Her show was unceremoniously canceled by the ABC Broadcasting Network and Cristela Alonzo was understandably upset. It didn’t help matters that she was forced to deal with trolls hurling insults at her on Twitter.
In a long and emotional blog post, the comedian laid bare how she felt about the lack of support her self-titled sitcom received from the network. Cristela also made it clear that despite harsh criticism, she felt it was important to tell stories based on her family and personal experiences.
I thought it was important to show my family because there had never been one like that on TV before. A lot of the time, Latinos are shown as cholos/cholas that ride around in lowriders. I didn’t grow up that way but I always respected authentic stories that (as you’ll find in movies like Mi Vida Loca) showed that life because that lifestyle is someone’s reality.
Our sincerest hope for the talented Ms. Alonzo is that she get another chance to tell her story and we eagerly await Cristela’s next move.
Stay strong, mija!
All this time we were aiming to be your garden variety troublemakers.
During our interview with social entrepreneur and Latino community leader Elianne Ramos, Mike and I were confronted with the shocking revelation that we are both social media influencers.
When a nationally recognized expert and one of the most influential Latinas in social media tells you you are an influencer, you better just accept it and learn to deal with the responsibility.
Going by the online sobriquet ERGeekGoddess, Elianne Ramos builds large-scale engagement through social media and PR and looks to inspire Latinos and non-Latinos through her writing.
For over 18 years, Elianne has helped corporations, non-profits and individuals amplify their reach through strategic communications with just the right touch of creativity and heart.
While Robles & Rosado come to grips with our growing online impact, listen to Elianne Ramos layout why it’s more important than ever before for Latinos to find their voice online and in the voting booth.
By the way, do you think “Influential Troublemaker” works on a business card?
Robles and Rosado are running a fever… a FIFA World Cup fever!
Okay, that might be a huge overstatement as both Mike and I don’t even know what countries have actually qualified for the tournament.
We do know that millions of people across the globe are besides themselves with anticipation for the quadrennial football extravaganza but citizens of Brazil are concerned with the spending toll this and the upcoming Olympics is having on the South American economic giant.
The American Broadcasting Company and its affiliated networks are broadcasting all the World Cup games and are also embracing diversity in a big way.
In truth, they appear to be throwing a huge bear hug on diversity.
The network’s upcoming fall schedule will debut new shows featuring Asian, Black, and Latino leads and are betting on a large minority audience to pull up their overall ratings.
Also on this super-sized 10th episode we debut a new feature called “Truth or Stereotype” where we identify the many Latino stereotypes and try to decide if they’re based on truth.
Mike and I also discuss the tightrope walk the topic of race can be in a stand-up comedy routine. Despite being a master of the art Mike still needs to dissect every nuance of a “bit” for a topic that can elicit very strong emotions. Obviously he doesn’t shy away from discussing the controversial subject regardless of the audience: