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21 Memes You Will Only Understand if You Are Latinx

People love to generalize people, and say every Latinx person is the same. It happens to everyone, but you cannot deny that certain dress, behavior, food, and speaking customs tie us together. We also love sharing these customs with each other through memes.

From humorous moments to shared experiences, these Latinx memes tell the tale of what it is like growing up in a LatinX household. They make you want to spread them like wildfire while you giggle. You may even tap the people next to you just to have someone to join in on the fun.

Because new memes come online every day, there is no definitive list of the best and funniest list of Latinx memes. Because of this, we can only get you started with a small selection of what is out there.

If you are ready to laugh or cry, here are 25 popular memes that display the Latinx lifestyle.

The Celia Cruz meme

Pinterest @Min G.

This popular meme requires know who this amazing woman was. You may even hear it in her voice. You may even chuckle just thinking about it. The meme presents Latinx integration into the United States. It expresses what people do when they go to American establishments such as Starbucks while mainting their Latinx culture.

Mazapan de la Rosa meme

Reddit u/cualcrees

Mexican candy is brittle. Mazapan de la Rosa breaks apart if you just look at it. It is so fragile that it looks like they barely got it into its packaging. Only a Latinx would know how messy these things can get. They are so infamous that it is a testament to your skills if you can open one up without breaking it.

Taco Truck Life Memes

Pinterest @MonthlyPOP

Everyone loves tacos de asada, and this meme is how we show it. For many Latinx, stopping by a taco truck is a regular weekend activity, especially for tres tacos de asada.

Family Gathering Face

Pinterest @Maggie A

Latinx or not, everyone has the same reaction as this dog whoever they hear a family member say “te ves mas gordita”. You may even feel it if someone stares at you like you got fatter. Thus, everyone should understand the feeling that you just want to be alone to eat your tacos.

Relationship Problems

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Tacos make everything better. They are the perfect solution to any thing. This is especially true if someone buys them for you. That is why they are the go to solution for when you mess up and made your significant other mad.

The Latinx Cure All

Pinterest @Gina Smith

No one questioned it, but every Latino remembers having a bottle or can of 7 up and a jar of Vix VapoRub on their nightstands when they were sick. Despite how silly it might sound now, but this combination always worked.

Frog Butt Will Make It Better

Reddit u/VivaLaEmpire

When Latinx children are injured with bumps and bruises. Their mothers or abuelita may recite the expression: “Sana sana colita de rana, si no sana hoy sanaras manana.” While it calms the children during their treatments, the expression roughly translates as “Heal, heal, little tail of the frog. If it does not heal today, it will heal tomorrow.”

Latinx Moms

Pinterest @Aimee Luna

Latinx moms do not play around. When their kids misbehave, these mothers can throw expletive words and phrases that put their kids back in line. This type of Latinx meme captures these memories for some laughs.

Don’t Be Rude

Pinterest @DESTINYYY11

Latinx kids are obligated to greet everyone house guest. You may remember eye rolling while you did it, but you had to do it until everyone knew that you understood your manners and knew exactly how to say help to everyone. It did not matter how much you just wanted to run to your room and watch television.

Nope

Pinterest @Marlene Bahena 

While “Nope” is universal, Latinx households had it to the extreme/ You may want to get that cool toy and Happy Meal at McDonald’s, but your mother would always respond by saying you have food at home. You might have thought she would forget eventually, but Latinx moms never forget anything, ever.

Saturdays are Para Limpiar

Pinterest @Sibley

Latina mothers are super beings that can work full-time jobs and still raise an entire family. They can also clean the entire house every Saturday morning, and expect their children to help them out. You must do it or you will never hear the end of it. At least, your mom provided a soundtrack.

Loud is The Only Volume

Pinterest @SD

Latinos yell on the phone often because they remember the poor quality of the phone systems back in the home countries. They no longer have to do this, but old habits die hard. Because of this, your family will always yell at anyone they call on the phone, regardless if they are at home or out in public, no matter how much it embarrasses you.

