Comedian Paul Rodriguez Slams Eva Longoria, Rosie Perez for 'Mean-Spirited' Romney Comments
Comedian Paul Rodriquez put all joking aside this week to take some serious jabs at Barack Obama supporters Eva Longoria and Rosie Perez for making "mean-spirited" comments about Mitt Romney.
Rodriquez, who recently made in a Latino-targeted ad supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid, told Fox News Latino that while the two actresses have a right to support Obama, they have gone overboard in their criticism of the former Massachusetts governor.
"If I said mean-spirited things about President Obama, I'd be called a racist, a bigot," Rodriguez told Fox.
Longoria, who has been on the campaign trail for the president to get out the Latino vote, caused controversy this week when she retweeted a statement saying women and minorities supporting Romney would "have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic tw-t."
Longoria later apologized and took down the tweet.
Perez, meanwhile, appeared in a YouTube ad for the pro-Obama super PAC's Jewish Council for Education and Research and American Bridge 21st Century, which previously teamed up to produce the Samuel L. Jackson "Wake the f--k up" ad.
In the video, Perez mocks Romney for his comment at a secretly-taped May fundraiser, where he said it "would be helpful to be Latino" to get elected president.
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Perez starts out joking that the election would be "in the bag" for Romney if he was a "lesbian Latina."
"Unfortunately for you Mitt, you were cursed with the hard-knock life of growing as up the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive," Perez continued.
Then, taking on a serious tone, Perez stared into the camera: "Being Latino wouldn't win you the election. But saying jokingly that you wish you were might actually lose it for you."
Rodriguez, who appeared in the movie Without Men with Longoria, told Fox that he supported Obama in 2008 but decided to go with Romney this time around because he hasn't been happy with the president's performance.
“They don’t know the issues, they don’t know anything about foreign policy,” he said. “I’ve been to Afghanistan, I’ve served my country. I’m not someone who’s lying around my Hollywood pool and thinking about how I can get some publicity."
Responding to Rodriguez's comments, Longoria's publicist issued the following statement: "Eva loves Paul Rodriguez very much. She has worked with him, and respects his political views and opinions. Paul is obviously well educated and respected, and Eva supports anyone who is involved in their civic duty.”