Other roles have included appearances in two Star Wars movies as Captain Typho. "Jay's comments are offensive," a Channel 7 spokesman said.
Kiwi actor Jay Laga'aia has hit out at racism in Australian television.
It told news.com.au that the actor's contract ended because his character's storyline "reached a natural conclusion". Bodies removed from popular Lake Taupō spot, Coronavirus: No risk to public after person in Wellington returns 'weak' positive Covid-19 test, Man who said 'that'll teach him' as he shot dead ex's new partner jailed for life, All Blacks vs Australia: Beauden Barrett back, Rieko Ioane demoted as Ian Foster demands lift, Sportsman allegedly linked to drug ring loses suppression but still can't be named, Recap: All Blacks vs Australia teams for second Bledisloe Cup test of 2020 at Eden Park, Covid-19: Semi-retired kindergarten teacher on weekend away nabbed vandalising Briscoes store over wage subsidy, First section of Transmission Gully will open to cars next month, Quiz: Afternoon trivia challenge: October 16, 2020, Springboks withdraw from this year's Rugby Championship. In this country he starred as maverick lawyer David Silesi, always on the side of the underdog, in the series Street Legal. @JayLagaaia tweeted: "As someone who lost his job on H&A because they couldnt write two ethnics that weren't together, I'd like a chance to ply my trade freely." Jay Laga'aia, of Samoan descent, attacked the Channel 7 show for dumping him because it already had a star of ethnic background.
Do you think Australian TV represents our society well? In this country he starred as maverick lawyer David Silesi, always on the side of the underdog, in the series Street Legal. No tokens here.". It is insulting to suggest that Home and Away is racist.". All times AEDT (GMT +11). Only on Australian screens. No tokens here. Channel 7 denied Laga'aia's claim that he was sacked and that Home and Away was racist.
It told news.com.au that the actor's contract ended because his character's storyline "reached a natural conclusion".
RACE RANT: Jay Laga'aia claims race was behind him losing his Home and Away job. A HOME and Away actor has accused the soapie of being racist in a bitter Twitter rant after being dropped from the show. Have your say in our Facebook discussion. A day before Laga'aia made his comments, actor Firass Dirani, who starred in the Underbelly series, called for commercial TV to dump a perceived "white Australia" policy and cast the "different flavours, different cultures" of contemporary Australia. He is best known for playing Sen-Constable Tommy Tavita in Water Rats. Play school host, Jay Laga'aia is throwing his support behind the push for remedial pre-schools for disadvantaged kids. The reference in the tweet to "two ethnics" is thought to be to himself and to long-time Home and Away actor Ada Nicodemou, who was born in Greek Cyprus. "Hats off to you Firass Dirani, for a call to stop commercial network producers casting only white actors. His character's storyline reached a natural conclusion. Laga'aia played the Rev Elijah Johnson for 18 months before finishing at the end of last year, although he will continue to be seen on Australian television until April.
- Stuff.co.nz, https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/resize/frm/silverstone-feed-data/63bd6ce2-f83e-4991-abe8-e99d71b7515a.jpg/w1200_h678_fcrop.jpg, Leader Flashback | Caringbah War Memorial. It told news.com.au that the actor's contract ended because his character's storyline "reached a natural conclusion". He was on air from January to July 2010 and since last March.He starred in the ABC's Bed of Roses and is a regular presenter on Play School. Originally published asEx-Home and Away star's 'racist' Twitter rant.
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