Some have complained that the storyline is offensive and demeaning.
In response to the criticism, Longoria, explained, "When we get any backlash for playing the stereotypical maids, my immediate response is, 'So you're telling me those stories aren't worth telling? That those people are lesser than?'"
Cast member Roselyn Sanchez also chimed in. "We don't think that (by) playing maids we're being demeaning to the Latino culture."
Actress Ana Ortiz added, "The more that we talk about it, the more people are aware of it, the better."