Opinion: Marc Anthony misses the point about Hollywood and Latinos

I’ve been reluctant to touch on the different narratives being presented to the Latino community since the Florida trial and the Marc Anthony performance. But one thing I can say is Marc’s comments are woefully out of touch and lack empathy for the plight of the American Latino in this industry. How quickly we seem to forget when things are going our way…

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Marc Anthony just killed my buzz.

Just a week after I wrote a column giving the pop star major props for how he handled the “God Bless America” social media uproar, Anthony is now telling everyone that Hollywood doesn’t owe Latinos anything.

Rewind that, please?

In an interview with HuffPost Live, the show’s host asked if there were “space to have a different kind of Latino representation” in entertainment, given the whole Devious Maids debacle.

After a quick little comment about “the show with the fine maids,” Anthony said this:

As far as people being in uproar, they don’t owe us anything The industry doesn’t owe us anything, networks don’t owe us anything. You have a complaint? Educate yourself, take up writing, become a producer, direct it.

First, the question asked by the Huff Post Live’s Marc Lamont never asked Anthony if Hollywood owed Latinos anything…

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