Actresses Eva Longoria and America Ferrera lampooned what many called Hollywood's casual racism on stage at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
"Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes," the "Desperate Housewives" star began, Time magazine reported
"I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez," Ferrera said, introducing herself.
"And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson," Longoria continued with a smile.
"Well said, Salma," Ferrera, joked, likely referring to Salma Hayek.
"Thank you, Charo," Longoria joked back.
Following their short routine, the pair announced Jon Hamm as best actor in a TV drama.
Several news outlets and entertainment critics praised the duo for using humor to point out that many Hispanic actors are seen as interchangeable.
"In case you missed it, America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are here with your friendly (annual) reminder that not all people of color look alike," commented USA Today
. It said further that the actresses "threw the classiest shade at the Golden Globes…Hollywood at large, and anyone else who can't be bothered to differentiate between brown people."
Others pointed out that the pair was also using their routine to point out that the Golden Globes itself confused Ferrera, star of "Ugly Betty" and the new show "Superstore," with Rodriguez, star of "Jane the Virgin," back in December on Twitter.
Us Magazine reported
that MTV Australia tried to play along with the routine, making a joke on Twitter that went over well with some, and not so well with others.
"Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what @AmericaFerrera and @EvaLongoria are saying #GoldenGlobes," the network wrote.
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