Bori-QUE? John Leguizamo’s dad: John isn’t Puerto Rican!
Update: John Leguizamo retains Puerto Rican Day Parade Ambassadorship. A spokesman for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade said he would not be stripped of his ambassadorship because the parade has a history of “inclusion and diversity,” Fox News Latino has confirmed.
John Leguizamo is not Puerto Rican, according to his own father in a bombshell interview published in today’s El Diaro Newspaper. Often thought to be the son of a Colombian mother and Puerto Rican father, his Dad is setting the record straight.
“My intention is to clear up this situation with my son John,” John Leguizamo’s father, said in the interview. “We are not Puerto Rican. I was born in Colombia and don’t have any family in Puerto Rico.”
The comedian who has become known largely through his Borica identity was named Global Ambassador to the Arts for Sunday’s Puerto Rican Parade.
Asked why he was coming forth now, he said, “I thought John had laid this to rest. I spoke to him about this two years ago and he said he was going to do it.”
“It hurts me that [John] lies to the Puerto Ricans and doesn’t stand behind his Colombian roots,” he added.
At the ceremony where he was named Global Ambassador, he said about the parade: “I will be there with my family … celebrating and being proud of who we are.”
Asked to comment, Blanca Lasalle, Leguizamo’s representative, told El Diario, “The only one who can respond properly is John.”
His Broadway Show, “Ghetto Klown” runs through July 10th.
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