‘Sex And The City’ caused a lot of stir in modern times due to the lack of representation and diversity in the show. To rectify that, Sarah Jessica Parker and co. came back with ‘…And Just Like That’ with more representation of varied sexual orientations across the spectrum and people of color. One of the new additions to the show was Che Diaz, played by Sara Ramírez.
Che Diaz is a stand-up comedian who also hosts a radio show with Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw. However, the later trope of the character moves forward as Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda’s love interest. Throughout the first and second seasons, Che Diaz became one of the most hated characters in the series. Sara addressed the issue, reasoning that people are intolerant of gender non-binary people. Now, the actor might be out of the show, as they recently voiced their pro-Palestine stance.
Sara Ramírez Seemingly Confirms Their Exit From ‘And Just Like That…’
Hollywood is currently divided over the Israel-Palestine issue after the war broke out on October 7, 2023. The Palestine-affiliated terrorist organization Hamas attacked Israel, and in retaliation, Israel launched missile attacks in Gaza, causing dozens of casualties. Several celebrities, like Dua Lipa, Gigi Hadid, and others, have sided with Palestine.
Since the war broke out, actors like Melissa Barrera have been sacked from projects due to their pro-Palestine stance. Now, Sara Ramírez, who starred in the ‘Sex and the City’ spin-off, have allegedly exited the series. Recently, they posted a statement on Instagram about the behavior meted out to the actors who are pro-Palestine.
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In the statement, Sara Ramírez called Hollywood duplicitous. They alleged that the casting directors and agents are “making black lists of actors and workers who post anything in support of Palestinians and Gaza to ensure they will not work again.”
While calling Hollywood performative, Sara alluded to their exit from the series. They wrote, “It’s wild how performative so many in Hollywood are. Even more performative than the last character I played.”
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The Actor Alleged That World Is Intolerable Towards Gender Non-Binary People
Sara Ramírez played Che Diaz, a non-binary stand-up comedian who fall in love with Miranda as she leaves Steve to be with Che. However, as the first season progressed, the characters became increasingly intolerable due to their stances and behavior towards Miranda. Along with the audience, the critics also wrote off the character.
Sara Ramírez addressed the criticism in an Instagram post, writing, “I am not the fictional characters I have played, nor am I responsible for the things that are written for them to say. I am a human being, an artist, an actor.”
They added, “We are living in a world that has become increasingly hostile toward anyone who dares to free themselves from the gender binary or disrupt the mainstream.”
Sara Ramírez admitted being aware of the hate they got, but they decided to protect their “mental health” and “artistry.” The actor continued, “And that’s way more important to me because I’m a real human being. I’m really proud of the representation that we’ve created. We have built a character who is a human being, who is imperfect, who’s complex, who is not here to be liked, who’s not here for anybody’s approval. They’re here to be themselves.”
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