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Maria Conchita Alonso out of production for supporting Tea Party candidate

Actress Maria Conchita Alonso out of production after supporting Tea Party Republican.
Actress Maria Conchita Alonso out of production after supporting Tea Party Republican.
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For all their talk of "tolerance," liberals often prove themselves to be the least tolerant people on earth. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso found herself kicked out of a San Francisco production after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor, CBS San Francisco reported Saturday.

Alonso, CBS said, starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Tea Party favorite seeking the GOP nomination for governor of California.

Donnelly opposes illegal immigration, and, CBS added, was once involved with the Minutemen Project, a group that patrolled the Mexican border looking for immigrants attempting to across.

“Politicians and big government are killing our prosperity, pushing welfare costs through the roof and driving our schools into the ground,” he says in the ad.

“We’re screwed,” Alonso jokingly translates in Spanish.

But that did not sit well with some, and Alonso "abruptly resigned" from a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” set to run in mid-February, supposedly over the backlash to the ad.

“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” said producer Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” she added.

Translation: You must think like us or else.

According to CBS, Alonso received a great deal of criticism from from listeners of San Francisco's Spanish-language radio station KIQI 1010 AM after expressing support for many of Donnelly's positions. Some also did not like her use of the word "illegal" to describe illegal immigrants.

CBS said that Alonso also "holds a chihuahua named 'Tequila' and uses some vulgar language which has also been a point of contention among some Latino viewers."

“We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Mission resident Jim Salinas, who also served as president of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club.

“First Amendment rights, we all have the right to say something. But it’s also our right to say we object to that,” Salinas said.

Leo Lacayo, a prominent San Francisco Latino Republican, called the ad "funny," and said it was "absurd" that someone would lose their job for their political views.

"So now it’s actually wrong to speak about upholding the laws of our land," said a post at Weasel Zippers. "Unbelievable."



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