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Naya Rivera: 'I apologize for shower comments, I was joking'

Actress Naya Rivera has apologized for questionable comments she made about the hygiene differences between "white people" and other cultures on a TV show, insisting she was just joking.

The Glee star was a co-host on talk show The View on Tuesday (13Jan15), and took part in a panel discussion about daily showering rituals.


Rivera, who has African-American and Puerto Rican roots, admitted that since marrying a white man, Ryan Dorsey, last year (14), she has become more aware of the hygiene rituals between cultures.


She said, "I have to say I have a theory about showering... 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 28 year old's remarks were met with backlash on Twitter.com, prompting her to address the drama when she returned to the show on Wednesday (14Jan15), when she said, "Yesterday we were talking about a study that says you're supposed to shower once or twice every three days. I had an opinion on it that was supposed to be a joke. Apparently it didn't go over so well. It was supposed to be a joke, but I apologize if anyone was offended..."