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Bitter Desperate Housewives castmate rails against Huffman’s ‘white privilege’: ‘I saw 8-years worth of it’

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“Desperate Housewives” actor Ricardo Chavira didn’t mince words in responding to castmate Felicity Huffman receiving a 14-day sentence last month for her part in the college admissions scandal.

The Hispanic actor, a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, chalked what was seen by many as a light penalty up to “white privilege.”

Not only that, Chavira embraced the whole victim mentality of the left in declaring that he experienced discrimination on the set.

“White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean sh*t to these people,” Chavira tweeted last month in response to a Variety article on Huffman’s case.


Huffman paid an admissions consultant $15,000 to help change her daughter’s SAT answers and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in the scheme.

The 56-year-old actress received a sentence of 14 days in jail and a fine of $30,000 — the time behind bars is set to commence on October 25 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California.

So passionate about the “slap on the wrist,” Chavira came back with another tweet to further emphasize how he was discriminated against on the ABC show, adding that as a “halfbreed,” he has been victimized his entire life.

“I saw Eight years worth of it working on Housewives,” he said. “I’ve seen a lifetime of it being a halfbreed, and I’ve struggled w the intricacies of it on a daily basis w all the cultural bias I’ve received on both ends. But whatever. Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this shit.”

Of course, a photo pinned at the top of his Twitter feed pretty much says all that needs to be said about his left-wing political views.


Chavira played Carlos Solis, the husband of Eva Longoria’s character, on “Desperate Housewives.”

As for Longoria, she wrote a letter of support for Huffman’s sentencing saying the actress was always supportive of her, to include when Longoria was snubbed by the Golden Globes.

“I also know these things may sound like first-class problems or small insignificant moments,” Longoria said in the letter, according to the Daily Mail. “But to a young, naïve, Mexican girl who felt like I didn’t belong, those gestures meant the world to me.”

She also said that Huffman backed her charities for Latino children.

“The most special part about this is that my charities were always for children of the Latino community,” Longoria said. “There were so many times Felicity was the only white woman in the room helping me improve the lives of these brown faces and families. I will never forget that.”

Social media users were struck by Chavira’s silence all those years on the show, in the face of such intolerable conditions.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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