

The Mexican actress, 30, apologized for her role on the telenovela Lola, Érase Una Vez in a statement to Page Six. 

Eiza defended herself, explaining how she was ‘pressured’ into the racist costumer choice while a ’15-year-old child actor’ with no professional leverage.

Apologies: Eiza Gonzalez is 'deeply sorry and ashamed' after images of her wearing blackface recently resurfaced. She's seen March 10 2020 above

Apologies: Eiza Gonzalez is ‘deeply sorry and ashamed’ after images of her wearing blackface recently resurfaced. She’s seen March 10 2020 above

No excuse: The actress, now 30, darkened herself while a 15-year-old actress working on her very first acting job for the telenovela Lola, Érase Una Vez

No excuse: The actress, now 30, darkened herself while a 15-year-old actress working on her very first acting job for the telenovela Lola, Érase Una Vez

‘I am deeply sorry and ashamed about having worn blackface makeup shown in the images circulating,’ she told Page Six. 

‘As a 15-year-old child actor on my first job in a Mexican telenovela, I was pressured against my will, and with no negotiating power, I could not advocate for myself in the situation.’

‘I wish I had the voice and knowledge then that I have now,’ she went on.

'Pressured': Eiza defended herself, explaining how she was 'pressured' into the racist costumer choice while a '15-year-old child actor' with no professional leverage

‘Pressured’: Eiza defended herself, explaining how she was ‘pressured’ into the racist costumer choice while a ’15-year-old child actor’ with no professional leverage

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