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Eugenio Derbez, they assure that he did not honor Walter Mercado, made fun of him

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Comedian and film director Eugenio Derbez has been cancelled earlier today for the alleged "homophobic taunt"against the astrologer Walter Mercado when interpreting his character Julio Esteban.

All of this happened after his participation in the new documentary on the life of Walter Mercado.

Now, Eugenio is in trends after receiving harsh criticism and attacks on social networks, since he considers that his character "Julio Esteban" was a tribute to the astrologer.

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There I relate my admiration for this peculiar astrologer and how my character 'Julio Esteban' was, in some way, a tribute to Walter, "wrote the actor.

Eugenio's participation in the documentary and considering paying tribute to Walter, turned the actor into target of criticism, because they assure that she made a parody of him by means of homophobic taunts.

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Julio Esteban, as you will remember, is a character that Derbez interpreted in the 90s in shows like Derbez en vez and Al derecho and Al Derbez.

Um, no. Julio Esteban was a homophobic mockery. From my childhood it was one of the representations that made it most clear to me that I lived in a society that denigrated non-heteronormative people, "was one of the comments.

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Criticism and bad comments began to fill social networks very early this morning, however, Eugenio You haven't commented anything yet about.

Your character really is closer to a homophobic attack. As a gay, those skits were hurtful at the time. "

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Hopefully Derbez will make a statement about it soon, because on several occasions has shown great love that I had for the astrologer, so this may be a confusion.

We all know it was not a tribute, he was being completely homophobic and giving arms and validation to others to be as well. "

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