A few weeks ago we highlighted the peace vigils by Boicot La Comay, an internet group started to protest La Comay, the Puerto Rican TV puppet host who received backlash after insensitive comments on the brutal murder of publicist José Enrique Gómez Saladín. The remarks by La Comay almost immediately created a wave of criticism and awareness of the longstanding hateful speech by the host of one of the most popular programs on Puerto Rican television, SuperXclusivo.
Seems that the Boicot efforts may have paid off, as it is now reported that Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa has finally stepped down, after reports that he would not accept the network’s new guidelines. The show was to be pre-recorded and edited before airing, and Santarrosa called it “censorship,” while we say, FINALLY. Close sources to the network, WAPA TV, say Santarrosa quit Monday, supported by the fact that Tuesday’s show was a re-run.
The story is still developing, but perhaps this is a good first step in ending the string of discontent and leading Puerto Rico into peace. Below is a video released by Pedro Julio Serrano, an activist who says that they will not back down in their fight against hate until the show is completely off air. But at least for now, “Ding, dong, the witch is (almost) dead!”