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“I am optimistic that over 3,000 complaints have been filed with the FCC,” Rep. Velázquez told Latino Rebels on Wednesday.
La Comay Resoundingly Condemned in Puerto Rico for TV Sexualization of Candidate’s Underage Daughter
And we are surprised because?
Candidate for Puerto Rico Governor Says He Will File FCC Complaint Against ‘La Comay’ Puppet for Comments Against His Lineage
“There’s Pakistani or Indian blood running through the veins of Eduardo Bhatia,” Kobbo Santarrosa said behind the mask of a puppet.
More Than a Week After ‘La Comay’ Mocks Black Puerto Rican Woman With Racist Segment, SBS and MEGA TV Cannot Take Questions Right Now
“SBS or Mega TV does not have a statement to share at this time, since it is being discussed with our legal team. Once we have the official statement I’ll respond to your email immediately,” Vladimir Gómez, VP of Corporate Communications & SBS Talent Relations for Miami-based SBS, wrote to Latino Rebels on Friday.
‘La Comay’ has a long history of spreading racist, homophobic and transphobic propaganda, the HRC statement said.
BOICOT A LA COMAY Says That 8 Out of 12 Sponsors Have Canceled Ad $ Because of La Comay’s Anti-Black Comments [UPDATE]
According to Michelle Torres, who heads up public relations for Mega TV Puerto Rico as an independent contractor, the network does not have a statement to share at this time, since it is being discussed with the network’s legal team.
The latest controversy came after the Comay puppet ridiculed Ana Irma Rivera Lassén, a Black Puerto Rican woman who was the head of Puerto Rico’s Bar Association from 2012-2014. Rivera Lassén is openly lesbian and a 2020 senatorial candidate for the Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana party.
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The second day of the show also saw a four-point ratings drop.
In an Spanish-language interview published earlier today with Puerto Rico’s El Vocero, actor Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa is suggesting that he will return to Puerto Rican television two years after his top-rated “SuperXclusivo” show was taken off the air due to a highly publicized social media boycott against his La Comay puppet character. Saying that he […]
UPDATE, 3:00 pm EST: The president of Telemundo PR has responded to our founder’s request for comment, calling the rumors “false and absurd.” He also threatened to notify his security team as a result of that request. This morning the Facebook page of Boicot a La Comay, the social media community that successfully campaigned to […]
Before writing this story, we stopped for a minute to check that it was April 1, but it is not, it is May 29, and according to Puerto Rico’s El Vocero, there is a suggestion from Héctor Travieso that a new “more improved” “La Comay” show will return to the airwaves with , after the […]
Stop and think about this for a minute. The end of WAPA TV’s “SuperXclusivo” show began on December 4, 2012, when comments about the brutal death of publicist José Enrique Gómez made by co-hosts Kobbo Santarrosa (the actor who played the “La Comay” puppet) and Héctor Travieso spurned a social media movement that led to show’s […]
Originally published at JulioRVarela.com Of all the emails and messages I have received regarding the cancellation of WAPA-TV’s “SuperXclusivo” show in Puerto Rico, the following note at the end of this post by my cousin Omar Pereira basically sums up for me why I always thought that the Boicot a La Comay movement was a […]
Just hours after Kobbo Santarrosa, creator of the controversial “La Comay” puppet character of WAPA-TV’s “SuperXclusivo” show, resigned from WAPA, Metro PR is now reporting that Santarrosa is in negotiations to return to the air with Mega TV, a Miami-based network owned by the Spanish Broadcasting System. According to Metro, this return would occur in […]
UPDATE, January 9, 2013, 8:35 AM EST: Santarrosa has confirmed that he resigned from WAPA. The network has yet to comment. After El Nuevo Día reported that actor/producer Kobbo Santarrosa, the man behind the controversial “SuperXclusivo” show and the face behind the “La Comay” puppet persona, walked out of WAPA TV in response to revisions […]
Today HuffPost Live (video here) discussed the recent developments surrounding the “SuperXclusivo” controversy and boycott movement against Puerto Rico’s top-rated show and its puppet host, La Comay. The segment covered a lot of issues including the story the Rebels broke yesterday and later reported by our founder for NBC Latino about homophonic emails sent by the show. […]
We guess this is what happens when you get calls from The New York Times. In yesterday’s Times, Joe Ramos, President of Puerto Rico’s WAPA-TV and WAPA América, admitted that he had considered canceling the “SuperXclusivo” show with puppet host La Comay in response to a very public boycott that has led to major brands […]
The recent boycott against WAPA-TV’s “SuperXclusivo” and the controversy surrounding Puerto Rico’s top-rated show made the December 16 edition of The New York Times, and the Times story confirmed that WAPA’s president has considered canceling the show. After summarizing the events surrounding the origins of the boycott and the death of pubicist José Enrique […]