Eva Longoria is defending Donald Trump’s right to host “Saturday Night Live” after several Hispanic groups started a petition to get him dumped from the gig.
“This is part of freedom of speech, freedom of press,” Longoria said during an interview with The Wrap this week. “He has his right — not only that, Lorne Michaels has a right to book whoever he wants.”
The actress said that instead of protesting the show, those bothered by Trump should just change the channel. (RELATED: Donald Trump To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’)
“We as a Hispanic community have a choice to not watch it. That’s our choice.”
“That’s what we can do. That’s what you’re supposed to do. Boycott that night, and then let that show feel that ‘oh, OK we did make a bad decision.’ You cannot limit that choice to producers or a network. That’s their choice to do that.”
“But what you can do is [say], ‘OK you made that choice, therefore we will do this.'”
“The other side would’ve boycotted Hillary for whatever reason because of their beliefs. There’s always the other side.” (RELATED: Hispanic Groups Threaten NBC To Dump ‘Racist’ Donald Trump)