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Internet Trolls Trashed Gina Rodriguez’s Toes and She Defends Herself in the Best Way Possible

Gina Rodriguez celebrated her recent acting success by gracing the cover for People en Español – and totally owning it. She shared her excitement via Instagram where a few trolls destroyed the actress’ Spanish and even the way she curled her toes. What?! Who does that? Well, here’s how the Jane the Virgin star responded to those haters…

Here is the IG post that sparked the controversy.

https://instagram.com/p/6BPYKCHLh7/?taken-by=hereisgina

Here is what people were saying:

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I don’t think “Uuuuu” is an English, or Spanish word for that matter, but OK.

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Who said she used Google Translate?

Gina, you hear this?

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Boom.

Among the trolls, there were a few fans who empathized with Gina.

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This is probably more common than people want to admit.

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Gina made sure to thank fans for support.

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#truth ✊

Remember the toe critiques mentioned?

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Really? Of all things you could think of THAT is your pet peeve?

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They magically disappeared and nobody cares, OK?

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Some people just can’t figure things out on their own. Thank you for educating people, Gina.

Some people learned things from their exchanges.

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I can’t believe we are still talking toes…

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Yes! That’s it. All toes are there! Finally someone gets it! ? ?

Gina also learned who her friend are.

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@jeremyrayvaldez’s comment was no longer in the thread. One can only assume he regrets what he wrote.

Gina took it a step further and called out the divide in the Latino community.

This was not the first time Gina called for Latino unity.

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During the White House Correspondent’s Weekend Reception, Gina touched on the issue of intraracial racism that only serves to weaken the Latino community from within.

“I think as Latinos in this country, we are all put under one umbrella; we are Latino. And then under that umbrella we look at each other and we say, ‘I’m Puerto Rican; you’re Mexican. I’m Mexican; you’re Ecuadorian. I’m Chilean; you’re Panamanian.’ We have to stop, y’all. We have to unite, because the truth is is that nobody is looking at us like that, except ourselves. And the problem with that is that if you support one Mexican story, that means they’re going to give the money to support a Puerto Rican story. If they support that Puerto Rican story then they then we’re going to have money for a Dominican story, then we’re going to have some money for that Venezuelan story. We all deserve to have our culture exemplified, glorified, recognized, and valued.”

Well said, Gina.

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