John Leguizamo Boycotts Univision For 'Softballing Trump,' Calls For 'Equality'
2023/11/18

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Latino journalists and commentators are calling for a boycott of TelevisaUnivision after the media giant pulled President Joe Biden's ads from his interviews during a meeting with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Actor John Leguizamo, known for hosting the show "Leguizamo Does America," took to Instagram to express his disappointment with Univision's decision and called on other artists and influential figures to join in the boycott.

In his Instagram post, Leguizamo stated, "I'm boycotting Univision and asking all my brothers and sisters, artists, to do the same." The actor tagged several Latinos in Hollywood and criticized Univision for favoring Trump.

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Leguizamo emphasized that he wasn't asking for Trump to be taken off the network, but rather for parity and equality in coverage. He urged his fellow artists and politicians to refuse appearances on Univision.

Leguizamo's call to action echoes the sentiments of many Latinos who feel betrayed by Univision's decision. The network's prominent news anchor, León Krauze, even left the company after 13 years. Krauze expressed his gratitude for his time at Univision but made it clear that his journey had come to an end. He had been an integral part of the journalism team, empowering and informing Hispanic communities at the national and local levels.

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Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, a Nicaraguan-American political strategist and commentator, criticized Univision for their "puff piece" on Trump, highlighting the need for unbiased reporting. Santiago Mayer, a Gen-Z political analyst, pointed out that Trump's deportation plan directly threatens the Latino community.

Simon Rosenberg, founder of the New Democrat Network and New Policy Institute, also shared his shock at Univision's decision. The outcry from these prominent figures reflects the growing discontent and frustration among Latinos who expect fair and balanced coverage from media outlets.

Univision's move to pull Biden's ads from its coverage raises questions about journalistic integrity and the network's commitment to providing equal representation.

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Latino viewers are demanding transparency and accountability from Univision, urging them to treat all political candidates fairly and impartially.

The boycott serves as a powerful reminder that Latinos have a significant voice and can exert pressure on media companies to uphold their values and responsibilities. As consumers, they hold the power to support or reject media outlets based on their commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and unbiased reporting.

Univision's decision has struck a chord within the Latino community, leading to a widespread call for action. By standing together in this boycott, Latinos are sending a clear message that they will not accept biased reporting or unequal treatment.

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They demand fair representation and accurate coverage in media outlets, emphasizing the importance of diversity and inclusivity.

Going forward, it remains to be seen how Univision will respond to this backlash and whether they will take steps to rectify the situation. The boycott demonstrates the resilience and determination of the Latino community to hold media companies accountable for their actions.

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