Sara Ramirez, Non-binary Star, Suggests They Were Cut from And Just Like That over Pro-Palestine Views and Criticizes the Character as ‘Performative’

Sara Ramirez, Non-binary Star, Suggests They Were Cut from And Just Like That over Pro-Palestine Views and Criticizes the Character as ‘Performative’

And Just Like That star Sara Ramirez has hinted they’ve been axed from the Sex and the City spin-off over their pro-Palestine stance – then insulted their ‘performative’ character. 

Ramirez, 48, a non-binary actor who plays Che Diaz, and who uses they/them pronouns, on Tuesday shared a series of posts on Instagram implying they will not return for the third season.

‘Our industry is so duplicitous,’ the former Grey’s Anatomy star wrote, the night after the Emmy Awards.

‘While they give awards away, casting directors and agents are making blacklists of actors and workers who post anything in support of Palestinians in Gaza to ensure they will not work again.

Sara Ramirez is seen as Che Diaz, alongside Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw

Sara Ramirez is seen as Che Diaz, alongside Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw

‘While they lift up some of their own clients who have spoken up against this genocide, they are firing and letting others who have smaller platforms go.

‘While they award ‘lgbtq orgs’, they are silent on those orgs ties to weapons manufacturers who are currently supporting the Israel military as it commits genocide on Palestinian lives that include LGBTQIA2S+ lives.’

Ramirez mocked people who need awards – ridiculing them as something ‘shiny’ that makes people ‘feel special and powerful.’

But the performer said it was a dark time to celebrate, while thousands were dying in Gaza. Ramirez previously took to the streets of Brooklyn waving a transgender flag at a Palestinian protest. 

‘It’s wild how performative so many in Hollywood are,’ she said. ‘Even more performative than the last character I played.’ IMDb listed Che as Ramirez’s most recent role. 

Ramirez’s use of the past tense suggested her time in the role was over. DailyMail.com has contacted Ramirez for comment. A spokeswoman for And Just Like That executive producer Michael Patrick King refused to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.  

Ramirez plays Che Diaz a comedian whose introduction and love affair with Sex and the City icon Miranda Hobbes divided fans.

Some fans were angered Che had split up the marriage of Miranda and Steve Brady, while others moaned that Che’s jokes fell flat. 

Ramirez on Tuesday posted a photo of themselves at a protest on January 13 in DC

Ramirez on Tuesday posted a photo of themselves at a protest on January 13 in DC

Ramirez's character begins a relationship with Cynthia Nixon's character, Miranda

Ramirez’s character begins a relationship with Cynthia Nixon’s character, Miranda

Ramirez and Nixon are pictured on set in New York City

Ramirez and Nixon are pictured on set in New York City

Her derision of her character echoes a line she said in the show.

In the second season, Che Diaz is given a pilot for a Netflix comedy show, which flopped. 

But Diaz struggles with how the Netflix producers want them to appear, and says they are reduced to ‘just some phoney, sanitized, performative, cheesy, dad joke bulls**t version of what the non-binary experience is.’

Ramirez also, in a separate post on Tuesday, thanked people who have stood by her, implying that she has been going through a difficult time.

‘I am so grateful for the people in my life who have helped me, and are still supporting me, in healing and getting free,’ she wrote.

‘Thank you for helping me peel back the layers of conditioning, socialization and trauma.

‘Thank you for helping me take responsibility for my own humanity as I continue to lean into the discomfort of growth and change.

‘Thank you for not exploiting me and discarding me.

‘Thank you for calling me in and holding me close while I forge a path of empowerment and authenticity.

‘Thank you for reminding me my softness is one of my many superpowers.

‘This is about being human and showing up with courage and curiosity no matter how bumpy the road there gets.’

The 48-year-old Mexican-American is pictured at a Queers for Palestine rally in Brooklyn

The 48-year-old Mexican-American is pictured at a Queers for Palestine rally in Brooklyn

The series was officially renewed for a third season in August.

‘We are thrilled to spend more time in the Sex and the City universe telling new stories about the lives of these relatable and aspirational characters played by these amazing actors,’ said executive producer and showrunner Michael Patrick King at the time.

‘And Just Like That… here comes season 3.’

But production was delayed by the Hollywood writers’ strike, which began in May.

In November, the strike ended and writers resumed work.

Filming has not yet begun, and Max, which airs the show, has confirmed it will not be on our screens until 2025.

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