Vanessa Morgan Called Out ‘Riverdale’ for Making Black Characters ‘Sidekicks’ & Paying Her the ‘Least’

Jason Pham

Go off. Vanessa Morgan slammed Riverdale for making black characters “sidekicks” and paying her the “least” compared to her white costars. The actress, who’s played Toni Topaz since season 2 of The CW drama, took to her Twitter on Sunday, May 31, to criticize the series’ portrayal of black characters.

“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 sidekick non dimensional characters to our white leads,” she wrote. “Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show.”

Two days later, on Tuesday, June 2, Morgan responded to a fan who noted that her character is a part of the LGBTQ+ community. “Lmao too bad...

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