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Cardi B Fans Are So Happy For Her New Baby But Are Already Clowning On Her For Her Name

Fans have been patiently waiting for Cardi B to have her baby and the day has finally come. On July 10, Cardi B and Offset welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus to the world. Cute, right? Well, the Internet is always a crazy place and once you release something on the Internet people are bound to react. That is exactly what happened when the world learned Kulture’s name. Here are just a handful of reactions from the Internet about Kulture Kiari Cephus.

Cardi B and Offset welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus into the world.

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Caption: Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18🎀🌸 @offsetyrn. What a beautiful moment for the new mom.

Some fans were so excited just to see the new baby.

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Big congratulations, you two. The birth of a child is one of the greatest moments in life. Pure joy and love.

But others just couldn’t get past the name.

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Tbh, celebrities have long been giving their children unexpected names. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their children North and Saint. Beyoncé named her first child Blue Ivy. How is Kulture that different?

Like, people were just so confused.

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You could hear the eye rolls and facepalms everywhere you went after the news dropped. But, again, other celebrities have used truly weird names for their children.

Then came the jokes.

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That’s crazy. You might want to get your house checked by a priest if furniture is floating around. It’s not a normal thing to happen.

Twitter users even found Harry Potter references inspiration.

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Who here is a Harry Potter fan? If that’s you, then you understand just how easily Kulture Kiari Cephus could be a spell.

The baby’s name has already started to become an urban legend.

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Now all Cardi B fans know what they have to do to get Cardi B to show up at their house. Now watch all her fans try this summoning charm.

The overall theme, however, is just astonishment.

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It just wasn’t what anyone was expecting. Like, at all. But at the same time, it is kind of cute so who knows how you should really feel.

Everyone is assuming that those Kardashian ladies are quaking.

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No, Kris. You don’t get to corner the market for names that start with “K.” Anyone can name their child what they want.

Some true fans pointed out that the name is not a surprise considering the parents’ names.

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This tweet really does clear things up. Like, Kiari Cephus are family names now, thanks to Offset. How many of you are walking around with names passed down from generation to generation.

People were recreating some of the most famous memes because Twitter.

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Surely there were several people to had to really squint to figure out the name. This man couldn’t have been the only one.

The name has even inspired non-fans to give Cardi B some love this week.

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You just have to respect Cardi B’s commitment to living her best and most authentic life. Be like Cardi B, y’all.

There might also be some concern brewing here.

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Though, it would be more interesting if you think she named her child Culture instead of Kulture. Like, there is no way to know that there is a “K” instead of a “C” if you don’t say so.

Cardi B’s fans started to respond to the chatter on Twitter as if speaking as Cardi B.

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That’s right. Imagine a young Cardi B being questioned about her choices. Surely she would not take things lightly when questioned.

Some people can’t be fooled and realized the Offset might be after free press.

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In case you didn’t know. Offset is a member of the band Migos. They have three albums and their second is called “Culture” and their third is called “Culture II.” Maybe he was looking for free press.

Yeah, fans aren’t fooled by the name.

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Hopefully that’s not where the name came from but we have to wait for Cardi B to explain the name choice before we know the truth.

This user totally understood the importance of the name Cardi B and Offset chose.

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Could you imagine being a Jennifer or a Yolanda in a home with Belcalis and Kiari? That would be so boring.

Others just made their own joke names.

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Some people didn’t get the joke, obviously. Clearly the Twitter user knows how to make comedy totally unaccessible.

A few brave souls didn’t think twice about the name and just wanted to know about Cardi B.

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It would be pretty amazing to at least hear the audio from the delivery room. She already has the greatest sound library at her vocal cords. We just want to hear her when she is under pressure.

But the greatest thought of all is this one right here.

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It would be pretty awesome to see that your mom was owning the music charts when she was pregnant with you.

Every Time I Go Back To The Dominican Republic, I Remember The Person I Am And Want To Be

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Every Time I Go Back To The Dominican Republic, I Remember The Person I Am And Want To Be

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Anyone traveling to the Dominican Republic this summer has likely been met with the cautionary warning; “Don’t drink anything from the minibar.” Eleven tourist deaths on the island in 2019, ranging from natural causes to counterfeit alcohol consumption, have spurred FBI and State Department investigations. Though news of flight and hotel cancellations abounded, I missed my family and refused to let fear stop me from seeing them. Since I lived to tell the tale, here are a few things I learned about my father, about myself, and about the precarious paradise that keeps calling me back.

