Ask a Puerto Rican, But Don't Expect Much of an Answer


What happens when the OC Weekly's Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Arellano somehow ends up on a Hollywood red carpet with Benecio "Che Guevara" del Toro? Hilarity!

The only thing I know about del Toro is that he's Puerto Rican, so I asked him what did he think about the nomination of fellow boricua Sonia Sotomayor to a seat on the Supreme Court. "Excellent, excellent," he snickered while turning around to speak with another reporter. […]

I decided to go even more political. "Puerto Rico: independence, commonwealth, or state?" I asked. He stopped. "What's your plan?" he shot back.

"I asked you—answer the question," I responded, peppering in some Puerto Rican slang to soften him up. It didn't work.

"What's your plan?" he yelled again. A handler was trying to guide him to safer terrain, but he tried to get closer.

"You're Puerto Rican; I'm Mexican." I said.

"Gimme a plan! Gimme a plan!" he started rambling before finally walking away.

COWARD. For someone who's expressed undying love for the commie Che Guevara, for del Toro to not take a stance on his homeland's limbo nature is weak.

Whole thing at the fab Hollywood gossip blog Crazy Days and Nights; link via LA Observed. Read all about Sonia Sotomayor's college thesis on Puerto Rican independence at this Google search link.

Arellano gave us his three biggest misconceptions about Orange County back in November 2008. And never forget Reason.tv's classic on "Hollywood's sick love affair with Che Guevara":