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John Leguizamo Calls For Boycott After James Franco Was Cast As Fidel Castro

There was a lot mentioned about “cancel tradition” ruining careers, nevertheless it did not appear to shake James Franco. Over the previous few years, the acclaimed actor was engaged in a sexual misconduct scandal the place a number of of his appearing class college students accused him of inappropriate habits. Franco would later admit that he did have intercourse together with his college students and he settled a category motion lawsuit for over $2 million, however none of this has slowed down his profession.

Deadline lately reported that Franco was forged to painting Fidel Castro within the movie Alina of Cubana, and it is a transfer that prompted a ruckus.

John Leguizamo
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There was backlash from the general public and industry alike, and famed actor John Leguizamo lately voiced his frustrations on Instagram. Leguizamo was upset a couple of non-Latino entertainer being assigned the half and shared a screenshot of Deadline’s report on Franco’s casting. “How is that this nonetheless occurring?” he questioned.

“How is Hollywood excluding us however stealing our narratives as properly? No extra appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott!,” Leguizamo wrote. “This F’d up! Plus critically troublesome story to inform with out aggrandizement which might b incorrect! I don’t received a prob with Franco however he ain’t Latino!”

The View co-host Ana Navarro appeared in Leguizamo’s remark part and added, “I’d wish to assume no Latino actor price their salt would signal as much as play and aggrandize a murderous dictator who terrorized the folks of Cuba for six a long time. For each causes you articulated, I be part of you within the boycott.”

Manufacturing is reportedly slated to start on August 15 in Colombia. It’s unclear if the studios will reply to the outcry.

Ana Navarro


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