Back in November a Cuban exile group in Florida organized a protest against Martin calling him to task for glorifying the life of iconic Communist revolutionary leader Ché Guevara ("Cuban exile group stages hilarious protest against Ricky Martin").
At the time I pointed out that the original concept of the Ché character in "Evita" was not based on Guevara and now we have confirmation.
An excerpt from a Playbill article posted on February 10th:
The narrating role of 'Ché' is reverted to the way it was written for the original concept album – as an 'everyman' of the lower/working class, serving as the voice of the people; not Che Guevara. Using Che Guevara as inspiration for the role was a choice made by Hal Prince when staging the original production.Sorry angry Cuban American right wing extremists from Florida. You lose again.
- Guest post: Glee's awkward treatment of Latino stereotypes (Feb, 13, 2012)
- Cuban exile group stages hilarious protest against Ricky Martin (Nov, 19, 2011)
- The Lisa M. Interview (Sept. 22, 2010)
- Guest post: For this, and so much more, thank you Ricky Martin (May 20, 2011)
- JLo: It's OK to be out in the Latino music industry (March 14, 2011)
- Homophobes protest Ricky Martin and Univision in Miami (December 18, 2010)