Actress Liza Soberano aired her apology and sentiments over Twitter after one of her recent Instagram posts for an endorsement where she was wearing an thick kinky hair which received backlash from netizens as she was accused of doing ‘black face’.
In the comments section of her Instagram post, Liza responded to a netizen who accused her of doing black face which the actress denied.
Liza wrote: “This is not any form of black face. Its a costume just like how any other person would dress up if they were portraying a famous character. In this case its Mel B”
On Twitter, Liza later aired her apology after her statement gained mixed reactions online.
Liza wrote: “Before everything gets out of hand I would like to apologize for those affected by my comments about the whole “black face” issue. It wasn’t of my intention to mock anyone of any culture or ethnicity.”
Before everything gets out of hand I would like to apologize for those affected by my comments about the whole “black face” issue. It wasn’t of my intention to mock anyone of any culture or ethnicity.
— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) September 16, 2019
“I understand that this is a sensitive topic and that I should’ve kept my mouth shut. For now on I will try to be more educated about matters like this to make sure I don’t make careless mistakes like this again in the future,” she added in a separate post.
Liza then expressed her appreciation to netizens educating her about the matter and wrote: “Cultural appropriation is an issue that is deep rooted in society which I am still educating myself on. I’ve read your comments and tweets and I honestly do understand where this backlash has come from.”
“I am thankful to everyone educating me in the comments. ☺️,” Liza added.
(Photo source: Instagram – @lizasoberano/ Twitter – @lizasoberano)