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Updated on Jul 16, 2020. Posted on Jul 12, 2020

Trina McGee Received An Apology From Danielle Fishel After Calling Out The Mistreatment She Experienced On "Boy Meets World"

"I owed Trina an apology for being rude, cold, and distant."

Earlier this year, Trina McGee said she experienced a hostile work environment on the set of Boy Meets World and received an apology from a castmate who called her "Aunt Jemima."

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The actor famously played Angela, Topanga's best friend and Shawn's love interest, in the '90s sitcom.

It was later revealed that Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews, was the castmate who called her "Aunt Jemima." At the time, Trina said she'd forgiven him. Will also commented on her post, writing, "I love you, Trina."

Now, Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga Lawrence on the show, has come forward admitting that she was "rude, cold, [and] distant" towards Trina when she guest-starred on the BMW spinoff, Girl Meets World.

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After tweeting about the Black Lives Matter movement, a fan questioned if Danielle had taken the time to apologize to Trina following her claims of being mistreated. Danielle replied, saying, "I owed [Trina] an apology for being rude, cold, & distant when she guest-starred on GMW (her tweet regarding warm hellos being met with cold blank stares was about me)."

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She went on to say, "Trina and I spoke over a month ago and she gracefully accepted my apology."

@OOH_KottonTail I owed @realtrinamcgee an apology for being rude, cold, & distant when she guest starred on GMW (her tweet regarding warm hellos being met with cold blank stares was about me). Trina and I spoke over a month ago and she gracefully accepted my apology. ❤️

In a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Trina said Danielle told her that she was distant toward her because she was "going through a lot at the time, on a personal level."

Topanga holds a binder and Angela looks over her shoulder in "Boy Meets World"
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She also revealed that she has not heard from Ben Savage, who played Cory Matthews, as of yet. “I do not talk to Ben Savage at all,” she shared.

Cory Matthews cuddles in bed with Angela on "Boy Meets World"
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In her initial tweets, Trina stated at times "the tension [and] disrespect" from three of her costars on BMW was "extremely stressful." Many assumed she was referring to Danielle, Will, and Ben.

After tweeting about her experience, Trina said she received a DM from Rider Strong, who played Shawn Hunter, jokingly stating, "I see you give no F—s now. Do you want to talk?"

As far as her conversation with Will, Trina said it was "healing," although she didn't consider his apology "completely sincere."

Eric Matthews wraps his arms around Topanga and Angela on "Boy Meets World"
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The 50-year-old told the outlet she hopes speaking out about her experience creates a "teachable moment" instead of promoting "cancel culture."

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She also said she hopes to see more BIPOC representation in front of and behind the camera.

Watch her full interview here.

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