Maria Conchita Alonso loses acting gig after endorsing Tea Party candidate

Posted by: ST on January 19, 2014 at 10:56 am
Tolerance

Yep.

“Wait, there’s no bias against conservatives in Hollywood. Nobody loses a job over their politics, right?” Justified actor Nick Searcy sarcastically asked on Twitter after reading this story from San Francisco’s KPIX (hat tip):

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — 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.”

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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.

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“We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Jim Salinas, a long time Mission resident and former president of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club. Salinas said there probably would have been boycotts if Alonso had stayed on the production.

Protein Wisdom’s Darleen Click sums up succinctly:

… but Leftists cannot have any minority stray off the Leftist plantation, so now Ms. Alonso is officially an inauthentic Latina.

Tolerance!

You betcha!

Sidenote: Maria, please consider better acting gigs in the future. VM is SO not worth it!

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4 Responses to “Maria Conchita Alonso loses acting gig after endorsing Tea Party candidate”

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  1. Neo says:

    “We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Jim Salinas

    big·ot – a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

    Diversity and inclusiveness are difficult concepts

  2. Ms. Alonso was not put on this earth to live up to, or in this case down to, the expectations of others. It is puzzling why the Left demands perfection from others when they will settle for so much less in themselves.

  3. Bob Kitson says:

    Curious… did you all miss the part that she quit and was not fired? Also did the guy from Justified lose his job for speaking up?

  4. Roger Wildin says:

    @Bob Kitson….just as “Curious” Bob……Did “YOU” miss the part where Lopez, the director, says that “We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” or the part, “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,” again the Director. How many times can you count on one or two hands that someone who did something wrong in an administrative capacity “resigned” due to something that happened on their watch ? Granted, this is an acting job, but if she was confronted by the director for her actions or political stands, many times resignation is an option to “or we’ll fire you”. Just sayin……….