Billy Joel and Nas have interpreted the “New York state of mind,” and if you have ever visited the Dominican Republic beyond the purpose of tourism, you’ll know that there exists a Dominican state of mind too.

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Whenever I exit Las Americas or Puerto Plata airports, humidity slaps me in the face, and my Dominican mindset is immediately activated. On this island, electricity does not run 24/7. When the electricity goes, or as we say “se fue la luz,” water doesn’t run from the tap either. All that is left to do is swap your sneakers for flip-flops, and exorcise your need for immediate gratification. It takes practice, and I re-learn this lesson with each visit.

The Dominican Republic is changing fast. 

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There is new construction everywhere you look. I sit on the balcony chatting with my father and stare across the street trying to remember how it looked before the apartment building was constructed in that space. I can see from an open doorway on the ground level that wooden boxes are being stacked, and hauled out in front of a business. I tune out my father’s voice as I focus on the shape and size of the boxes. My Spanish needs work, and I ask my father, “Papi, what does ataúd mean?” The business slogan translates to “Quality Coffins.” I think about magic realism traditions in Latin American literature, and I am reminded that so often a country like this juxtaposes disparate images and experiences in such a casual manner. I don’t think I would be able to live across the street from a constant reminder of death anywhere else but on this incongruous island.

We drive to the countryside of El Seibo for a few days.

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My father syncs his playlist and he directs my sister what song to play next. The first song is by Boy George. I watch my father sing along, and I can’t help but think about the Dominican Republic’s homophobic culture steeped in hyper-masculinity. Same-sex marriage is not recognized on the island, and members of the LGBTQ community continue to face discrimination and violence. I talk to my sister about this later that night, and she tells me small changes are coming to the island. The city of Santo Domingo hosts inclusive events like Draguéalo, where you can even sign up for a Vogue class.

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My father’s playlist continues and I’m struck by his selections ranging from Taylor Swift to A.I.E. (A Mwana), a song by a 1970s group called Black Blood, featuring lyrics in Swahili.

I watched this Dominican dad jam across continents, decades, cultures, languages, and race. I realize there is so much I don’t know about him, and so often we shortchange our parents’ knowledge and experience, reducing them to stereotypes and gendered tropes.

My next lesson is on staying sexy.

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After a few days in the countryside, my sister and I rent a hotel room in La Zona Colonial. We ready for a night out when she looks at my outfit and asks me, “Um, is that what you’re wearing tonight?” I thought my yellow jumpsuit was poppin’. My sister pulls out a little black dress from her overnight bag and kindly suggests I wear it. The dress is tiny. It’s skimpy. It’s super short. It’s absolutely perfect. I channel my inner Chapiadora, Goddess of Sex Appeal and Free Drinks, and dance all night. 

Growing up in the 90s, I styled myself in oversized men’s clothing. It wasn’t until that one magical summer in the Dominican Republic when the heat was too oppressive to wear jeans, so I wore—gasp—a skirt. That was the first time I felt sexy, and learned the power of sex appeal. Though I wielded that power throughout my twenties, it fell away in my thirties. Wearing my sister’s LBD I realize I still have “it,” and in the Dominican Republic, sex appeal is ageless. Be careful when you come here. You may fall in love with a local, or you may just fall in love with yourself again.

The island leaves me with one last lesson.

It comes late one night, sharing a few bottles of wine with my father and sister. No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver—the worst blind person is the one who refuses to see. I could say the current political landscape in the U.S. reflects this willful ignorance, a refusal to see; yet it is the same human experience felt across space and time.

I come away wondering about my own blind spots.

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I board my return flight thinking up ways to combat willful ignorance at home, thinking about maintaining that flexible DR state of mind and thinking about buying a little black dress. As tourism in the Dominican Republic picks up again, and unfavorable headlines drop out of the news cycle, this changing island stands in its own plurality welcoming visitors, and offering endless opportunities to teach us something new.

