You may remember Guillermo del Toro from The Shape of Water, one of the worst movies to ever win an Oscar, or the almost equally bad Blade II, or the recent Netflix campaign for Pinnochio that makes him seem like the next Walt Disney. But you may not realize that Del Toro, born to a Spanish automobile pioneer in Mexico was a victim of… racism.
After offering his support to animators, del Toro opined about the racism that he has faced at various points in his career as a Mexican filmmaker.
I didn’t realize Mexican filmmakers were a race.
Guillermo del Toro is a white Southern European with blue eyes. Like a lot of members of the conquistadors, he’s a white guy who through the addled identity politics of the Left is somehow a minority.
While del Toro said he’s happy that some progress has been made, he called on the Latin filmmaking community to stick together to fight the racism that they still face. He reminded minority filmmakers that, when one artist from a marginalized group achieves something great, they all benefit.
How exactly have Indian-descended Mexican crew benefited from Del Toro making millions of dollars?
This is the hoax of identity politics in a nutshell.
Del Toro has nothing in common with “minorities”. He’s not a minority. He’s a member of the majority elite in his own country. There’s no big box of minorities who all benefit when Del Toro gets a big check.
Del Toro said as he encouraged his fellow Mexican filmmakers to keep making great films. “There’s a lot of subtle racism. … There is a glass ceiling, and you have to keep pushing all the time.”
Really subtle racism that can only be detected by blue-eyed white guys.
But I’m sure Alfonso Cuarón feels very inspired by this pep talk along with the other successful Mexican directors who are doing perfectly fine in Hollywood.