Felicity Huffman’s Former “Desperate Housewives” Co-Star Ricardo Chavira Calls Her Sentence “White Privilege”
Ricardo Chavira, the man who played Eva Longoria’s TV husband on Desperate Housewives, had some thoughts about Felicity Huffman getting a slap on the wrist for her involvement in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal. He was pissed. Unlike Eva, who went out of her way to write a fawning letter to the judge on Felicity’s case detailing what a wonderful person she is, Ricardo doesn’t seem to think Felicity’s a wonderful person AT. ALL.
According to Deadline, on the day Felicity’s 14-day sentence was announced, Ricardo #tooktotwitter to express his disdain for “these people” to whom “accountability and responsibility don’t mean shit” and called the sentence “white privilege”. Here’s Ricardo’s salty take!
White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean shit to these people. https://t.co/HMIKzGKDbp
— Ricardo Chavira (@RicardoAChavira) September 14, 2019
He also wrote (via Deadline):
He followed it up with a second tweet, claiming he witnessed “privilege” and experienced “bias” during his run on the series.
“I saw eight years worth of it working on Housewives. I’ve seen a lifetime of it being a halfbreed, and I’ve struggled with the intricacies of it on a daily basis with all the cultural bias I’ve received on both ends. But whatever. Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this shit,” he wrote.
It’s unclear why his weeks old tweet is just now making the rounds. Maybe it’s because DH just celebrated its 15 year debut-aversary and some enterprising sleuth thought, “I wonder what Ricado’s up to these days sweet jesus I’ve struck gold!”. And his position hasn’t changed.
“La verdad no peca, pero incomoda.” https://t.co/6pUVk3Sg3L
— Ricardo Chavira (@RicardoAChavira) October 9, 2019
Translation (via Google): “The truth does not sin, but uncomfortable“. Alternate translation (via me): I SAID WHAT I SAID!
As we know, the actresses on DH were thick as thieves and have stood by each other through all manner of diversity. Well, except for that time Felicity, Eva, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and all left Nicollette Sheridan in the dust after she accused showrunner Marc Cherry of assault. Oh, and that time Eva went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and tried pretend Teri never existed. But other than that, Eva and Felicity are apparently still tight (and Marcia probably doesn’t give a shit about any of them). But we never thought to ask, how do the men of Wisteria Lane feel about solidarity?
I mean, it’s not like Felicity got special treatment. These other parents also got hard time for simply trying to give their kid’s a fighting chance!
2 wealthy parents were sentenced to a month in jail for paying $125K to have their daughter's college entrance exams corrected.
They're among the 35 parents charged in a major college admissions fraud scam, including Felicity Huffman (who got 14 days). pic.twitter.com/K9M3Wt9Su7
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 9, 2019
When I see shit like this, I don’t automatically think “white privilege”, I think that poor man looks so sad, who will feed the cat, oh yeah the maid probably already does that!