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This Veracruz Taquería Made Marvel’s Thanos Twerk In Its Hilarious Ad

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This Veracruz Taquería Made Marvel’s Thanos Twerk In Its Hilarious Ad

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If you’ve ever visited Mexico, you know that copyright laws seem pretty lax. There are all kinds of Pokémon, Disney, and Cartoon Network inspired goods from piñatas to costumes in most mercados. The same can be said for tv ads. Takesabroso, a taquería in Veracruz, México, has jumped on the trend and created a stellar ad for their food using Thanos and his unknown twerking skills. Jorge Lajud produced a commercial for the taquería that artfully mashes up a scene of villain Thor from “Avengers: Endgame” and a montage of tacos and other Mexican food. Like any other art form, you have to see it to appreciate it.

The video has gone viral with over 5.5 million views thanks to it being posted on Twitter.

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The commercial starts with a scene we’re all familiar with–the moment Thanos thinks he has all the Infinity Stones and offers a build-up to the moment he wipes out all of mankind. Spoiler: he doesn’t. Thanos says, “Yo soy inevitable,” snaps his fingers, and nothing happens.

Then, instead of the scene cutting to superhero Iron Man, we see Takesabroso owner, Luis Vazquez, dramatically saying, “Yo soy Takesabroso.”

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He snaps his fingers and saves the day with a montage of Takesabroso’s menu items. In the bottom left-hand corner, supervillain Thanos seems to be happy with how terribly his plan failed and is twerking up against the lechón on screen. 

Yup. Thanos is twerking to cumbia.

Fans are here for it. As video rolls on burritos, tacos, and rotating meat, Thanos just keeps on dancing cumbia in the corner. “It’s the twerking thanos that really tied it all together,” commented one fan.

It’s official. Thanos is now Thaños and is clearly invited to every carne asada.

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That little tilde on the “n” goes a very long way in making Thanos a true dancing Latino icon.

Some folks are worried that Takesabroso isn’t going to get away with using Marvel footage.

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Personally, we think Thaños is far more appealing than his evil twin, Thanos. Mexicans have basically responded to this tweet with pure laughter. “Marvel lawyers trying to stop a Mexican restaurant from stealing intellectual property? Good luck,” tweets one fan.

This has prompted a whole other thread about different ways folks have seen Mexican restaurants “give precisely zero f***s.”

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One person seemingly well versed in copyright infringement tweeted their two cents, “Well it’s not illegal the clip used is not long enough to be considered plagiarism and its transformative enough to be fair use but Disney has sued for less and won lol.” 

Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” was the final installment of the “Avengers” franchise and is the highest-grossing film of all time. The timing of the video is smart given that Disney released “Avengers: Endgame” on Blu-ray and DVD this week.

The rest of Latin America has also chimed in to share ways their countries don’t care about copyright.

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“My fave: Harry Potter y el Orden del Taco,” read one reply. Nope, we’re voting for “Harry Potter y el trompo de pastor” for the win. 

“In Mexico City, we have a place named “Tacos Goku” or also there’s “Tacos Megaman” the copyright is like a joke for them,” one Mexicano tweeted. Another said he ” remembered a tortilleria called “El Thor-tillero” on León, near the bus station (central camionera).”

This isn’t the first time Takesabroso has ventured into hilarious advertisements…

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Takesabroso’s video editor in resident, Jorge Lajud, recast the restaurant owner in a scene from Venom and then had his form be overlayed by a Ricardo Milos dancing. Note the floating images of tacos and burgers floating around him. It’s pretty clear Vazquez is also absolutely delighted by these commercials.

Takesabroso has welcomed the wide response from folks and even dedicated a Facebook post to its fans. “Takesabroso not only seeks to bring flavor to your life, but it also seeks to bring joy to your heart,” Vazquez posted. “This meme is viral, thanks to all.”

The woman responsible for gifting the video to Twitter, which took it viral, is using her platform to promote non-profit RAICES Texas.

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The Refugee Aid Project, commonly known as RAICES, is the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. It’s staffed with 130 attorneys, legal assistants and support staff whose sole job is to offer legal representation to immigrants at risk from America’s current immigration policies. In 2017, they closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client.

You can donate to RAICES here.

Watch the full video below!

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