Naya Rivera on Race and Hygiene: Showering Is Such a White People Thing [WATCH VIDEO]

By Dondi Tiples | 2 years ago
Naya Rivera on Race and Hygiene: Showering Is Such a White People Thing [WATCH VIDEO]

“Glee” cheerleader Naya Rivera raised hackles when she made a racially discriminating remark about hygiene habits of white people on “The View.” Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Naya Rivera was interviewed on “The View” this week where she offended audiences with her views about how daily showers were such a white people quirk. Her controversial theory sent negative reactions on overdrive, prompting the “Glee” star to clarify her comment.


Rivera, 28, shared her opinion with the ladies of “The View,” admitting she only showered three times a week, causing an immediate studio audience reaction and her hosts to wrinkle their noses in response.

“I have to say I have a theory about showering,” the half-black, half-Puerto Rican actress proclaimed during the round table discussion, as published on Yahoo! News. “I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics. I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.”

The studio audience erupted, and stunned host Rosie O’Donnell immediately disputed Rivera’s remark. She even pointed out to a member of the audience who took particular offense at Rivera’s theory.

“Look, there is an African-American woman right there in a yellow shirt that is about to have a heart attack,” O’Donnell retorted.

Rivera argued her white husband, Ryan Dorsey, showers two to three times a day, and even put forth dermatological findings that recommends showering only two or three times a week.

“So I’m right on the mark,” she said proudly.

Her views sparked a firestorm of indignation over social media, with netizens slamming her for casting aspersions on ethnic hygiene and sharing too much information about the absence of her own personal cleanliness. Other even threatened to delete her.

Rivera responded to the showering controversy she started with a lighthearted tweet.

Listen to Naya Rivera’s take on “white people” hygiene here:

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