Saturday Night Live’s failure to include Hispanic Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro in its sketch about 2020 White House hopefuls is “completely unacceptable,” a top Latino advocacy group said Monday.
The sketch, titled “Impeachment Town Hall,” included spoofs of Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders. Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden.
Missing was Castro, the only Hispanic contender.
“The erasure of Secretary @JulianCastro, the only Latino running for president, by SNL is completely unacceptable. Now more than ever, representation matters,” tweeted Latino Victory Monday afternoon. “We hope @nbcsnl finds a Latino, there are plenty out there, to play Secretary Castro.”
Castro’s national political director Natalie Montelongo and national press secretary Sawyer Hackett also tweeted their disappointment.
It’s disappointing to see @nbcsnl erase @JulianCastro, the only Latino candidate in this race,” wrote Montelongo. “PS — We heard from @Vegalteno that @Lin_Manuel was ready to step into that role.”
“Interesting that @nbcsnl decided to cut one candidate out of this sketch,” tweeted Hackett. “Could you not find a Latino actor to play @JulianCastro?”
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