Followers of Naya Rivera are lashing out at California authorities for suspending their lookup right away for the lacking actress, boasting that if she ended up white — like “Glee” co-star Lea Michele — they’d nevertheless be on the lookout.
Rivera, 33, vanished from a boat on Lake Piru Wednesday afternoon in the course of an outing with her 4-year-previous son, Josey. She is presumed lifeless.
The lookup for the actress — who is Puerto Rican, black and German — was suspended overnight and established to resume at sunrise Thursday early morning.
But followers claimed it would’ve continued had Rivera not been a lady of colour — drawing comparisons to her white “Glee” co-star Lea Michele.
“WOMEN OF Color Should have Much better,” one particular person railed. “WOMEN OF Coloration Have earned TO BE SEARCHED FOR. Treat NAYA LIKE SHES LEA MICHELE AND GO F—-G Seem FOR HER I’M Sick.”
Yet another tweeted, “it’s really infuriating. what if it was lea? or any other white actor? they wouldn’t be halting their research,” “it doesn’t (and will under no circumstances) make a difference if you’re stunning, prosperous, popular. naya is a latinx woman, with tan pores and skin. FLASHLIGHTS, Persons. ITS 2020.”
Meanwhile, a Improve.org petition urging officials to resume their research has garnered much more than 24,000 signatures as of Thursday morning.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Place of work tweeted that the hunt for Rivera would keep on Thursday morning.
“The lake will be shut to the public when research operations go on,” the tweet explained. “Dive groups from all through the location will be aiding us as a result of mutual aid.”