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Here’s What Fans On Social Media Have To Say About The Controversial ‘El Secreto De Selena’

Last night, Telemundo premiered the first installment of the series “El Secreto de Selena,” and we’re still reeling from the drama. The Spanish series is based on the novel by noted journalist María Celeste Arrarás which explores the months leading up to Selena’s death and the aftermath, including the trial of her killer, Yolanda Saldívar.

The Quintanilla family has been against Arrarás book since before it was published in 1997, just two years after Selena’s death. Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, has long disputed the accounts in the book, calling Arrarás full of crap and saying it was full of lies. Arrarás, however, said the story is like most investigative novels. She said the book is not solely based on her infamous interview with Saldívar, but also hundreds of court documents, interviews with those on the murder trial jury, and people that were in the mix of Selena’s life during that time. Needless to say, this series has been long anticipated because everyone wants to know, what was Selena’s secret and what motivated Saldívar to murder her.

“El Secreto de Selena” begins where “Selena” the movie left off.

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The 13-episode series, which first premiered last year in Mexico, has had an onslaught of controversy mainly because it exposes the late Tejano singer in a way we’ve never seen her portrayed before. This series is not about her career, about her childhood, or how she became a star. This Selena story is about why she was murdered and is shown in a True Crime fashion. The Quintanillas maintain a stronghold on her image in the public, which means this portrayal goes against whatever they are trying to protect or allege is not true. 

The first impression is everything, and there’s definitely mixed reactions to this version.

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People did not like that this production didn’t use Selena’s real music.

María Celeste was live-tweeting during the show and responded to the haters. 

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Many were commenting that Saldivar has a really high-pitched voice. 

Twitter reminded us that younger Selena fans are coming into this completely new.

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Some may think that Selena’s killer was some random person or just a crazy fan not knowing they were very good friends and she was actually the president of Selena’s fan club. 

Some Twitter users didn’t like how actress Maya Zapata portrayed Selena in the concert scene.  

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They said her dancing and accent were not authentic to Selena’s.

One of the hardest-hitting parts for people to watch is that hospital room scene.

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I mean, imagine being those doctors.

But there was positive feedback on the casting in the show.

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Mexican actor Jorge Zárate, who had a role in ‘Señora Acero’, played Abraham Quintanilla.

Fans had mixed feelings about the actor playing Selena’s husband, Chris Perez.

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Venezuelan actor Daniel Elbittar plays the role of Chris Perez. He previously had roles in telenovelas.

María Celeste has maintained this production is based on her book which was information gathered from her reporting. People are still questioning the accuracy.

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Users even pointed out how different Corpus Christi looked.

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Selena fans are hardcore. They inspect every last detail and if something seems off to them, they will call it out.

Still, hardcore Selena facts are learning things they didn’t know before. Some facts on Saldivar are new to many.

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We just know there’s still so much to uncover. We have so many questions that will be answered in the coming episodes — at least that’s what we’re hoping for. 

María Celeste Arrarás was on hand responding to doubters.

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María Celeste was live-tweeting from the beginning.

People may have ripped the first episode apart, but that does not mean they will stay away from the rest of the series.

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People just can’t resist anything Selena. Since Selena’s death, fans have only really had the Quintanilla side of the story. This series offers another perspective to the life of one of the most beloved artists of our times.

Will you keep watching?

READ: A Quintanilla Family-Approved Selena Series Is Coming To Netflix And People Are Freaking Out

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Chris Pérez and Joe Ojeda Have Mini Los Dinos Reunion With Empowering Corrido “Nuestra Tierra”

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Chris Pérez and Joe Ojeda Have Mini Los Dinos Reunion With Empowering Corrido “Nuestra Tierra”

Chris Pérez, the widower of Selena, is back with his first taste of new music in over a decade. The Mexican-American musician regroups with his old Los Dinos bandmate Joe Ojeda for the new single “Nuestra Tierra.” The song also features Victoria La Mala and Yorch.

“Nuestra Tierra” is a song that reflects on the Mexican immigrant experience.

Chris Pérez’s last musical project was with Kumbia All-Starz. They teamed up for the song “La Vida De Un Genio” in 2010. He returns to the music scene in “Nuestra Tierra.” The corrido reflects on the life of a Mexican immigrant moving to the US in search of the American Dream.

“I love this song because it truly reflects the times that we’re living in as immigrants in this country,” Victoria La Mala said in a statement. “We come here looking for a better life, but we sacrifice and leave so much behind. It was so incredible to have the opportunity to work with people that I’ve admired and looked up to for years like Chris and Joe. Yorch is also super talented and like me and so many people, moved to this country looking to follow our dreams and search for more opportunities.”

“Nuestra Tierra” is filled with Mexican talent like Victoria La Mala and Yorch.

Pérez played the guitar on the empowering “Nuestra Tierra” while Ojeda and Roberto “Bobbo” Gómez handled the production duties. Victoria La Mala and Yorch trade verses about the struggle Mexican immigrants face while trying to find a better life in the U.S.

“Bobbo, Joe, and myself came up with the chord structure, the arrangement basically,” Pérez said. “Jorge Eduardo [Yorch] and Victoria were doing their thing, scribbling away like crazy on their notepads. I wasn’t quite sure what they were coming up with but the second I heard them singing their part, well, it was like magic. And to be a part of something like that is a rarity these days, so I am truly proud of the song.”

The song also marks a reunion between two old Los Dinos bandmates.

“Nuestra Tierra” also marks a mini-reunion between two of Selena’s Los Dino band members, Chris Pérez and Ojeda. The two say this song was created “on the fly” during downtime in the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The song’s power and message moved us all,” Ojeda said. “This song really focuses on us, los Mexicanos, los Paisanos, especially La Raza that is still living ‘on the other side’ and simply wanting a better life for their families. And isn’t that what we all want? My hope for this song is that it resonates with a lot of people and that everyone understands its message.”

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

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casi ✨1 año✨haciendo #pancakeart 🥞 #parati #foryou #viral #trend #glowup #art #foryoupage

♬ Inox la bggg – ᗰᗩᖇIE ᗰOI ᑎᗩᖇᑌTO

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

@nappancakes

Responder a @detodoun_poco233 Cepillín ✨🥞✨ en nuestros ♥️ #parati #fy #HijosAdopTiktoks #adoptiktoks #viral #foryou @cepillintv #pancakeart ncakeart

♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

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Responder a @reyna100804santoyo siii🥞✨ díganle que me adopte 🥺 @ederbez #adoptiktoks #hijosadoptiktoks #parati #foryou #viral #fy #art #pancakeart

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

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