Debra Saunders writes on SFGate about the decision by actress Maria Conchita Alonso to leave the Brava’s production of “The Vagina Monologues,” after pro-immigrant groups threatened a boycott because the actress appeared in an advertisement for a Republican candidate who is anti-immigrant.
“We really can’t have her in the show, unfortunately,” producer Eliana Lopez told KPIX. And: “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.”
Interestingly, this is precisely what Miami groups did when artists perceived as pro-Castro wanted to perform in Miami.