Thursday, May 20, 2010
Surprise Surprise. They're Latino!
A while ago I wrote a post on BeingLatino about Latino actors getting a little more Latino. There were some people who commented, "Why should they play Latino characters? They should play mainstream characters." Well I'm sure there are a lot, but then you get those people who complain, "They're not Latino, they don't claim it."
I just came across this Latina Magazine post about stars you never knew were Latino! We're talking 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills 90210, Glee, Gossip Girl and yes even the girl on Parks & Recreation. So are we now satisfied with the diverse casting in TV shows and movies? I'm pretty sure the answer is no. Hell I didn't know these people were Latino but then again some of them were "half" Latino, whatever that means. This brings up another topic, how children grow up and whether or not their Latino mom and/or dad raises them a certain way. You just can't win these days.