‘West Side Story’ actress defends ‘Into the Heights’ musical
Yesterday came FilmTotaal’s article regarding the “charge” owed to colorisme in de musiciferfilming in the heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway musical and also the mastermind behind the popular musical Hamilton, immediately apologized. an actress Rita Moreno Thought this is not necessary.
The 89-year-old Puerto Rican actress, best known by origin West side story, thought it nonsense for some to say that there aren’t enough prominent dark-skinned Latinos.
For example, Moreno says:This is no longer true. Lin-Manuel Miranda single-handedly introduced Latin American and Puerto Rican culture to the United States. This is something I’ve never been able to do, despite the fact that I really wanted to do it. He only did it for a moment!“
Moreno admits that Puerto Ricans can be either light-skinned or dark-skinned: “You see a lot of different people and colors in Puerto Rico. Can’t we leave her alone? They are attacking the wrong person“.
However, it didn’t take long before the necessary people also lashed out at Moreno. She, too, eventually felt the need to apologize.
“I feel very disappointed in myself. In my statement in defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda, I did not consider blacks in the Latino communitySee her full letter below.
I am incredibly frustrated with myself. While making a statement in defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Colbert Show last night, I was clearly rejecting the black lives that matter to our Latino community. It’s all too easy to forget how sad a celebration is for some and sad for others.
?? Rita Moreno (TheRitaMoreno) June 17, 2021
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