This October 22 was shared on the channel Youtube from Tenoch Huerta a new broadcast of your show Extended version, which featured a conversation between their drivers Estefanía Veloz and Pancho Parra with him stand out and also conductor Carlos Ballarta.
For almost an hour they touched on various topics related to Mexico and its social context, such as the country’s corruption linked to political parties, until finally reaching the topic of the national comedy, a topic in which The name of Roberto Gómez Bolaños came up, Chespirito.
It was Pancho Parra who pointed out that the late actor and playwright had enjoyed special success in countries ruled by dictatorships, such as Chile in the 1970s.
“It was a type of humor where questioning is very noble, and it’s not, I don’t want to say slapstick, because it’s not slapstick comedy, but it’s not a humor that allows you to question a status quo (…) ”, Put on the table the presenter, to which Ballarta went further assuring that, although comedy does not have the responsibility to educate, or make people think, the character in question was linked to power.
“Chespirito It has been one of the worst things that has happened to Mexican comedy. At least in my house, if there is something that I do not let my son see, it is that bullshit, the net ”. That comment caught the driver’s attention, and that’s how Ballarta explained his point.
“I’m not usually that nailed, but sometimes I get nailed. And I say, for a matter of dignity, to know that Chespirito He went to Chile and appeared on two dates at the National Stadium, where students had been tortured.
Because of the fact that Pinochet received him with fucking honors as head of state, due to the fact that it was a success during all dictatorships. What I thought is: What does a dictatorship do but censor content that can harm it? What did they not censor? Chespirito”.
The controversial statements stand out resonated on social networks, where opinion was polarized, because while some seconded Ballarta’s perception, others were upset when considering that the remembered comedian He was an important figure in his childhood and in that of several generations of Latin Americans.
Now it was Estefanía Veloz, co-host of the program- who fanned the fire on Twitter by supporting what the comedian said: “I see annoyances from what Carlos Ballarta said about Chespirito. Is right, Chespirito he was an instrument of the Chilean and Argentine dictatorship, he was also an anti-rights promoter. In 1977 he made a Show in the torture center of Santiago during the military dictatorship“, wrote.
The lawyer attached her message with an old black and white photograph where it appears Chespirito on stage before a crowd, along with Ramón Valdés and Rubén Aguirre.
This comment generated a wide discussion on the social network, and with messages like these, the conversation revolved around the topic:
” I know of people who lend themselves to do shows on Televisa and they don’t even make gestures ”, ” I am sorry that Chespirito is so famous in Latin America, but here since I was a child it was known that it was a silly program, but elsewhere they have them as gods, just see the phenomenon of Don Ramón in Brazil”, ” Those were other times, more than forty years ago. Totally irrelevant today. ” I repeat SHOW. ”
Without replying to the comments received, Veloz emphatically finished off with a new tweet: “Chespirito and Vargas Llosa are ideologically the same person, but at least the second did write cool. “
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Estefanía Veloz joined Carlos Ballarta against Chespirito: “Instrument of the dictatorship”