ABC Owes Puerto Ricans an Apology Says Serrano

Jan 5, 2012 Issues: Puerto Rico

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today called for an apology from ABC for the slur about Puerto Ricans used in the program “Work It.” He also asked that offensive line be edited out of any online or future re-runs of the show. 

“There is no explanation for allowing an insensitive and hurtful stereotype on a national television network, and an immediate apology is needed,” said Serrano. “Puerto Ricans deserve far more respect than to be portrayed in this light in prime time. We demand an apology and that this line be edited out of any future version of this program whether online, on rerun, or on DVD. Nothing less than this is acceptable.”