Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray is Tired of Being Mistaken For Other Actresses of Color

Riverdale's Ashleigh Murray is Tired of Being Mistaken For Other Actresses of Color

Riverdale actress Ashleigh Murray is drumming up her share of fame playing Josie on the hit TV show — but that doesn’t mean everything is smooth-sailing.

In a new interview, Ashleigh gets candid about being mistaken for other actresses, something that doesn’t happen to her white co-stars.

“It happens all the time,” she told Teen Vogue. “It still happens. It’s something that I have dealt with for a while. I noticed it when I first started working. Even in commercials, my friends or friends of friends would tag me in photos and be like, ‘Oh my God, is this you?’ It’s the most random other black girl. It doesn’t look anything like me, we’re not even the same age.”

“There’s always this underlying perception and that joke of every black person looks alike,” she continued. “You can label that for any race, but it tends to happen a lot with people of color. Specifically, with black women. It’s just unnecessary. People aren’t confusing Madelaine with anyone else, or Lili, or Cole, or KJ, or anybody. I think it’s something that needs to be talked about and pointed out.”

We’re glad that Ashleigh is speaking out and drawing attention to racism when she sees it. As for her fans, we would hope that in the future they would do a little more research before commenting.

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Photos: Teen Vogue, The CW
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