Actor John Leguizamo raged on Instagram in response to actor James Franco being cast to play Cuban Communist dictator Fidel Castro in the upcoming film Alina of Cuba.
Leguizamo, who has been outspoken about Hispanic representation in Hollywood, said that while he has no problem with James Franco personally he ultimately believed that a Latino should play Castro. Franco is of Portuguese and Russian-Jewish ancestry.
“How is this still going on?” the John Wick actor asked his followers. “How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well?”
Leguizamo called for a boycott.
“No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up!” he continued. “Plus seriously difficult story to tell without aggrandizement, which would be wrong! I don’t got a [problem] with