Remember Sebastien de la Cruz? The famous “Little Mariachi” won audience’s hearts with his grand voice as a contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” but later Twitter bullies attacked the 11-year-old with offensive and racially tinged comments after he sang the National Anthem at the 2013 NBA Finals.
MSNBC's Mohamed Hassan caught up with Eva Longoria at the Tribeca Film Festival to talk about the new film she directed for ESPN, “Go Sebastien Go,” a documentary about the young singer’s reaction to the tweets and his decision to return to the next game to sing the anthem again.
Longoria said "all the vitriol" toward an 11-year-boy who sang the national anthem reflects the state of things today regarding our rhetoric on immigration and other issues. Despite the negativity toward Sebastien, “the way he handled it was the real story,” said Longoria, choosing to focus on the boy's positive focus.
The Mexican-American actress was asked about immigration and 2016 politics. Longoria said the "inaction" in Congress over immigration is "really our fault, as voters - we keep voting the same people into office."
-Video/editing by MSNBC's Amitai Perline