Sara Ramirez Slams Article Comparing Them to ‘AJLT’ Character Che Diaz

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Sara Ramirez isn’t too happy with a current article that in contrast them to their And Simply Like That character, Che Diaz.

Ramirez, 47, took to Instagram on Tuesday, August 22, to slam a profile about them printed through The Lower again in June.

“Been pondering lengthy and laborious about how to answer The Hack Job’s article, ‘written’ by a white gen z non-binary one who requested me severe questions however anticipated a comedic response I assume (?),” Ramirez’s prolonged caption started.

They continued: “Right here’s the excellent news: I’ve a dry humorousness and a voice. And I’m not afraid to make use of both. I belief that these of you who matter, who will not be petulant kids, who’re sensible sufficient to catch on to what was truly happening there, can understand it for what it’s: an try to mock my thoughtfulness and softness, whereas dismissing a sound existence and actual human being in favor of television present critiques that belonged elsewhere.”

Ramirez, who has additionally appeared on Gray’s Anatomy, went on to emphasise that they’re “not the fictional characters I’ve performed” and are due to this fact not “liable for the issues which can be written for them to say.” Like Che, Ramirez is nonbinary and added that “we live in a world that has change into more and more hostile towards anybody who dares to free themselves from the gender binary, or disrupt the mainstream.”

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Ramirez’s feedback got here at some point earlier than the season 2 finale of And Simply Like That and two months after the piece in query was printed. Within the profile, the article’s writer, Brock Colyar, who can also be nonbinary, characterised a few of Ramirez’s feedback throughout their meetup as “heavy-handed” and “very … Che Diaz.”

Later within the piece, Colyar questioned in the event that they have been being “uncharitable” to Ramirez by questioning whether or not the Madam Secretary alum was “in on the joke” of Che Diaz, a personality who has been closely criticized because the Intercourse and the Metropolis spinoff premiered in December 2021. (The Each day Beast known as Che “the worst character on TV” in January 2022.)

Colyar then famous that each Ramirez and Cynthia Nixon, who performs Che’s love curiosity, Miranda Hobbes, dismissed their questions on Che’s unpopularity. (Ramirez instructed them that “anyone who advantages from patriarchy goes to have an issue with Che Diaz” whereas Nixon, 57, requested Colyar in the event that they needed to “unpack” their blended emotions concerning the character.)

Colyar wrapped up the piece by asserting that “one factor is unquestionably completely different” about Ramirez and Che: whereas Che has a behavior of smoking joints in public, Colyar didn’t really feel proper about providing Ramirez successful of their joint as they strolled by Manhattan’s Central Park collectively. “I wasn’t positive they might get the joke, or suppose it humorous,” Colyar wrote.

Ramirez disputed the characterization of their Instagram submit, writing, “Additional proof that this ‘author’ is aware of little extra about me than a Google search supplies, I might have fortunately smoked that joint with them.”

Though Colyar has not addressed Ramirez’s feedback concerning the profile, they’ve seemingly proven that they’re unbothered by the criticism by sharing Ramirez’s submit through their very own Instagram Story and retweeting a Self-importance Truthful article concerning the controversy.