A Mexican politician has said that parents should hire nannies like in the movie Roma as the government phases out publicly funded childcare.
Congressman Manuel Huerta Ladrón de Guevera said that parents should employ help similar to the nanny portrayed by Yalitza Aparicio in Oscar-winning Roma.
‘Remember that it can be in a childcare facility or you can opt for a family member or a person like a Cuarón-type, who cared for a girl and who even won an Oscar, so they can see that Yalitzas do work out,’ de Guevera, the Guerrero state representative, said on Wednesday.
Mexican Congressman Manuel Huerta Ladrón de Guevera (pictured) says that families should consider hiring a worker, like the one that Mexican indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio portrays in Roma
Yalitza Aparicio (pictured) received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role in Roma
‘Roma’, which was directed by Alfonso Cuarón, tells the story of a domestic worker looking after a family in Mexico city and the daily challenges she faces.
Aparicio starred as a maid named Cleo who becomes pregnant as she looks after the family’s four children just as the parents’ marriage is breaking up.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that the publicly funded daycare program, which assisted working mothers, would be phased out.
The government will now provide financial assistance directly to parents, who can then decide what childcare options suit them best.
Although the Netflix Oscar-winning film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and took home three gold-plated bronze statuettes for Foreign Language, Best Cinematography and Best Director, Aparicio has been at the receiving end of racist attacks online and by her own countrymen.
The original poster for the Netlflix movie ‘Roma’ which won three Oscars last month
The indigenous Mexican actress was recently the subject of a parody on a comedy show that airs on Mexican-based network Televisa.
A Mexican actress also dressed up in ‘brownface’ and wore a prosthetic nose to mock Aparacio, who was nominated for Best Actress at last month’s Oscars.
A week before Aparicio and her castmates took over the Hollywood stage, fellow Mexican actor Sergio Goyri went off on the actress’ Oscar nomination, saying she was a ‘f****** Indian who says, ‘Yes, ma’am, no, ma’am.’
DailyMail reached out to Aparicio’s representatives for comment.