In 2016, Hollywood Had The Lowest Number Of Latino Representation In Film Since 2007, A Study Finds

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The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has been tracking diversity and representation in films since 2007. The school’s latest study pulled together 900 films from 2007 to 2016 and examined the representation of several demographics, including women, LGBTQ, Latinos, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans.

USC’s “Inequality in 900 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT, and Disability from 2007-2016” paints a picture of what Hollywood was up to last year and the results show that white characters continue to dominate film roles. The study found that out of the 100 top-grossing films of 2016, 54 of them had no Latino speaking characters. The study further found that out of all the roles in the top 100 films, only 3.1 percent of the roles being Latino. Considering that Latinos make up 17.8 percent of the U.S. population, the film industry underrepresented the total of Latinos in film by 14.7 percent. According to the study, Latino representation in film reached its lowest number in 2016 since USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism started the study in 2007. The highest number of Latino representation took place in 2015 with 5.3 percent of the roles in films being Latino.

“You have a huge Latino story in America that’s being forgotten,” Rick Najera, a screenwriter told LA Weekly. “The putting down of Latinos is so prevalent in our country. Look at the president. Subconsciously, if America is saying, ‘We don’t want Latinos,’ it’s not a stretch for Hollywood to say, ‘Does the character have to be Sanchez?'”

Read the full study here.

(H/T: LA Weekly)

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Shakira’s Husband Got Roasted Online After His Post About Neymar Staying With Barcelona Backfired


Shakira’s Husband Got Roasted Online After His Post About Neymar Staying With Barcelona Backfired

After playing with FC Barcelona for four years, Brazilian star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is reportedly joining French giants Paris St. Germain. And this is how some of his closest teammates are saying goodbye…

“It has been a great pleasure sharing all of these years with you, my friend. I wish you the best of luck in this new chapter of your life. We’ll see each other soon. Love you.” -Lionel Messi

In addition to Messi, Barcelona defender Sam Umititi also posted a heartfelt message on Instagram.

“A nice season with you brother, both on and off the field. Best of luck!” -Samuel Umtiti

A few days prior, things were much different. Gerard Piqué (aka Shakira’s husband) posted a picture with a caption that really threw off Barcelona fans.

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Se queda.

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“Se queda,” wrote Piqué, which translates to “he’s staying.” At first, it appeared that Piqué was putting all the Neymar rumors to rest.

Unfortunately for Piqué, a few days later, Barcelona confirmed Neymar asked for a transfer. And people were ready to roast Piqué for giving them false hopes.


These people were getting ready with their best meme material.

And guess what… Piqué was wrong.


Uh-ohhhh…. Piqué is in trouble.

So of course, all of the memes started to roll in. 🙂


Goodbye Neymar ?

Bleacher Report created this hilarious animation:

So sad.

While others took it back to this classic meme…


LOL. Just when you think Crying Jordan is dead.

And the constant butt of the joke was Piqué’s use of these two simple words: “Se queda.”

So just to clarify Piqué’s Instagram post, Neymar is not staying with Barcelona.


The 25-year-old Brazilian will reportedly join PSG in a $595 million deal (including wages and transfer fee), the biggest in history. ?

For Barcelona fans, it’s sad that Neymar is leaving the team, but at least they’ll have these memes to remember his final moments.

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