Sofia Vergara best known for her role in Modern Family recently appeared in Netflix’s new series, Griselda, that premiered on January 25. Based on Griselda Blanco’s true story as a single mother from Colombia, who was a cartel leader, the show stars actors like Alberto Guerra, Christian Tappan, Martín Rodríguez, and more.
While fans are having high hopes for the show, Griselda Blanco’s son, Michael, expressed his anger and disappointment against how his mother has been portrayed in the series. In a discussion with DailyMail, 45-year-old Michael Blanco claimed he didn’t like the way Sofia Vergara transformed into Griselda, using facial prosthetics.
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Griselda Blanco’s Son Blasts Sofia Vergara for Griselda
Apart from her stunning grace and incredible physique that turned her into Hollywood’s s*x symbol, Sofia Vergara is famously known for her riveting performance in films and series like Modern Family. Recently, the Hollywood A-lister made headlines for her appearance in the new Netflix show Griselda, which narrated the story of the first female criminal billionaire, Griselda Blanco.
Focusing on the life and work of the Colombian cartel leader and single mother of four, Griselda Blanco, who had an active role amid Miami’s drugs scandal in the 70s and 80s, Sofia Vergara played the titular character in the show. But unfortunately, while fans appreciated her performance, Blanco’s son Michael Corleone Blanco blasted Vergara during his interview with DailyMail.
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“My mother was a beautiful woman and it’s crazy that a lot of people say ‘No, you’ve got to look more like a drug addict’… The fact that they call her ‘ugly’ that really offends me. People see the mug shots and just go from that, but when you read my book, you’ll see that my mother was called the porcelain doll in her youth.”
Infuriated by the depiction of his mother in the show, 45-year-old Michael Corleone Blanco claimed that his mother was “the crème de la crème” whom renowned personalities wanted to date.
Wild Fan Reactions Stand in Support of Sofia Vergara
Getting further into the discussion, Michael Corleone Blanco stated that he was disappointed with the way Sofia Vergara portrayed his mother, using prosthetics. Addressing the fact that they share the same heritage (both are Colombian), the 45-year-old stated that it was a “slap in the face” situation for him to see that Vergara would be so disrespectful towards another Colombian.
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“All I have to say is that if my mother was alive, she wouldn’t have got away with it… It’s such a slap in the face knowing that we come from the same land, that we come from the same culture… Not only is it a slap in my face, it is a slap in the face of my ancestors, that she would do such a thing. No matter where you are now, or how elite, it’s in the Colombian way.”
However, while Griselda Blanco’s son Michael Corleone Blanco expressed his disappointment in Sofia Vergara for portraying his mother as an ugly woman, fans shared a wild reaction to his comments. Standing by Vergara for her stunning depiction of the cartel leader, fans showered the actress with support. Calling out Blanco for slamming the actress, netizens brutally trolled Griselda Blanco.
Baby your mama was responsible for terrorizing the streets of Miami in the 1980s idk if porcelain doll is the best way to describe her lmao 😭 https://t.co/hJ6cbKmpOp
— Liv // Military Wife Era…AGAIN 😭 (@octobersoo) January 27, 2024
they got SOFIA VERGARA playing your mom on a netflix original series and you still complaining de por dios cállate https://t.co/WIHclHgCg9
— alex (@planetfrosts) January 27, 2024
nobody who looks at these 2 pics will think sofia is the ugly one 😭 https://t.co/ewaBNQaIXz
— will mcavoy’s arthritis (@macsmchale) January 27, 2024
nasty as hell for this side by side comparison https://t.co/3x4d4YtHJo
— Siya (@NexusLevy) January 27, 2024
I know its a son’s job to defend his mom but this aint it bro https://t.co/HGM4ZZN09N
— Bella✨ (@bella_tannn) January 27, 2024
To be fair, casting Sofia Vergara literally did her justice like 😭 https://t.co/8TDshoc4XX
— cami (@womensfilms) January 27, 2024
Eventually, a digital war broke out on X as fans started slamming Michael Corleone Blanco for making baseless comments. Appreciating Sofia Vergara in the process, fans praised her beauty while trashing Griselda Blanco.