Euphoria Actresses Sophia Rose Wilson and Ziayla Pizarro have been accused of posting or sharing racist content on social media.
Wilson plays Barbara “BB” Brooks, aka Vape Girl, on the hit HBO show. Although high school girl BB was only a minor character during Season 1, she quickly became a fan-favorite character and can often be seen in the series’ memes.
Four Facebook posts Wilson allegedly wrote in 2016 have recently resurfaced online and now the actress is in the hot seat. In three of the alleged messages, she uses the N-word repeatedly. She also seems to use the R-word.
In another, she celebrates former President Trump’s victory in Ohio by writing, “Trump just won Ohio!”
In a TikTok video that has been viewed over 2.6 million times, user @zioraaaa shared screenshots of Wilson’s alleged posts.
The screenshots also circulated on Twitter. See them below:
The alleged posts reportedly first surfaced when Season 1 aired in 2019, but didn’t get as much attention as they do today. Around the same time, an unconfirmed alleged racist Tumblr post of comrade Euphoria Star Barbie Ferreira, who plays Kat on the show, has been circulating online and getting more attention from fans.
In addition to Wilson’s racist controversy, new cast member Ziayla Pizarro, who plays the cousin of Elliot’s character (Dominic Fike) on the teen drama series, has come under fire for using both the N-word and the R-word in an Instagram Live, as well as various alleged former tweetsome of which you can see below.
Pizarro used the N-word multiple times during a recent Instagram livestream. During the stream, she clarified that she’s not black, but “half her family is black.” Pizarro said she was of German and Puerto Rican descent.
“Race shouldn’t be in your vocabulary if you’re a real person… Get that fucking race sh– out [of] your head,” she told viewers during the stream.
On January 19, Pizarro addressed a backlash to the livestream and resurfaced on Twitter.
“I’M NOT A RACIST PLEASE STFU!” Pizarro tweeted, before disabling comments on the post.
For his part, Wilson apparently did not address the backlash. However, some viewers took inspiration from the actress’ Instagram comments to make their voices heard about it.
One user simply commented, “I want to be black,” alongside a clown face emoji.
Whether on-screen or off-screen, part of the plot or just IRL, Euphoria and controversy seem to go hand in hand.