What happened with Sara Ramirez?
Since before the article about nonbinary star Sara Ramirez written by New York journalist Brock Colyar on June 20 came out, Ramirez battled criticism from fans.
However, this time Ramirez speaks out against nonbinary journalist Colyar for “mocking their thoughtfulness” and “dismissing their existence as a real person.”
During a June interview, Colyar mocked Ramirez for their comments that compared them to their “hated character.”
Now, Ramirez tried to set the record straight and took to social media calling the article a “hack job.”
“Been thinking long and hard about how to respond to The Hack Job’s article, “written” by a white gen z non-binary person who asked me serious questions but expected a comedic response I guess (?)”
“Here’s the good news: I have a dry sense of humour and a voice. And I am not afraid to use either.”
To recap, the article mocked Ramirez for having a “similar outlook” of the character Che Diaz.
They continued the statement by hoping that people would be smart enough and mature enough to see through the charade.
Further saying that the article mocked their thoughtfulness and softness and invalidating their existence.
“I am not the characters I play” Ramirez says.
While people try to be more accepting to those who dare to be different, Ramirez took time to reflect on the way they’ve been treated.
“I am not the fictional characters I have played, nor am I responsible for the things that are written for them to say. I am a human being, an artist, an actor.”
They added, “And we are living in a world that has become increasingly hostile toward anyone who dares to free themselves from the gender binary or disrupt the mainstream.”
Deciding to remind readers of a few things, Ramirez pointed out that just because they don’t identify by gender doesn’t mean they don’t care.
“First, that ‘I can love women (and I do), while not identifying as one.”
Secondly, they said “feminists come in all genders.”
And third, “when a cis man is in charge and has ultimate control of dialogue actors say, and you have a valid problem with it, perhaps you should be interviewing him.”
Ramirez emphasised that the article Colyar wrote showed that they didn’t know them.
Read the full article here.
Published by HOLR Magazine