Last month the head of Mercedes-Benz (whose HUGE volume dealership sits in Miami) issued an apology for using Che Guevara in a Mercedes ad campaign.
Now Ricky Martin (with many fans in South Florida–and poised to play a character named Che on Broadway’s Evita)–very carefully clarifies his role:
the Che he will play is not the iconic rebel Che Guevara. “I’m a character called Che, the voice of the people. Che in Argentina can be the taxi driver, the waiter, the bartender. I’m telling the story of Evita Peron. I’m the first person to sing in the musical and I deliver the last words.