Is Che Diaz No Longer???

In a new Instagram, Sara Ramirez calls out Hollywood for blacklisting people who are pro-Palestine…and hints at the end of their time on And Just Like That.

Is Che Diaz No Longer???
Photo:Craig Blankenhorn/Max

Welp, it sounds a lot like Sara Ramirez will not be reprising their role as And Just Like That…’s most…controversial (read: can’t look away from) character. And just like that…the Max series would get a whole lot less interesting, IMO. No, seriously. If this is true, what would we write about???

On Tuesday, as the Emmy’s discourse endured, Ramirez posted a pretty lengthy message to their Instagram followers. In it, they denounce the “duplicitous” entertainment industry—specifically, the blacklisting of those who are loudly pro-Palestine online.

“While they give awards away, casting directors and agents are making black lists of actors and workers who post anything in support of Palestinians and Gaza to ensure they will not work again,” Ramirez wrote. There’s been enough recent evidence to support Ramirez’ claims (i.e. Melissa Barrera) but one has to wonder if they’re also referring to themselves, given how vocal they’ve been online regarding the Israeli bombardment of Gaza since October 7.

“I get it. Awards are shiny and people need to pay their rent or feel special and powerful,” Ramirez continued. “Meanwhile we are beyond the 100 day mark on this ‘war’ that has been acknowledged by many, including the ICC, as a genocide. It’s wild how performative so many in Hollywood are. Even more performative than the last character I played.”

Considering the curious past tense of “play,” many are assuming we’ve seen the last of Che Diaz on AJLT. But the actor returned to the app on Wednesday morning with a slightly different message: “Don’t let tabloids distract you from what’s happening in Gaza. Really nice try, though.” So…are they or aren’t they coming back??? In fairness, Ramirez’s onscreen love interest, Cynthia Nixon, hasn’t exactly been shy about her support for Palestine and she’s still expected to reprise her role—however, it’s considerably more difficult to axe one of the primary characters.

The series was confirmed for a third season in December and is set to return in 2025, so, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

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