John Leguizamo says pro-Trump Latinos are like 'roaches for raid', Internet calls him 'typical tolerant liberal'

The actor spoke about Hispanics who support Donald Trump and said that they were self-haters who did not care about their people 'who are in cages'

                            John Leguizamo says pro-Trump Latinos are like 'roaches for raid', Internet calls him 'typical tolerant liberal'
John Leguizamo (Getty Images)

Actor John Leguizamo during his appearance on HBO’s 'Real Time with Bill Maher' on Friday, October 16, made some provocative remarks about fellow Hispanics who support President Donald Trump. Maher at one point in the interview had referred to a recent report that indicated that POTUS was popular among young, Hispanic male population and said, "Trump is doing rather well with young Latino men because of the machismo factor, and — well, I see you shaking your head."

To this Leguizamo replied, "Latin people for Republicans are like roaches for Raid. Let’s just get real. So, I just feel like there’s a level of self-hate, or just lack of care for the rest of your Latin brothers and sisters who are in cages, who are being demonized by this president." Maher had also called the actor out for using the term Latinx, which is reportedly only used by a rare 3% of the Hispanic population in the country. Maher said, "It’s mostly a White thing." To this Leguizamo reverted, "Nah, it’s a woke thing,” and Maher responded, “Well, that’s a White thing.”

Leguizamo also cited the El Paso attack from 2019 and stated that “hate crimes against Latin people are way up”. He asked supporters of Trump, “You don’t care so you’re gonna vote for this braggadocio president?” The actor's sentiment received a lot of support on social media. One user commented, "One hundred and ninety ninety percent CORRECT. If you're latino or a - who supports trump, you do not deserve to breathe."

Another appreciated the actor's use of words and shared, "'Roaches for Raid' Very good — may borrow it myself to make a point someday." One user commented, "I know some Latino Trump supporters who find a way to justify it because the people he deports & puts in cages are not from their country of origin i.e., Trump is deporting Guatamelans who they claim are falsely seeking asylum using a script, he is not deporting Cubans like them." Another said, "Most accurate statement I've ever heard." One more said, "He is not lying though."








However, many did not agree with his point of view and shared their opinion too. One user wrote, "No they’re butterflies finally coming out of their cocoons. You’re a roach that sticks to a s****y environment where even Raid is powerless. Stand united & support your community until it suits your narrative, the moment you have a different opinion, you’re a traitor. Hypocrite."

Another user wrote, "Typical tolerant liberal." One of them also pointed out that abusing or trolling such supporters is of now use and shared a sarcastic note, "Throwing insults will really change people’s minds." Another sarcastic comment was, "Guess little Johnny supports other marxists like Fidel in Cuba and Maduro in Venezuela? Good job there Johnny!"





Other than Hispanics who supported Trump, Maher also spoke about Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden's Catholic faith. Speaking of a wild conspiracy theory, the actor shared, "They’re (Republicans) spreading this stuff that Biden is about to steal the Virgin Mary. First of all, he’s a super Catholic. Come on, I’m a God-less comic, like yourself. What’s he gonna be, like the Grinch with a big bag stealing the Virgin Mary? Who’s gonna carry those heavy-ass statues? Come on! He’s not taking the Virgin Mary."

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