There have been additionally celebrities who talked about the constructive affect Rivera’s character made on them as they watched her groundbreaking efficiency of a queer girl of coloration.
As Pose star Ryan Jamaal Swain wrote on Twitter, “One of many first queer characters I noticed myself in, Miss Santana Lopez. A QPOC on Primetime tv. Naya, thanks for dealing with her with care, what a drive you might be. It isn’t straightforward however you ran your race. You had been and without end might be certainly one of my heros [sic].”
YouTuber Hannah Hart noted, “#NayaRivera & the Santana storyline on Glee freed many closed-minded, self-hating gays like me. Solely a multi-talented performer & drive like Naya might deliver a background character ahead into the highlight.”
Even performers who shared the display screen together with her, as Demi Lovato did for a quick time within the present’s fifth season, had been modified by Rivera’s character. “I am going to without end cherish the chance to play your girlfriend on Glee,” the famous person shared on Twitter. “The character you performed was groundbreaking for tons of closeted (on the time) queer women like me, and your ambition and accomplishments had been inspiring to Latina ladies everywhere in the world.”