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Maluma Stirred Up A Massive Debate This Weekend After Posting This Photo On Mother’s Day Where He Plants A Huge Kiss On His Mom’s Lips

This weekend we saw everyone post sweet messages of love about their moms and everything they have done for them. With these sweet posts, there are obviously a lot of photos showing mom and her children all happy and proud of each other. However, there is one Mother’s Day post that everyone is talking about and it is Maluma’s. Here’s the war waging on social media about Maluma’s Mother’s Day post.

This is the Maluma post that has created a major debate on social media.

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Maluma, like any good child, made sure to post something sweet about his mother for her special day. It is really sweet when you ready the caption. “Happy day love of my life. Happy Mother’s Day. ❤️” However, people are flipping out about the image.

People immediately had serious questions about why they were kissing like that.

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Sure, it might look like a real shocking situation. However, everyone’s family is different and, for some, kissing on the lips is totally acceptable. It feels a lot like Tom Brady and how he kisses his son.

Some people first thought that the post was about his girlfriend.

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Tbh, the kiss seems a little more aggressive than one you would give to your mom or dad. It does look like they might be dating rather than mother and son.

The issue seems to be with how open his mouth is.

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Some people have a lot of time on their hands to really examine these photos. On a day that is supposed to be about our mother’s some people were out there sleuthing to figure out if Maluma and his mom were too close.

A few people wanted to make sure they weren’t being offensive with their critiques.

Cultural nuances are so easily lost in the age of social media and digital communication. Some things are just hard to understand if you have never been part of the other culture nor have a point of reference as to what is normal in that culture.

People who have a similar culture defended Maluma and his post.

There are so many ways to show love with your parents. This is a little too much for a lot of people but it also depends on what culture those seeing the photo grew up in.

There are some people who are really just over the over-sexualization of people.

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Some people just relate on different levels. Some families have different levels and versions on intimacy. It is interesting that some people took a photo of a mom and son and turned it into something sexual.

Like, some people really made this a super creepy situation by wishing to be Maluma’s mom.

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It is fine to feel how you want to feel about people. However, it is really questionable to put your sexual and romantic feelings on a photo of a son and mom.

Some people have been finding the humor in the whole conversation.

LOL. Could you imagine his aunt being jealous over the kiss? I mean, clearly, she is not out there being upset over the son-mother kiss. What do you think about the kiss between Maluma and his mom?

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This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food

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This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food

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Let’s face it: our community knows how to do street food like no other place on Earth. From the humble Mexican taco to Argentina’s choripan and Peru’s world-famous ceviche, Latin America is a street food lover’s paradise.

So it’s no surprise that Netflix launched an entire show about our comida callejera called Street Food: LatinoAmerica. The series focuses on street food staples from around Latin America and in order to find out which street food reigns supreme, Netflix launched an online campaign to declare a winner.

In an online tournament organized by Netflix to decide the best street food in Latin America, thousands of users voted for Oaxaca’s tlayuda.

If you had to pick your favorite street food, what would it be? Could you even pick just one? Well, that’s exactly what Netflix forced people to do with a new poll to determine the best street food in Latin America, and the competition was tough. But in the end, with 46.6% of the votes, the tlayuda, that giant tortilla served with a seat of beans, tasajo (beef jerky), chorizo, chapulines, and quesillo, won the Street Food Latin America championship.

The contest was part of a promotional campaign coinciding with the July 21 launch of the Netflix series Street Food: Latin America, which takes viewers on a gastronomical tour of six countries, exploring their cultures through traditional dishes.

The tlayuda went up against choripán (Buenos Aires, Argentina), acarajé (Salvador, Brazil), ajiaco (Bogotá, Colombia), ceviche (Lima, Peru), and rellenas de papa (La Paz, Bolivia). Conspicuously missing from the list were tacos, elote, quesadillas, plátanos fritos, pupusas, and so much more.

Several major figures joined in on the campaign to ensure Mexico’s win with the tlayuda.

The competition was heated and not one country was taking any chances. In fact, the Mexican government’s official Twitter weighed in on the contest, urging its citizens to vote in the poll. Also, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico took to Twitter urging his followers to vote for the tlayuda.

Mexico is known to celebrate big wins with big parties, and some nearly expected a crowd of revelers to form at Mexico City’s famed El Angel statue, where many big celebrations are held. Though thanks to social distancing, that didn’t happen this time.

Not everyone was happy with tlayuda taking the top spot – including some very angry Peruvians.

Mexico’s tlayuda beat Peru’s ceviche fair and square: with 46.6% of the vote vs. Peru’s 45.8%. It was a close race to be sure, but the tlayuda won. And it deserved it if you ask me. However, many took to social media to express their outrage at the results.

In fact, Peruvians helped get Amazon Prime to trend on Peruvian Twitter when they decried their followers to cancel their Netflix subscription and instead sign up for Amazon Prime, as a sort of revenge against the network.

For those of you not familiar, what exactly is a tlayuda?

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Mexico’s famed tlayuda is most popular in the state of Oaxaca, where it’s said to have originated. But you can find it on the streets in any major Mexican city (as well as cities in the U.S. with large Mexican communities) as well as in upscale restaurants giving the dish a twist.

But what makes the tlayuda so special? Chef and culinary historian Rodrigo Llanes told the newspaper El País that the tlayuda is a bridge between pre-Hispanic and European culture, calling it a “magical” culinary creation.

“I do not disqualify the other candidates, but I maintain my preference for the Oaxacan entry for its historical tradition that does justice to native peoples, for its flavor that is emblematic of mestizo cooking, and for its size, which makes it a dish to share,” he said. 

‘Glee’ Creators Have Announced A College Fund They Are Creating For Naya Rivera’s Son

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‘Glee’ Creators Have Announced A College Fund They Are Creating For Naya Rivera’s Son

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There are still a lot of questions surrounding Naya Rivera’s sudden and tragic death. The 33-year-old actress is survived by her young son Josey and the creators of “Glee” are coming together to help his future.

“Glee” creators Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Brad Falchuk have announced a college fund for Naya Rivera’s son.

Josey Hollis Dorsey, who is 4 years old, was with his mother when she tragically died on Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. Since the discovery of Rivera’s body, the cast and creators of “Glee” have shared touching tributes to the actress and singer.

“Our hearts go out to her family, especially her mom Yolanda, who was a big part of the ‘Glee’ family and her son Josey,” reads the statement by the three creators. “The three of use are currently in the process of creating a college fund for the beautiful son Naya loved most of all.”

The statement comes with the backdrop that Rivera sacrificed her own life to save her son.

According to the official autopsy, Rivera’s cause fo death was drowning in Lake Piru. The actress had rented a pontoon boat for her and her son to enjoy some time together on the lake around the 4th of July holiday. According to officials, Rivera made the ultimate sacrifice for her son.

“She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said in a press conference, according to CNN.

Her former “Glee” classmates remember Rivera as a loving and kind person.

It is clear that Rivera left an indelible mark on everyone she worked with. Her passion for life and her craft is evident in the constant outpouring of love from friends, family, and costars as they continue to try to make sense of the tragedy.

Rest in peace, Naya.

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