Rivera’s first mistake was sharing one of her “theories” in semi-agreement with a study by dermatologists who suggest its best to only shower once or twice every few days. “I have to say I have a theory about showering, (which) is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics,” she said in the studio to sparse applause and laughter. “I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing,” she continued.
According to Fox News Latino, the 28-year-old actress added that she could make claims like that because her mother, who is half-black and half-Puerto Rican, showers once a day. Still, the “Glee” actress immediately tried to backpedal: “I can say that I am now married to a white man and he showers a lot. Like, a lot — two, three times a day. I’m like, ‘What are you doing?’” (Erm… what is her husband Ryan Dorsey doing in the shower three times a day?)
After the outrage poured in online from whites and “ethnics” alike, Rivera addressed the comment on the following episode of “The View.” “Yesterday we were talking about a study that says you’re supposed to shower once or twice every three days,” Rivera explained. “I had an opinion on it that was supposed to be a joke. Apparently it didn’t go over so well.”
She tweeted an attempt at a joke, “When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!”
When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!
— Naya Rivera Dorsey (@NayaRivera) January 13, 2015
The site HipHopWorld gathered a gallery of the best Twitter reactions to Rivera’s admission, including “Everything about you is fake Mrs. Plastic.” And that’s one of the nicer ones.
Rivera has never been shy about sharing her grating opinions. She commented on Kim Kardashian’s bare butt “Paper Magazine” cover via Instagram, “I normally don’t. But… you’re someone’s mother…” She also had a very public breakup with Big Sean and then married current white guy husband Dorsey on the same day, in the same dress, that she was set to marry Sean. And its pretty well-documented that she’s trying to gain ground on Kim Kardashian. Enjoy this publicity wave, Naya!