The inclusion of Spanish actor Antonio Banderas as one of thefew "color" nomineesto the scar by some American media has unleashed thepolitics and the immediate reaction of social networkss, who have been quick to clarify that it is European and white.
Specialized publications in Hollywood asDeadlineorVanity fairthey mentioned Banderas as one of thefew cases of "person of color" nominated for scar, after the official announcement of the candidates for the awards of the Academy of Hollywood on Monday.
Both newspapers cited Banderas next to theAfrican-American actress Cynthia Erivoas the only "color" performers nominated for this year's scar, compared to comments on social media that the actorSpanish is European and white.
"Alonetwo colored actorsthey were nominated in the main acting categories while thewomen were absent in a better direction"wrote the publicationDeadline-one of the most consulted media in Hollywood-next to an image of Jennifer Lpez, the great absentee of this edition.
The tweet, which was deleted several hours later, received replies that reminded that"Antonio Banderas is from Spain, white and European"or criticized the confusion thatinvolve racial categorizationsin the United States, since they differentiate between Latin / Hispanic, Caucasian and African American.
Likewise, Vanity Fair linked the nomination of Erivo, the only African-American selected to compete in the Scar, with themention to Flags.
"Although the Spanishthey are not technically considered people of colorIt should be noted that Antonio Banderas was nominated for his leading role in the Spanish dramaPain and Glory"I wrote in your articleVanity fair.
A week ago, another important means of communication from the audiovisual industry,The Hollywood Reportr, he said that Banderas had been ignored by the British Academy at the Bafta Awards in an article about his lack of diversity, in which he joined his absence to that of Lupita Nyong'o, an African-American actress.
The racial classification applied by the United States iscontroversial for Hispanic or Latino people, since, although they are not differentiated as a different biological race according to conventional management, in the North American country they have acategory separated from the cauchsicain their population records.
This is something inaccurate since, for example, a large part of theSpanish or Mediterranean people are cautious but of Latin culture, heiress of classical Latin that will also include European countries such as Italy or France, in addition to much of the American continent through different historical processes.
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