Fans Of ‘Mexican Dynasties’ Can’t Stop Talking About Raquel Calling A Child Ugly To His Face
Bravo is at it again with a new reality show that people can’t stop talking about. “Mexican Dynasties” is only two episodes in and people can’t get enough of the personalities who are making the show everything people want to watch. Some people just can’t get enough of the show and the cast of characters while others just can’t get over the casting of those representing Mexico. Here’s a quick glimpse into what people have to say about the show.
“Mexican Dynasties” is the newest reality show to hit the Bravo airwaves.
If you think it feels a lit like Netflix’s failed attempt at a Mexican reality show, you’re right. Bravo’s “Mexican Dynasties” is giving viewers a chance to check out the lives of some of Mexico’s rich and famous. It has all of the drama, over-inflated egos, and WTF moments people have come to expect from Bravo’s long list of over-the-top reality shows.
The latest moment on everyone’s lips is that of Raquel Bessudo calling a child ugly.
Bessudo was joining brother and sister Oscar and Paulina Madrazo for some food and games. Oscar already had a bone to pick with Bessudo because she kept saying that Oscar’s children, which were born via a surrogate, were adopted because he is gay. Even though they managed to patch that moment up between the two of them, Bessudo happened to put her foot back in her mouth.
While Bessudo was meeting Oscar’s children again, Paulina’s son, Nicolás, also came out to the dining room to meet Bessudo. Upon seeing the child, Bessudo said, “¿Es el feo, verdad?” (“He’s the ugly one, right?”) The comment obviously impacted Nicolás who went to a room and began to cry because she called him ugly.
Latino viewers immediately came to Bessudo’s defense.
Many of us in the Latino community have grown up hearing certain words used in loving ways. For example, some times your parents or grandparents calling you gordito or gordita was done with love and not any mal-intent. Clearly, that is a generational thing since many of younger Latinos don’t typically use these terms for their loved ones.
Yet, some viewers are making Bessudo an enemy because of how she made the child feel.
Obviously, you shouldn’t be calling children ugly. The real surprise was how the rest of the people in the room just let it slide by without a so much as a shrug. It has a feeling of colorism because Bessudo couldn’t stop doting over Oscar’s fair-skinned and light-haired children. Paulina’s son, “the ugly one” has noticeably darker skin and hair.
This underlying sentiment is exacerbated because of the hostility white Mexicans have shown to “Roma” star Yalitza Aparicio. The disparaging comments made about Aparicio since the release of “Roma” has ignited a discussion about colorism in Mexico placing indigenous people at the forefront of the conversation.
Oscar tried to comfort Nicolás by letting him know that Bessudo didn’t mean that he was actually ugly.
“I love kids and kids love me,” Bessudo told the camera in her confessional.
Oscar then leads the kids to their room and that’s when Nicolás breaks down crying.
Nicolás: “She said that I’m ugly!”
Nicolás: “When I said hi to her, she said, ‘You are the ugly one.'”
Oscar: “Wait, wait, wait. How did she say it?”
Nicolás: “She said, ‘Oh, you’re the ugly one’ right when I walked by her.”
Oscar: “Nico, that’s a way of saying you’re so beautiful, you know? ‘Ay, ya llego el feo. Oh, here’s the ugly one. Oh, you’re the ugly one.’ Meaning that all of you are stunning and beautiful.”
Nicolás: “Why would she say that?”
Oscar: “Trust me. She didn’t say it in a bad way.”
When asked by the producers why she called Nicolás ugly, her response left some viewers stunned.
She straight up acted like she didn’t know who she called ugly.
Producer: “Why did you call Nico ‘the ugly one?'”
Bessudo: “Who is Nico?”
Aside from that moment, people are torn about the representation of the show.
Much like the criticism lodged against Netflix’s “Made In Mexico,” people are disappointed at the lack of color represented in the show. The main cast is predominately white Mexicans with blond hair and fair skin and many think it is giving a whitewashed representation of the country.
It is turning some viewers off from the start of the show.
Others have made the argument that people of all different skin tones call Mexico home. That is true but people are exhausted with the perpetuating narrative that darker skinned Latinos are always the help.
The clear winners of “Mexican Dynasties” are the housekeepers who keep things real.
They are not holding back with their commentary during the show. They are literally saying everything that everyone watching the show is already thinking. They make the show so much more bearable for everyone watching.
What do you think about “Mexican Dynasties”? Are you watching the show or are you just checking Twitter for all the chisme about the cast?
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