Boy Meets World’s Trina McGee Says Will Friedle Made Racist Comment About Her on Set But Has Apologized

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Back in January, McGee, who played Angela Moore on the series, tweeted about her experience, writing that she was andldquo;called Aunt Jemima on set.andrdquo; While Aunt Jemima is known as a brand of pancake mix and syrup to many, the figure is more commonly associated with Southern racism and the mammy caricature of black women, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. At times the tension of the disrespect was extremely stressful.andrdquo; McGee shared that at the time she was only 25 years old, andldquo;raising a family and did not deserve to be thinking about this.andrdquo; Called aunt Jemima on set during hair and make up. Told andldquo; it was nice of you to join usandrdquo; like a stranger after 60 episodes andmdash; Trina McGee (@realtrinamcgee) January 12, 2020 I did my job and I expect my due. andmdash; Trina McGee (@realtrinamcgee) January 13, 2020 While McGee did not mention anyone by name at the time, she revealed on Instagram Thursday that Friedle was andldquo;responsible for AuntJemmagate.andrdquo; A rep for Friedle did not immediately respond to PEOPLEandrsquo;s request for comment. McGee says that Friedle andldquo;apologized to me 22 years ago and again days ago in a three-page letter.andrdquo; RELATED: Boys Meets Worldandnbsp;Star Will Friedle Reveals He Stopped Acting Due to an Anxiety Disorder andldquo;We talked more on it and he acknowledged that he really wasnandrsquo;t educated enough in his early twenties to know he was truly offending me.andrdquo; McGee said the incident andldquo;should and could be a teaching moment for all.andrdquo; andldquo;For all people of all races or different backgrounds.

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