Pop Goes The News — The former lead singer of a Canadian rock band attacked a veteran Canadian actress this week over their common name.
Maria Morales, known as Maria Del Mar in the ‘80s and ‘90s goth group National Velvet, called Maria Del Mar a “faker” and “imposter” in a bizarre rant on the latter’s Facebook page.
Del Mar, who starred in the Canadian series Street Legal and Blue Murder and appeared on shows like Frasier, 24 and Hannibal, was born Maria del Mar del Castillo.
The brouhaha began Thursday, a day after Del Mar posted a link to an article about the Jian Ghomeshi trial on her Facebook page.
Morales commented: “its amazing how many actresses are jumping on successful people. HMMMM bill cosby HMMMMMM shame on diggin shallow graves.”
Del Mar responded by asking if Morales was “suggesting that these ‘many actresses’ are doing this for duplicitous reasons?”
“I do not suggest,” Morales replied. “I state clearly. Do not read between the lines. I say what I mean. I state the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Makes some people sqirrmy.”
But what began as a difference of opinions quickly devolved into a strange personal attack on Del Mar.
Morales took issue with sharing a professional name with Del Mar.
“This is the original Maria Del Mar the writer, composer, musician, ground blazer Maria Del Mar. Nothing to anal ize. Why do you try and be smarter than me. Futile, vain girl. Selfie this FUCK YOU ACTOR THANG I CAN I HAVE MY NAME BACK. YOU OPPERTUNISTIC ACT THOREISH YUKKY ICKKY FAKER.”
The singer, who had one film role in 1991, added: “YOU TOOK THE JOBS I DID NOT WANT. I THOUGHT THE SCRIPTS SUCKED AND I DON ‘T BACK THINGS I DO NOT BELIEVE IN . THE CREW TOLD ME THEY WERE DISSAPPOINTED WHEN YOUY WALKED IN WITH MY NAME. NAME SAKER FAKER ACTRESS.”
Del Mar pointed out that both women use their actual first names as their professional names.
“You are kidding yourself if you think you and/or I are the only ones that have the same first name,” she wrote. “Pretty silly to think only YOU in all of the Spanish speaking countries have that name. Perhaps spend some time in a Spanish speaking country so you can meet others with the same name.”
Morales reacted with another upper-case rant.
“LIES ARE LIES, BENDING THE TRUTH IS THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK. I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR A PROSTITUTE THAT CLEARLY SAYS I AM A PROSTITUTE. I CHARGE THIS FOR THAT. MALE AND FEMALE ALIKE. I AM SO SICK OF THIS FAKE WOMENS LIBERATION BULLSHIT FROM ACTORS AND ACTRESSES ALWAYS JUMPING ONE ONE HOT TOPIC TO THE NEXT IN HOPES THAT SOMEONE MIGHT TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY. YOU ARE ALL A FUCKING JOKE! HOW YOUY GONNA TRY MISCONSEW SEW SEW SEW THAT? THIS IS MARIA DEL MAR THE ORIGINAL. NOW KINDLY FUCK OFF MARIA THE IMPOSTERESSACTRESSESESESE THRRRRRRE . FAKER FAKER BANDWAGON JUMPER.”
On Friday, Del Mar — who gave permission for the exchange on her Facebook page to be publicized — called Morales “aggressive and hostile.”
Morales has not yet responded to a request for comment.
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