Yesha Callahan

Naya Rivera: “I Believe White People Shower More Than Ethnics”

Naya Rivera (Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Glee actress, Naya Rivera, 28, appeared as a guest co-host on The View yesterday and decided to make a very dumb comment that dealt with race and hygiene.

Rivera, who is half Black, half Puerto Rican — secretly married Ryan Dorsey last year — dished to the audience that her husband showers three times more than she does.

Via E Online:

After moderator Nicolle Wallace defended the fact that she showers three times a day (pre- and post-show, plus once before bed), the Fox beauty chimed in with a headline-making hypothesis.

“I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnic,” Rivera said as Wallace couldn’t help but burst out into a fit of giggles. ” I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing.”

After her Rivera made her comments, The View’s Rosie O’Donnell asked one of the shocked African-American women in the audience, who informed everyone know that she was a “frequent showerer.”

“My mom is half Black, half Puerto Rican. She showers every day, so I can say this. But I’m now married to a white man.” And he showers a lot, like two, three times a day. “I’m like, ‘What are you doing?'” she added with a laugh, mocking her hubby’s frequent habit.

Naya responded on Twitter to the controversy:

When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!

  1. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    One think I do know for certain is that very many white women DO NOT WASH THEIR HANDS after using the bathroom.

    • January 14, 2015 - Reply

      @mariah asphalt

      I can’t speak about the women, but I know lots of white men do not wash their hands after using the toliet.

      • January 14, 2015 - Reply



    • January 14, 2015 - Reply

      @mariah asphalt

      Gurlll, I know that’s right. That’s why I don’t partake in potlucks unless I know the person. If they don’t wash their hands at work or in a public facility, you KNOW they don’t wash their hands at home.

    • January 14, 2015 - Reply

      @mariah asphalt

      The guys, so I’ve been told, RARELY wash their hands when leaving public restrooms and the women, sure as heck don’t. I’ve known black people to be notoriously scornful where white people were not. I would trust black people making my food before whites. Rivera is a dolt.

  2. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    That brother she was going to marry said she was crazy, this should remove all doubt.

  3. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    Another weak infotainment story…bait and click for business but what about your audience?

    • January 14, 2015 - Reply


      So true…

  4. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    “White people shower a lot more”? May I suggest visiting Europe and finding out for yourself. And yes, I also met European women who showered frequently.

    As a side note, their cackling borders on intolerable. I wish they would take a page from PBS Newshour.

  5. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    Girl, speak for your own stinky self

  6. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    Ok How stupid is this bish First of all everybody has an “ethnic background a white person can be Irish american , Italian american a Serb etc
    Is ethnic supposed to be some code word for non -white ???if so its a clear misuse of the word
    secondly speak for yourself when are people going to realize Black /brown/people are not a monolith and NO ONE voted for this skanky poor hygiene woman to be a spoke person

  7. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    White folks do nasty mess all the time. So she can go somewhere else with that. There are nasty people in all ethnicities.

  8. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    So do these water-fond White husbands use washcloths or nah?

  9. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    The View huh? I bet you won’t go on THE REAL talking this craziness!

  10. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    Her silly, inaccurate words does not surprise me. False stereotypes are prevalent in the world. The truth is that there are plenty of non-white people like black people who have excellent hygiene (and who shower frequently).

  11. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    I might have understood wash their hair over wash their a.s – eventhough I probably wash my hair too much because it’s easier to manage fresh out of the shower.

  12. January 14, 2015 - Reply

    Showering multiple times a day isn’t as much about cleanliness as it is more a sign of neurotic behavior. Besides, washing hands after eating or using the bathroom is what truly matters in keeping germs at bay.

  13. January 15, 2015 - Reply

    according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term ethnic is defined as 1: heathen.
    2: of or relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background (ethnic minorities) (ethnic enclaves)
    So, according to naya rivera, white folks shower as much as OR as little as OR the same as everybody else, including the heathen.

  14. January 15, 2015 - Reply

    Now we all know that is not true. lol

  15. January 17, 2015 - Reply

    Black people — especially black women — don’t wash our hair nearly as much as white women. So, I guess I’m not clear on why so many folks seem offended by this comment.

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