Euphoria actress Sofia Rose Wilson is under fire after some controversial social media posts resurface using racial slurs and hate speech and celebrating certain political victories.
Let’s get into it. A series of problematic social media messages from Euphoria actress Sofia Rose Wilson has surfaced, and now some are urging her exit from the show. Sofia, who stars as Barbara Bibi Brooks, also known as Vape Girl in the drama series, first made an appearance in season one, and although she isn’t the main character, she can be most commonly recognized due to her oneliners World store. That said, some of Sophia’s past oneliners have landed her in hot water after a viral TikTok video shared last week revealed offensive Facebook posts that were shared from an account using the name Sofia Rose Wilson back in 2016.
One post, in particular, uses the N-word several times, as well as the R-word, which is a form of hate speech against those with intellectual disabilities, while the other celebrates former President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, which reads, Trump just won Ohio with a laughing winking emoji. At the time of reporting, the viral video had two. 6 million views and the TikTok user who shared the video revealed to the Daily Dot that Facebook posts actually resurfaced for the first time when season one was released, but that nobody really paid attention. As this all went down around the same time as Barbie Ferreira’s racist post surfaced, many fans ultimately put two and two together and posted comments recalling a video that showed Sophia following the rest of the Euphoria cast. However, no one followed her, to which the Commenter recalled, I was sad for her, but now I get it.
Others weren’t as upset about the fact that Sophia openly supported Trump in high school, but it was the racist slurs that really irked them. Sophia doesn’t have a lead role, and many Euphoria fans are urging producers to just fire her completely as the evidence continues to make the rounds. This isn’t the first time a Euphoria cast member has been exposed for their past racist remarks. Actress Xila Pizarro, who plays Elliott, aka actor dominant Feike’s cousin on the series, has also been slammed for use of the N-word and R-word during an Instagram live, as well as a series of tweets. Sila even admitted during the Livestream that she is not black, but that half her family is black, adding that she is of German and Puerto Rican descent.
Clearly, there are multiple issues with the supporting cast of Euphoria, many of which should not be overlooked at this time. Production is yet to address the recent evidence that has surfaced, but should that change, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.