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Updated on Apr 18, 2020. Posted on Apr 17, 2020

Will Friedle, Who Played Eric Matthews On "Boy Meets World," Responded After Trina McGee Revealed He Called Her "Aunt Jemima" On Set

"This should and could be a teaching moment for all."

This week, Trina McGee made headlines after tweets from earlier this year resurfaced where the former Boy Meets World actor said she experienced a hostile work environment on set.

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Trina famously played Angela, Topanga's best friend and Shawn's love interest in the show.

In one tweet, Trina said she was called "Aunt Jemima" by one of her castmates, but didn't reveal who at the time.

Called aunt Jemima on set during hair and make up. Called a bitter bitch when I quietly waited for my scene to finish rehearsing that was being f’ed up over and over due to episode featuring my character. Told “ it was nice of you to join us” like a stranger after 60 episodes

Now, Trina has revealed the identity of the actor, writing on Instagram that it was Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews, who called her the racist trope.

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"For the record: Will Friedle, the man responsible for Aunt Jemima-gate, apologized to me 22 years ago and again days ago in a in a three-page letter," she wrote.

"We talked more on it and he acknowledged that he really wasn’t educated enough in his early twenties to know he was truly offending me," she continued.

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"This should and could be a teaching moment for all. For all people of all races or different backgrounds. He has conveyed to me how much this has changed his perception of comedy. And humanity," she added.

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Although she stated that she doesn't categorize his comment as "extreme racism," Trina also clarified that she isn't "backing down" from her initial statements.

"[It] stands. Will apologized to me and I forgave him. I then apologized to him for making the statements public because his joke came out of just not knowing, not viciousness, and he forgave me," the 50-year-old wrote.

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"That’s what friends do. Now get back to washing your hands and surviving this pandemic and let the love and hope be the next pandemic," she concluded.

Will responded to Trina's post after she identified him, saying that he loved her:

As for the other two colleagues Trina mentioned in her tweets from January, their identities have yet to be revealed. In a recent Instagram Live, the actor said she loves all of her former Boy Meets World castmates, "even without getting some of the love back."

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