John Leguizamo is tired of the way his community is treated in Hollywood — and he’s speaking out about this ridiculous casting!
In case you haven’t heard, Alina of Cuba: La Hija Rebelde (or Alina of Cuba: The Rebel Daughter), is an upcoming biopic focused on Fidel Castro’s daughter Alina Fernández.
Shockingly, none other than James Franco has reportedly been selected to play the late Cuban president — and it just doesn’t sit right with the Encanto actor. Related: Theater Warns Audience It Will ‘Fast-Forward’ Through Lightyear’s Same-Sex Kiss! In an Instagram post on Friday, Leguizamo SLAMMED the decision, calling it “F’d up” and demanding a “boycott”: The 62-year-old went on to clarify he didn’t have a problem with Franco himself (though he probably should?), he has a problem with the fact a Latino person wasn’t cast to play the famously CUBAN political figure: James is of Portuguese and Swedish descent on his father’s side, and Russian Jewish descent on his mother’s side.Read more on perezhilton.com