First of all, this woke shit is idiotic.
Second of all, notice he says “Latino” and not “Cuban,” which puts him, born in Columbia, in the running for the part.
What a dipshit.
John Leguizamo has slammed the decision to cast American actor James Franco as the Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro in an upcoming film.
It was revealed earlier this week that Franco, 44, will be playing Castro in the indie project Alina of Cuba, and Lequizamo, 62, took to his Instagram on Friday to speak out over the casting choice.
‘How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well?’ Leguizamo began in his rant, that received almost 10,000 likes.
‘No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus seriously difficult story to tell without aggrandizement which would b wrong!’
Adding: ‘I don’t got a prob with Franco but he ain’t Latino!’
The View co-host Ana Navarro then commented under the post, telling Leguizamo that she would ‘join’ him in boycotting the film.
Navarro wrote: ‘I’d like to think no Latino actor worth their salt would sign up to play and aggrandize a murderous dictator who terrorized the people of Cuba for six decades. For both reasons you articulated, I join you in the boycott.’