Trina McGee didn’t sugarcoat her emotions when opening up concerning the alleged mistreatment she confronted on the set of Boy Meet World.
The actress, who performed Angela Moore on the present, took to Twitter earlier this 12 months to assert that she was known as racist slurs behind-the-scenes and made out to really feel like an outsider by not one, not two, however THREE of her fellow castmates.
Want to know all that McGee needed to say about her time on the family-friendly sitcom? Read on to search out out.
McGee says she skilled a number of disrespect on set
The forged of Boy Meets World might have been good associates on-screen, however not a lot behind-the-scenes.
In a sequence of surprising tweets that unearthed in January 2020, McGee —who portrayed Shawn Hunter’s girlfriend and Topanga Lawrence’s greatest gal pal on the present— opened up concerning the alleged racism she skilled from three of her co-stars whereas on set.
In certainly one of her tweets, the actress recollected the occasions she was known as derogatory names by her fellow co-stars, who made her really feel as if she didn’t belong.
“Called Aunt Jemima on set during hair and make up,” McGee wrote. “Called a bitter b*tch when I quietly waited for my scene to finish rehearsing that was being f’ed up over and over due to episode[s] featuring my character. Told ‘it was nice of you to join us’ like a stranger after 60 episodes.”
After sharing this surprising revelation, followers started expressing how sorry they had been that the actress skilled this type of therapy from her castmates.
One stunned fan didn’t need to consider that the beloved Boy Meets World actors exhibited such horrible habits on set and admitted that it was hurtful to listen to about.
“Did this happen on BMW cause that would hurt my soul for you,” the fan penned, which McGee responded to with, “THIS HAPPENED ON BOY MEETS WORLD FROM THE MAIN ACTORS.”
While replying to a different fan, the actress clarified that she’d solely had points with “three acting colleagues,” however says the “crew was always great.”
Though she didn’t title the forged members who did the mistreating, McGee seemingly confirmed that it was Ben Savage, Will Friedle, and Danielle Fishel when she responded to a fan who tagged them in a tweet.
McGee didn’t let the negativity cease her from doing her job
Although she didn’t have an issue pointing fingers at Savage, Friedle, and Fishel, McGee made it clear that she didn’t face mistreatment from all of her co-stars.
When one fan asked if her on-screen love curiosity, Rider Strong, was additionally a part of the issue, the actress merely replied with, “Not Rider.”
As the tweets saved trickling in, McGee continued to talk up concerning the bigotry she skilled.
Though many individuals wouldn’t proceed working with those that degrade them, McGee didn’t let her co-stars’ habits towards her cease her from doing this job.
“I did my job and I expect my due. At times the tension of the disrespect was extremely stressful,” she replied to at least one consumer. “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.”
And as a result of she stood her floor, McGee made tv historical past along with her character, whose romance with Shawn Hunter was one of many first interracial relationships ever seen on a serious community tv present.
While recalling that unfavorable time in her life most likely wasn’t straightforward to do, McGee hopes that sharing her expertise with disrespect within the office will open folks’s eyes in order that this doesn’t proceed to occur.
“Truth I was not ready to say. Hoping that this will RESOLVE In never happening to anyone of color who is blocked or disrespected in the workplace,” she tweeted. “Happy to speak up. Can’t RESOLVE this alone. Lights need to be shined on evil behavior. It’s time to be specific.”