A distinguished group of Hispanic women are blasting "The View
" for allegedly making disparaging remarks against co-host Rosie Perez
... saying they are both racist and sexist.
The group referring to themselves as #YoSoyRosie is responding to a "View" source who spoke to the NY Daily News
and said Rosie, "is not the sharpest tool in the box," and most recently told Variety
that "Ms. Perez can't read a TelePrompTer."
The group just put out a letter
, obtained by TMZ , "questioning a woman's intelligence is an old stereotype that is sexist and in this case also racist" and they go on to say "when you disparage the only Latina on 'The View', you disparage all Latinas."
#YoSoyRosie members include high profile names like New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
and NY Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez
and best selling author Esmeralda Santiago
Rosie is scheduled to appear on "The View" Thursday to address the comments.