A Cuban-American actress was booted from her role in a San Francisco production because she dared to appear in a campaign ad for a conservative candidate. She was accused of not representing the Latino community, as if they are all supposed to think and vote in lockstep.
A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.
Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination.
Donnelly has voiced strong views against illegal immigration and was once involved with the Minutemen Project, a group that patrolled the border with Mexico to catch immigrants coming across.
“Politicians and big government are killing our prosperity, pushing welfare costs through the roof and driving our schools into the ground,” Donnelly said in the ad.
Standing next to Donnelly, Alonso jokingly translated in Spanish, “We’re screwed.”
Oh, the horror!
Alonso is an actress of Cuban and Venezuelan descent. She is perhaps best known for her role in the movie “Moscow on the Hudson” which also starred Robin Williams.
The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue.
“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said. (Read More)
It wasn’t just the campaign ad that got Alonso in trouble with the “tolerant” left. She also committed the deadly sin of referring to those who are in our country illegally as “illegal.” We all know that’s not allowed anymore.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Alonso is already receiving death threats. That’s how the left rolls, especially when it comes to women who express conservative views.
The Other McCain pointed out the irony in how Alonso, who is of Cuban and Venezuelan descent, is living in an oppressive society here in the United States. So much for that shining city on the hill. He also linked Michelle Malkin’s post from last week about Tamara Mowry, a black actress who has been on the receiving end of leftist hate for marrying Fox News reporter Adam Housley who is white.
The message from the left to women, blacks, Hispanics, the poor or any other group they pretend to represent is “know your place.” And if you don’t, well then, prepare for their wrath.