Naya Rivera says showering every day is something only for caucasian people do, and it was that comment when she decided to share her beliefs on ethnicity during an appearance on The View that stirred some controversy.
“I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics,” she said. She made the statement after white presenter Nicolle Wallace revealed the bafflingly mundane fact that she sometimes showers “three times a day.” That’s when she said “I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.” This didn’t sit well with a lot of people.
You could’ve heard a pin drop after Naya Rivera made the showering comment. That’s in our minds, as words arranged into thoughts that may or may not be true but probably shouldn’t be shared out loud. It’s a statement that won silence over as the show stalled for a few seconds.
Naya Rivera’s showering comment turned the discussion into a racists topics. Co-host Rosie O’Donnell attempted to diffuse the comments by highlighting a jaw-dropped black member of audience, who slowly nodded when asked if she showered frequently. I
“My mom is half black, half Puerto Rican. She showers every day so I can say this,” Rivera continued. “But I’m now married to a white man. And he showers a lot, like two, three times a day,” she said of recent spouse Ryan Dorsey.
Then came the science part. “So the study says, a dermatologist says you are only supposed to shower once or twice every three days, so I’m right on the mark,” she added. The audience and her Twitter followers seemed less than impressed.
That’s when Naya Rivera mentioned the showering comment in a tweet, suggesting it was a joke.
When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!
— Naya Rivera Dorsey (@NayaRivera) January 13, 2021
While Naya is probably right about the dermatologist, the science behind it has nothing to do with skin color. Perhaps a better tweet would suggest she had a bad choice in words, or to even suggest that ethnicity has anything to do with bathing.