100 Tios and Tias

Pinterest @Yahaira Contreras 

You know your Latinx if you have at least 100 relatives named either Tio or Tia. These relatives can be either biological, honorary, or both. Makes for a great time explaining how your family works to your friends and novio.

Latina Mom and Abeulita Medical Logic

Pinterest @Claudya Martinez

Beside the LatinX cure all mentioned earlier, LantiX homes have other strange folk medical dures that no one questions, and just follows. Some of these strange medical treatments include not walking barefoot, going out or sleeping with wet hair, and never leave home without a jacket. You do them so you don not catch an instant cold or flu.

El Cucuy

Pinterest @Yadi Villegas

Everyone is afraid of the Cucuy. If you grew up Latinx, you know the Cucuy is coming for you. It is coming for you because you misbehaved. It is coming because you did not sleep or eat your food. This is just the reality inside any Latinx household. The storied tale of the monster is now a meme, a meme about misbehaving and not obeying your parents.

Something to Cry About

Pinterest @Yaneli Alejandra

Kids cry all the time of what they feel is important at the time. There is nothing intrinsically Latinx about that. However, Latinx mothers can definitely give their children something to cry over. Therefore, every time you mother said “Te Calmas o Te Calmo,” you immediately stopped crying. This meme celebrates this fixture of Latinx life.

Doing the Dishes

Pinterest @Cathy Ortega

Mami’s cooking is the best, but everyone scatters when It is time to clean up and do the dishes. However, no one can escape it. You, your brothers, your sisters and cousins, everyone washed what felt like a week’s worth of dishes after every meal. Forget the dishwasher. Most latinx mothers did not even know what that was. Even if your mother did, you would respond by saying that you must rinse and clean the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher.

Caldo

Pinterest @Poly Renteria

Calbo is the latinx mother cure all. If were sick for any reason, your mother would just give you a nice hot bowl, loaded with vegetables, chicken, arroz, and avocado. The soup made the cold or flue go away with its bounty of nutrients. However, you should never tell your mother that you opened a can or premade soup, such as Progresso, and call it caldo. That will not go well for you. Everyone knows that you must make the dish from scratch with lots of love.

La Chancia

Pinterest @b133234

Never make a Latinx mother mad. All mothers would fit well with any professional sports league. They can throw the chancia, or anything really, and hit you regardless of how far you run or how fast you think you are. With the force, speed, and technique your mother can put into the throw, you know it hit and hurt you every time.

Celebrating Independence from Spain

Pinterest @senoralauralee

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Everyone knows this. It is the Battle of Peubla instead, where Mexican forces defended the town from the French. Everyones knows that the true Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16, when Manuel Hidalgo’s famous Grito de Dolores kicked off the war. However, you would never know this if you did a simple Google search.

*Gasps in Spanish*

Twitter @hot_jawn

While everyone uses this meme, only Latinx will understand what originated it. “Gasps in Spanish” is an infamous reaction from Soraya Montenegro, a fictional character on the Mexican telenovela “María la del Barrio”. If you are Latinx, you also know that this series is the source of many other memes as well.

Tens Of Thousands Of Puerto Ricans, Including Bad Bunny And Ricky Martin, Call For The Resignation Of Gov. Rosselló At Massive Old San Juan Protest

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Tens Of Thousands Of Puerto Ricans, Including Bad Bunny And Ricky Martin, Call For The Resignation Of Gov. Rosselló At Massive Old San Juan Protest

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On Wednesday, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans shouted “Ricky, renuncia!” as they marched through the streets of Old San Juan in its fifth and largest protest calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

Early in the demonstration, Puerto Rican stars like Bad Bunny, Residente, Ricky Martin, PJ Sin Suela and more gathered in front of the Capitolio, where they held large Puerto Rican flags and signs that read “los enterraron sin saber que somos semillas,” and encouraged a roaring crowd to not abandon their fight. As the artists stood atop a white truck in the midst of protestors, activist Tito Kayak, who famously placed the Puerto Rican flag on the Statue of Liberty’s crown in 2000 in protest of the US’ presence in Vieques, scaled the flagpole in an attempt to remove the American flag. The crowd erupted in cheers, chanting “Tito, Tito,” showing that the protest in the US territory extends beyond the people’s grievances with their local government.

