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Eva Longoria's 'Devious Maids' Accused of Portraying Latinos in Degrading Stereotypical Role
UK Daily Mail ^ | 14:48 EST, 21 June 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 06/21/2013 2:53:53 PM PDT by drewh

'Devious Maids,' the new television series produced by actress Eva Longoria that tells the story of five Latino housekeepers, is being criticized for portraying Hispanics in demeaning and stereotypical roles. The maids, who on the upcoming Lifetime show face scorn and condescension from their wealthy Beverly Hills employers, have been accused of 'degrading' Latino women.

Damarys Ocana, executive editor of Latina magazine told ABC News: 'There probably wasn't a Latina in the country who didn't initially roll her eyes of "oh great, here we go again. Another Latina character that's a maid."'

Eric Deggans, a media critic for Tampa Bay Times, ‏ commented: 'Lifetime's Devious Maids raises a pointed question: Where is line between exploding a stereotype and exploiting it?'

And the user GeekChicStar added: 'Am I the only Latina who thinks "Devious Maids" is degrading?'

But Ms Longoria has defended the show, which she produced with Desperate housewives creator, Marc Cherry.

'Where is line between exploding a stereotype and exploiting it?' 'When we get any sort of backlash, sort of "they are playing the stereotypical maids," my immediate response is that "so you're telling me those stories aren't worth telling?" the 38-year-old actress said in an online video promoting the show. Ana Ortiz, one of the show's stars, admits she was at first turned off by the show, but after studying it, she changed her mind.

'To be honest, I had the same reaction,' the actress, whose grandmother was a maid, told US Weekly. 'When I first saw the script, I was like, "Really?"

She added: 'The more that we talk about it, the more people are aware of it, the better.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aliens; josejimenez
I'm heavily leaning not guilty of offending politcal correctness here...


1 posted on 06/21/2013 2:53:53 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Stereotypical = truth?

I’m sure there are prick beverly hills celebrities that treat their servants like trash.

Fact = RACIST.


2 posted on 06/21/2013 2:57:51 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028
Innocent of all charges. :)


3 posted on 06/21/2013 2:59:50 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

She ain’t looked like that in 10 years.


4 posted on 06/21/2013 3:01:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: drewh

I’d hit it.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 3:01:56 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: drewh

What’s wrong? I thought all of these people were ‘doing work that no Americans want to do’ so why would this program be discriminatory when it reflects the popular leftist narrative that’s been read into the Congressional Record countless times in the past month?


6 posted on 06/21/2013 3:02:05 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: FreedomStar3028
Doing the dishes never looked so good. Heck's she's a died in the wool commie Demon-rat and I might watch if it looks like this!


7 posted on 06/21/2013 3:06:00 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

My mother worked as a maid. I worked as a custodian at MIT to pay for school.

What’s degrading about honest work?


8 posted on 06/21/2013 3:08:46 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Eva's got money now so she doesn't have to do promotion anymore.

The pin up shots are much more offensive to La Raza I would think...


9 posted on 06/21/2013 3:11:59 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

If you do a search on the internet you can find a picture of her flashing her lady parts.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 3:12:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Jewbacca
What’s degrading about honest work?

bump-a-mundo!

11 posted on 06/21/2013 3:13:13 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: drewh
She ain't all that without makeup. Too brain-dead liberal for my liking.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 3:17:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Nice mustache.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT by funfan
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To: FreedomStar3028

I once saw a brief promo interview with Esai Morales. He said something along the lines of “[white] producers put me in positive authoritative roles. Latin producers like me to portray the lowest of the low. Go figure.”


14 posted on 06/21/2013 3:26:02 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: dfwgator
Hooray for typecasting!


15 posted on 06/21/2013 3:30:34 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

She’s used the latina thing to cry victim and get ahead.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 3:31:14 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: drewh

Do I dare put the ‘aliens’ keyword on this one?
Oh sure, why not!?


17 posted on 06/21/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: dfwgator

Is that Gene Shalit?


18 posted on 06/21/2013 3:34:05 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

19 posted on 06/21/2013 3:40:52 PM PDT by drewh
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To: I want the USA back

Is a big ODumbo supporter and back the “comprehensive” immigration reform. Men stay away like the good book says. She can led you astray =) A Commie always a Commie.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 3:56:49 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: drewh

Meanwhile there’s a provision in the new Amnesty bill for 20k visas for low skill, low education workers specifically for the hospitality industry. Law imitating art imitating reality?


21 posted on 06/21/2013 4:00:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: NonValueAdded

Rush said its a payoff to the SEIU Unions in Nevada.


22 posted on 06/21/2013 4:00:59 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

“produced by actress Eva Longoria”

That’s enough for me to just say no to Devious Maids.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 5:08:48 PM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: drewh
From growing up on SoCal, I can say with confidence there are very very few Latino chicks that look anything like her.

The jokes about Latino chicks and Sharpie pens are accurate.

24 posted on 06/21/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: drewh

The irony is her family owns land in Texas, a fair amount of land. It was granted to the family over 200 years ago by the King of Spain.

Not too many maids in her family tree...


25 posted on 06/21/2013 7:25:28 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: GreenLanternCorps

King of Spain! I’ll always be King of Spain.


26 posted on 06/21/2013 7:32:12 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: drewh

That’s a pretty impressive display of “No Hotlinking Allowed.” Must be some serious boobs there.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 7:55:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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