John Leguizamo says he won't watch 'SNL' anymore & neither will I!
In case you have been living under a rock these past few weeks, there is a huge controversy brewing over Donald Trump hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend. Although many companies and stars have voiced their opinions on the subject, the latest from John Leguizamo makes things very clear. "I won't watch SNL anymore," the comedian has just declared. And I completely support him.
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In an interview with Yahoo News Live to discuss his new graphic novel, Ghetto Klown, he talked about his reaction to Donald Trump hosting SNL after weeks of outrage from other celebrities and Latino organizations. Although he admits that he is "all for freedom of speech", this is a case of going too far.
In case you don't remember, NBC vowed to cut ties with Trump earlier this year due to his "Mexicans are criminals and rapists" remarks, but reversed this decision when they announced that he would host SNL on Saturday, November 7th. They've ignored the condemnation letter from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and have recently also ignored protesters who are calling for NBC to drop him as host.
Clearly John Leguizamo doesn't think it's appropriate either, adding,d "I find it hurtful and insulting, and you're celebrating someone who has said some horrible things. I find it unacceptable." And I have to agree!
Personally, I've tried to let it go. I've tried to pretend that it's okay that SNL is having the presidential candidate host the show. After all, they've had plenty of other controversial people on the show before. But Donald Trump? I can't help but gagging. And most of all, I 100 percent agree with John Leguizamo.
There isn't a lot of things that drive me crazy, but someone that makes horribly racist remarks about Mexicans (or anyone else, for that matter) is definitely at the top of the list. And having that same someone host one of my favorite shows is, in my book, absolutely unacceptable.
That's why I am taking a stand along with John Leguizamo and making the decision that I cannot watch SNL anymore. If they think it's funny to have a racist, horrible human being on their program, then good for them. But I won't be supporting them with my viewership today or ever again. In fact, I don't think any Latinos should. Really, I don't think anyone that cares about other people should be watching this weekend.
I know I won't be supporting SNL any time in the future. It's absolutely deplorable that they chose and continue to support Donald Trump, and they've now lost me as a fan forever.
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