Before Papa Johns racially charged receipts naming a woman “Lady with Chinky Eyes” was published TV network ABC had already offended Puerto Ricans by calling them Drug Dealers. I find it funny that the first link I found was on ABC News so at least we know ABC has an idea of what they have to do.
In Papa Johns case it was an employee who made a poor choice in writing a very offensive name which prints out a receipt. ABC’s part we have to say it was a collective effort (Writers, Editors, Producers, @amaury_nolasco, and other ABC team memberS) to make a lame joke insult Puerto Rican’s like me. Different to PapaJohns who apologized a few hours later days have gone by and ABC has decided to ignore the issue and stay silent.
We want to congratulate Papa John’s on sending a formal apology in less than two days when ABC had taken a lot longer.
The Issue Will Not Disappear
I have seen the support many who visit my blog have given me and my fellow brothers at the Latino Rebels.
The Latino Rebels and Julio Varela have kept me informed on what i going on and how the overall Puerto Rican Community everywhere has reacted the reason I created the previous video.
Info to Send the Video (Thanks to the Latino Rebels for Sharing)
Here are the details from Puerto Rican actress Darlene Vazquetelles, and director Carlos Jiménez, who recently formed the nonprofit Puerto Rican Alliance for Awareness (PRAA):
Right now I am in Chicago filming a movie. The director of the movie is also Puerto Rican and after discussing what happened [this week on ABC] we decided to do something about it.
This weekend we have off from filming so we have decided to do a mini-documentary in protest of what happened. The way we are doing it is by putting every Puerto Rican we know and come across here in Chicago in front of the camera stating their names, occupation and stating that they do not sell drugs.
This will be airing on You Tube. We already have the support of the Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago. We are also receiving videos from all over the USA and Puerto Rico through email which will be included in the video.
and the tag line at the end “I am Puerto Rican and I DO NOT sell drugs”
Tomorrow starting around 4pm CST, we will be recording people in the Puerto Rican Parade Committee Headquarters in Chicago. For those who cannot be there, we are asking them to send us videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. (IMPORTANT: For the people that will be sending videos, please put camera in horizontal position and send by tomorrow Sunday at 11 pm Central Time with no background sounds like tvs or people talking.)
We are asking them to do it ASAP as we will be editing all day on Monday
We already have press interested and covering the event tomorrow.
Also feel free to stop at Change.org a petition created by Letty Caban to have ABC Apologize.
If any of you have any questions feel free to send them my way.
Once again thanks to Darlene, Carlos (@kachifilms), Letty Caban, and the Great Julio Varela better known as @julito77 for giving their time and uniting against the same common effort.