Gullen claims that he didn't translate what he meant to say effectively, and he might be telling the truth. From the article:
Originally Posted by Generation Why?
When asked, "Who's the toughest man you know," Guillen named Castro.Had he not said the last part, about admiring him, he'd probably have had no issue. Few Cubans would deny that Castro is tough, especially his victims. As long as the management is willing to take the lost revenue that will come from his comments, it's their decision.
He said, "He's a bull ... dictator and everybody's against him and he still survives, has power. ... I don't admire his philosophy, I admire him."