Rep. Velázquez: More Than 3,000 Complaints Sent to FCC Against Kobbo Santarrosa’s La Comay Show

“I am optimistic that over 3,000 complaints have been filed with the FCC,” Rep. Velázquez told Latino Rebels on Wednesday.

  • Oct 21, 2020
  • 5:41 PM

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.

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 3:27 PM

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.

  • Jun 21, 2020
  • 4:14 PM

Human Rights Campaign Calls for Cancellation of Puerto Rico TV Show ‘La Comay’ 

‘La Comay’ has a long history of spreading racist, homophobic and transphobic propaganda, the HRC statement said.

  • Jun 17, 2020
  • 11:48 AM

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.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 12:18 PM

After Mocking Prominent Black Puerto Rican Woman, Calls to Cancel ‘La Comay’ Return

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.

  • Jun 14, 2020
  • 11:54 AM

A Statement From Boicot a la Comay About Facebook Taking Down Its Page

We expect vigorous public debate, the free exercise of free speech from all ranges of opinion, but illegal means of seeking censorship will be responded by the legal exercise of our defense.

  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 3:56 PM

New La Comay Reboot Show Is Lacking Advertisers: Why?

The second day of the show also saw a four-point ratings drop.

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 4:42 PM

Kobbo Santarrosa: Puerto Rico ‘Wants and Needs La Comay’

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 […]

  • Feb 9, 2015
  • 2:42 PM

Is Telemundo PR Thinking of Bringing Back “La Comay” to Puerto Rican Television?

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 […]

  • Aug 11, 2013
  • 12:07 PM

Is “La Comay” Returning? Seriously?

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 […]

  • May 29, 2013
  • 8:14 PM

La Comay’s Replacement on WAPA Premieres February 11: Just More of the Same?

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 […]

  • Feb 10, 2013
  • 7:31 PM

Why La Comay Had to Go

Originally published at 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 […]

  • Jan 14, 2013
  • 8:55 AM

Will “La Comay” Move to Mega TV?

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 […]

  • Jan 9, 2013
  • 9:10 AM

Kobbo Santarrosa, Creator of “La Comay,” Resigns from WAPA TV

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 […]

  • Jan 8, 2013
  • 7:33 PM

From HuffPost Live: “Drop La Comay?”

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. […]

  • Dec 20, 2012
  • 1:36 PM

WAPA-TV President Says That “SuperXclusivo” and La Comay Won’t Be Cancelled… For Now

  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 […]

  • Dec 18, 2012
  • 12:22 AM

WAPA-TV President Tells New York Times: He Has Considered Canceling “La Comay” Show

  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 […]

  • Dec 17, 2012
  • 1:20 AM

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