There have been additionally celebrities who talked about the constructive influence Rivera’s character made on them as they watched her groundbreaking efficiency of a queer lady 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 power you’re. It is not simple however you ran your race. You had been and perpetually will likely be one in all 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 & power like Naya may 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 perpetually 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 ladies like me, and your ambition and accomplishments had been inspiring to Latina girls everywhere in the world.”