'Boy Meets World' Star Trina McGee Claims Castmates Were Racist, Called Her 'Aunt Jemima'
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'Boy Meets World' Star Trina McGee Claims Castmates Were Racist, Called Her 'Aunt Jemima'

UPDATE (4/16/2010): McGee took to Instagram Live to clarify her tweets from January. According to BuzzFeed, McGee said she was "PMSing" when she made those tweets in January and doesn't know if she'd classify what happened to her as racism today. She also said that the male colleague who made the Aunt Jemima joke apologized to her and said the "teachable moment" changed his life. She also added she loves her castmates "even without getting some of the love back."


Previously reported (4/15/2020): Trina McGee, who played Angela Moore on Boy Meets World, claims she experienced racist treatment while on set.

According to Atlanta Black Star, McGee tweeted about her time on set in January, writing, "Called aunt Jemima on set during hair and make up. Called a bitter b***h when I quietly waited for my scene to finish rehearsing that was being f'ed up over and over due to episode featuring my character. Told 'it was nice of you to join us' like a stranger after 60 episodes."

She wrote that the main actors on the show, which include Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle had "cowardly egos."

"I did my job and I expect my due," she wrote. "At times the tension of the disrepsect was extremely stressful. 25 yrs old at the time raising a family and did not deserve to be thinking about this. None of those three colleagues had children. Just cowardly egos and hot diarrhea mouths."

She also clarified that Rider Strong, who played her boyfriend Shawn Hunter on the show, was not among the actors who mistreated her.

McGee revealed more of her experiences in her Twitter thread, writing that her experience of being called an Aunt Jemima was disregarded and that her money for her work is being affected. "One reply was that calling me an Aunt Jemima was the same as calling me The Jolly Green Giant. Just a fictional food character," she wrote. "I could care less what people call me until the vibe starts to block coins. This is the difference between prejudice and racism."

"They should name themselves," she said when a commenter asked if she would reveal which of the main cast members (aside from Strong) demeaned her. "When a colleague says 'I don't want anone in my scene that is female or around me[,]' be bold enough to own up to why you are doing this. You don't have to be [Inspector] gadget to figure it out. I plan on enjoying the squirm of cowards."

So far, none of the cast members have come out to defend themselves against McGee's claims. We've reached out for comment.

People will probably remember, however, is that McGee did reprise her role on Disney Channel's Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World. But, according to Atlanta Black Star, McGee revealed that she felt slighted over her small role on the show. The scene in which she appears in featured her acting opposite Strong. However, towards the end of her scene when she reunites with Savage's Corey Matthews, she says nothing. Instead, she simply looks pointedly at him and leaves.

Was this interaction because of the alleged bad blood between them? For now, it's up to fans to debate that among themselves.

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