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Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
On My Block star apologizes for her past pro-Trump and anti-gun control tweets, saying she's learned "so much from this show"
Ronni Hawk, who plays a Latina character on the Netflix urban high school series, upset fans with her since-deleted tweets supporting Trump after his election and denouncing gun control efforts in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. "The truth is I was 16 years old when I put that post out there and at 18, I now know that I am not informed enough on several different subjects to be posting blindly," Hawk wrote in her apology. She added: "I learned so much from this show-about injustices that take place in this world and that being silent is just as bad as doing nothing."
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
On My Block fans are up in arms that one of the stars may be a Trump supporter
Ronni Hawk plays a Latina character on the Netflix inner-city teen series. She also apparently tweeted support of Donald Trump and celebrated his victory on the morning after the 2016 election in since-deleted tweets. As Jade Bukowski explains, "for many fans, the anger comes from the alleged hypocrisy that comes with supporting Trump and starring on a series that directly addresses many of the hardships that immigrants and marginalized groups face. Hawk’s character in particular is affected by this, making the whole thing even more upsetting for fans."