Critics Slam Mexican TV Host for Brownface Parody of 'Roma' Star Yalitza Aparicio

March 7, 2019

Yeka Rosales, the host of a parody show on Mexican network Televisa, has come under fire for darkening her face and wearing a prosthetic nose to portray indigenous star Yalitza Aparicio. Aparicio earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in "Roma." Critics say Rosales' portrayal of her evokes ugly stereotypes and a long history of racism against indigenous people in Latin America. Network spokesman Alejandro Olmos said Televisa condemns racism and discrimination.

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