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Naya Rivera: 'White People Shower A Lot More Than Ethnics'
Another day, another thing to shake your head at: Naya Rivera is linking people's hygiene with their race.
While guest-hosting The View on Tuesday, Jan. 13, with Rosie O'Donnell and other View hosts, the Glee actress and singer shared her "theory about showering."
"I have to say I have a theory about showering, which is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics," Rivera said.
"I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing," she continued, giggling.
O'Donnell and the audience members didn't seem to agree with Rivera. "Look, there is an African-American woman right there in a yellow shirt that is about to have a heart attack," O'Donnell said. The woman shook her head yes, when asked if she was a "frequent showerer."
Rivera claimed "I can say this" because her mother is half-black, half-Puerto Rican… but she showers every day. She continued to say that after marring Ryan Dorsey, she's realized that "he showers a lot. Like, a lot -- two, three times a day. I'm like, 'What are you doing?'"
She brought up a study to try prove her point: "A study says, a dermatologist says you are only supposed to shower once or twice every three days, so I'm right on the mark."
People weren't fond of Rivera's theory and took to Twitter to express their thoughts.
Apparently good hygiene means you're white. Thanks, Naya Rivera. RACIST MUCH?-- KJ Kingsolver (@jksolver) January 14, 2015
'Naya Rivera' said 'I believe white people shower more than ethnics' I'm sorry but to me that sounds so ignorant and racist.-- Alicia Lily LouisƎ x (@EminemmForeverr) January 14, 2015
She was just joking though, guys.
When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!-- Naya Rivera Dorsey (@NayaRivera) January 13, 2015