Riverdale’s Vanessa Morgan Says She’s ”Used as a Sidekick”

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Riverdale's Vanessa Morgan Says She's ''Used as a Sidekick''

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Actress Vanessa Morgan Kopech is speaking up about being “tired of how black people are portrayed in media.”

Morgan, who presently plays Toni Topaz in The CW’s Riverdale, required to Twitter on Sunday, May, 31 to share that she was not going to be “quiet anymore.” In a declaration published on the social networks platform, she composed, “Tired of how black people are portrayed in media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as side kick non dimensional characters to our white leads.” 

“Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show,” she continued. “It starts with the media. I’m not being quiet anymore.” 

On Tuesday, the 28-year-old starlet specified that her function on Riverdale “has nothing to do with my fellow classmates/friends. They don’t write the show. So no need to attack them, they don’t call the shots & I know they have my back.” 

Morgan stars in The CW program along with Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, and Charles Melton.

In action to Morgan, her co-star Reinhart revealed, “We love you, V. And support you 10000%.”

Morgan even more revealed her aggravation about the representation of the Black neighborhood in media when a fan responded to her preliminary declaration. The Riverdale star responded, “Lmao too bad I’m the only black series regular but also paid the least. girl i could go on for days.” 

She likewise shared, “But exactly, used as the token biracial bisexual.”

Asha Bromfield, who is understood for playing Melody Jones of Josie and the Pussycats in Riverdale, likewise spoke up in action to Morgan’s declaration. 

“Don’t even get me started with how Riverdale treated the Pussycats,” she composed on Twitter. We had a lot more to contribute than standing in the background and including sass to a story. I stand with you @VanessaMorgan.”

Earlier today, Morgan likewise shared, “Finally feel like I can speak up for myself and my fellow brothers and sisters and be heard. Usually everyone is fake listening. I really hope a change is coming.” 

Warner Bros and The CW have actually not reacted to E! News for remark.



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