We don’t think the Bronx will be warmly welcoming one of its most famous native born, Jennifer Lopez, if borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has anything to do with it.
Last week “American Idol” featured contestant Travis Orlando, highlighting his upbringing in the Bronx at a homeless shelter and it was a blink portrayal: gritty, dirty “badlands”, violent, gang infested. Missing from this was J Lo’s version of the Bronx and all that is positive.
Diaz feels the Bronx has been very good to J Lo supporting her early in her career and offering a lot of opportunities to her and many aspiring artists. He is miffed she didn’t bring any of this up and allowed the American Idol millions of fans to believe such a one-sided negative view of the borough.
Good news is that Orlando advanced to the next show and Diaz is planning on voting for him and hopes everyone else does also.