BoJack Horseman creator named the character "Todd Chavez" after a childhood friend -- without realizing he was Latino
Whether or not Todd Chavez is Latino has been hotly debated on the internet over the past five seasons, yet his ethnic and cultural identity has remained a mystery. Well, it turns out creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg didn't think about Chavez as being Latino. “I’m embarrassed to admit that it hadn’t occurred to me. I didn’t even realize that my friend in middle school was Latino.” he tells Vulture. "I want to be very honest, we have not talked about Todd’s race or cultural heritage a lot," he says. Bob-Waksberg doesn't want to take credit for creating a Latino character, especially when he's played by white actor Aaron Paul. “I didn’t want to feel like we were telling a Latino story that we were ill-equipped to tell, especially because we got some of that criticism with (Vietnamese-American) Diane, I think deservedly so, for being voiced by Alison Brie," he says.
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