“I’m boycotting,” he stated. “If you don’t have Latin people, there’s no reason for me to see it. What’s the point?”
He then blamed industry bigwigs for not bringing stories featuring Latino people to the forefront.
“It’s unbelievable that our stories aren’t being told and there’s one reason for that,” said the actor. “Executives don’t see us, don’t get us — don’t care about us.”
None of the nominees in the major categories are of Latinx heritage. The acting nominations feature at least one Black actor for each category, and a handful of other actors of color are in the mix as well.
The actor insisted that Latinx stories make up less than 1percent of the stories told by Hollywood networks and streamers, calling it "cultural apartheid."
"I’m just dying to see positive Latin stories out there," he added.
The Television Academy provided a statement to the Los Angeles Times, in which they admitted that while there are more nominees of color in recent years, the representation has not been equal.
"We feel it is a very positive sign that over the past decade the well-deserved recognition of performers of color has increased from 1 in 10 to 1 in 3 nominees across all performer categories," said the organization. "Clearly that increase in representation has not been equal for all groups, and clearly there is still more to do to improve both gender and racial representation across all categories."
The Academy did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Leguizamo, an Emmy winner himself, recently spoke to Fox News about the importance of Latinx representation in the media.
"Let our kids see themselves represented so they can understand that they are worthy, that they are important that they can be somebody," he said.
The actor said that seeing people like yourself "reflected in your history textbooks, in the literature you're reading and the movies you're seeing" helps to "visualize yourself in a successful future."