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The San Jose Mercury News has criticized Lucha Libre USA character R.J. Brewer for “testing the bounds of satire” with his anti-immigration heel character. Lucha Libre USA will be running in San Jose on Friday night. Here what a spokeswoman for the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights had to say…
“It is absolutely detestable that they would condone repeating such vile hate just to improve ratings and ‘get a reaction’ from the audience,”
Lucha Libre USA responded with the following…
“The majority of the media treats it in a very serious manner – but there’s no reason it can’t also be sort of highlighted in a satirical manner at the same time.”