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María Conchita Alonso: ‘Vagina Monologues’ booted me for ‘fighting communism’

By David Edwards
Sunday, January 19, 2014 10:39 EDT
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María Conchita Alonso speaks to Fox News
 
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Conservative actress singer-actress María Conchita Alonso asserted on Sunday that she had lost her job performing a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues” because she made an ad supporting a tea party candidate.

In an advertisement released last week, Alonso praised California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who founded the anti-immigrant Minuteman movement in California, and the size of his testicles.

“He has big ones… and he is angry… but we are all California!” she said.

By Friday, Alonso had been forced to resign from the play after backlash from the Latino community.

“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” show producer Eliana Lopez explained to KPIX. “Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission [District]. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,”

Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Alonso she supported Donnelly’s bid for governor because she hoped he would create more acting jobs in California and that would raise the minimum wage.

“I also like the way he wants the government to stay away from our lives,” she added. “You know, it’s our lives, it’s our decisions to do with our lives whatever we want. We should not depend on a government.”

Alonso continued: “You know, I fight against communism. And when you have to depend on a government, that’s what they want, to control you. And that’s communism.”

“Yeah,” Fox News host Clayton Morris agreed.

As for her job performing “The Vagina Monologues,” Alonso said it was “no big deal.”

The actress pointed out that activists had vowed to boycott the Spanish-language play over her support of the anti-immigrant candidate.

“And I said, the other actors don’t have to go through this,” she remarked. “I said, they don’t deserve this. It’s on me only.”

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 19, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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