Bad Bunny took to the streets of Puerto Rico with his fellow Americans to protest a governor they want out of office.

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Protests erupted on Saturday after Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism published 889 pages of a private Telegram chat between the governor and some of his officials. The messages included profanity-laced homophobic, transphobic and misogynistic comments about female politicians, celebrities and protestors and hard-hearted jokes about the victims of Hurricane María. For the people of Puerto Rico, who were just rocked by a money-laundering scheme by its education and health leaders and endured repeated neglect and abuse by both its local and federal governments following the devastating hurricane, the chats symbolized the final straw.

As darkness fell on Wednesday, some of the celebrities spoke out.

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“This government has to begin respecting the people. We can’t stop protesting,” Residente, born René Pérez Joglar, said. Later, Puerto Rican singer iLe, Residente’s younger sister, sang the original, revolutionary version of La Borinqueña, with demonstrators, holding their flags and fists in the air, joining her in song, belting, “Vámonos, borinqueños, vámonos ya, que nos espera ansiosa, ansiosa la libertad.”

By la Fortaleza, the governor’s mansion, tension sparked in the mostly-peaceful protest in the late hours of the night. Demonstrators, some throwing bottles of water and fireworks, busted through a barricade. Police fired tear gas, dispersing the massive crowd and angering local residents who allege officers discharged on empty streets where elders and youth in their homes struggled to breathe as a result of the smoke.

Other areas of the old city looked like a war zone, with officers chasing and shooting rubber bullets at protestors, trash bags blazing on cobblestone streets and the windows of graffiti-laden establishments shattering.

According to authorities, at least seven protesters were arrested during the protests and four police officers were injured. There is also an investigation into an officer who forcefully grabbed a demonstrator alleging she was trying to jump over a barrier, though footage of the incident later revealed she was not.

Motorcycles also thundered through the city early Thursday morning, as a protest caravan of thousands of motorcyclists, led by El Rey Charlie and reggaetoneros Brytiago, Noriel, and Ñengo Flow, traveled from Trujilo Alto to Old San Juan in a journey that captivated the island.

People on the island are relentless in demanding that their voices be heard.

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“We won’t stop. The oppression is over. The repression is over. Ricky, resign or we will take you out because the people put you there and we are ready to remove you. We want you out,” El Rey Charlie, a beloved motorist on the island, told Puerto Rican network WAPA-TV.

Outside of San Juan, groups around the island also took to the streets. In the States, the diaspora and their allies similarly demonstrated in Orlando, New York, Miami, Boston, Cleveland, San Antonio and more, while international actions occurred in the Dominican Republic and Spain as well.

Despite the massive uprising, Rosselló has contended that he would not resign. The governor, who previously apologized for his “improper act,” said that he believes he could win over the people of Puerto Rico.

“I recognize the challenge that I have before me because of the recent controversies, but I firmly believe that it is possible to restore confidence and that we will be able, after this painful process, to achieve reconciliation,” he said in Spanish. “I have the commitment, stronger than ever, to carry out the public policy.”

The governor is desperately trying to get people to forget about the unacceptable and offensive conversations he was involved.

Credit: @ricardorossello / Twitter

As Rosselló insists he would not step down, the president of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives, Carlos Méndez Núñez, has already appointed three lawyers to investigate the contents of the leaked chats to determine whether an impeachment process can begin.

Additionally, Puerto Rico’s non-voting delegate to Congress Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, who is a member of the governor’s pro-statehood New Progressive Party, has called for a meeting among her PNP colleagues.

There is no shortage of corruption that people want to get rid of right now.

Credit: @Jenniffer2012 / Twitter

“There must be an urgent meeting of the directory of @pnp_pr to discuss everything that is happening,” González-Colón said on Twitter.

President Donald Trump also took the opportunity to lambast the embattled governor as well as criticize the island, including the mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz, for corruption.

