Ex-Luigi actor John Leguizamo has doubled down with criticizing the new Super Mario Bros. Movie once again that the film has too many white people.
When asked if he was going to watch the movie, Leguizamo said he outright refuses to give the film a chance because it’s lacking in “inclusion.”
“No I will not [be watching]. They could’ve included a Latin character,” Leguizamo said to TMZ. “Like I was groundbreaking and then they stopped the groundbreaking.”
He added, “They messed up the inclusion. They dis-included. Just cast some Latin folk! We’re 20% of the population. The largest people of color group and we are underrepresented.”
As mentioned, Leguizamo played the role of Luigi in the infamously bad 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. film, which he co-starred alongside Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper.
When asked again if he was definitely not watching the movie, Leguizamo promptly said “Hell no!”
The new Super Mario Bros. Movie stars Chris Pratt and Charlie Day as Mario and Luigi, respectively. An ongoing claim made by some is that both actors are white, and thus the film lacks non-white actors.
All of the above furor has apparently begged the question once again: are Italians white? Your truly doesn’t believe that Italians are white, we are a unique breed of Mediterranean blood.
Furthermore, if Leguizamo had did his homework he’d know that Charlie Day (Luigi) is of Italian descent. Peach’s actress, Anya Taylor-Joy, is also from Argentina – thus making her latino.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie just premeired this week in North America. The Japanese premiere is still set for April 28th.