President Trump weighed in on the matter and used it to attack an island still recovering from the hurricane and the mayor of San Juan.

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He continued: “This is more than twice the amount given to Texas & Florida combined. I know the people of Puerto Rico well, and they are great. But much of their leadership is corrupt, & robbing the U.S. Government blind!”

But for many protesters, the marches aren’t just about sending a message of indignation to Rosselló, but rather to all corrupt politicians on the archipelago as well as the colonial federal government. Protest posters illustrate Rosselló with Trump’s hair to compare the two abhorred leaders, while vandalism on concrete walls screams for the resignation of the governor, the fiscal control board and the island’s colonial ties to the U.S.

Today and tomorrow, the people say, the uprising continues, with demonstrations planned across Puerto Rico and its diaspora in the US and worldwide.

Read: Here’s What You Need To Know About The Puerto Rico Uprising

Chisme Says Javier Bardem Is Close To Landing The Role Of King Triton And People Have Some Thoughts

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Chisme Says Javier Bardem Is Close To Landing The Role Of King Triton And People Have Some Thoughts

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Disney just recently announced that Halle Bailey would be portraying Ariel in the live-action remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and finally we are starting to see better presentation of POC on the big screen.

The reaction to her casting was huge and, of course, came with it’s share of racist trolls.

But Disney is giving us another reason to celebrate ‘The Little Mermaid’ with word that Javier Bardem is in talks to start as Ariel’s father, King Triton.

Javier Bardem could possibly play King Triton in the live-action ‘Little Mermaid.’

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Big news from Disney — Spanish actor Javier Bardem is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the ‘Little Mermaid.’

And the best part? He’s up for the role of Ariel’s dad and the ruler of Atlantica, the mighty King Triton. If the reports are true, Javier will be joining a star-studded cast for the highly-anticipated flick.

Although Javier is in talks to play King Triton, other actors have publicly said they’d want to be considered in the Rob Marshall-directed movie. Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews took to his social media and posted a selfie of himself as the underwater ruler.  “Ariel’s Dad!!!!,” he wrote alongside the image.

Reactions on Twitter have been mixed to the news but a lot of people love the idea of Javier Bardem as King Triton.

And you can count us among that group. He’s a very talented actor, who, in fact, has won an academy award. So we have faith that he’ll be an amazing King Triton.

And this user had a very beautiful way of looking at the possible casting.

Credit: @DEADLINE / Twitter

The sea is definitely a colorful place. Plus, also, mermaids aren’t real so Disney can cast whoever they want in which ever role they want.

While this person was excited for the possibility of something like Cinderella.

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And we have to say that we agree. Brandy in Cinderella was everything and we would love to see Halle Bailey bring that same sort of energy to this role as Ariel – and we have faith that she will.

Though it looked like many on Twitter weren’t having any of it.

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It looked like some were confused by the whole family tree while others just wanted the so called classic ‘Little Mermaid’ (read: white) that they grew up with and already know.

But more than one Twitter user easily shut down the haters.

Credit: @Spartan901 / Twitter

That’s right people. Mermaids aren’t real. They could cast this however they want to cast it.

While many others were totally stanning for Terry Crews.

Credit: @people / Twitter

Count us in on this as well. Who doesn’t love funny man Terry Crews?! Apparently, he also really wants the role. He even tweeted out a photo of the film with the caption #ArielsDad.

Whoever plays King Triton will be joining a star-studded cast.

A few weeks ago, the studio announced that R&B singer (and Beyoncé’s protégé) Halle Bailey would take on the role of Ariel, while Melissa McCarthy would play Ariel’s nemesis Ursula. Other castings include 12-year-old actor Jacob Tremblay as Ariel’s best friend Flounder and Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina playing Scuttle, the pair’s other friend that gives them access to objects from the human world. Harry Styles is also reportedly in talks to play Ariel’s love interest Prince Eric.

READ: Racist Twitter Is Coming For The Black Actress Recently Tapped To Be ‘The Little Mermaid’ And She Ain’t Batting An Eye

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