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Rogelio De La Vega Is Killing The Game On Twitter And You Just Have To See For Yourself

If you’ve seen “Jane the Virgin,” then you already love Rogelio de la Vega, Jane’s long last dad who turned up right when Jane was about to marry Michael. Also, he’s a telenovela superstar and on JTV, he has a huge Twitter following (that he loves to talk about).

Turns out, someone has been running a Twitter account with 88k followers in his name, and we have questions.

Like, is this actually the real Rogelio?

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

Tell me you don’t hear his voice saying this right now. Just like the real Rogelio, he knows how to engage with his fans.

Because his priorities line up with the real Rogelio.

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I’m starting to think this is the real Rogelio. But then I get sad when I remember there is no real Rogelio. :'(

For now, we’ll bask in the glory of his fictional made real Twitter account.

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By the way, this is his Twitter profile pic. It wouldn’t be authentic if there wasn’t lavander in the photo.

Because it’s honestly the closest we’ll get to being in “Jane the Virgin.”

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As Rogelio stans. And if I tweeted that and Rogelio responded with that, I just might.

But it begs the question: Who is running this account?

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OK, it has to be him. There are six exclamation points in that one tweet. Classic Ro.

He has his own scenes ranked best to worst.

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Rogelio is definitely very in love with himself, but he can admit there’s a hierarchy to his talent. I appreciate that, Ro.

Recipe for narcissism:

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You know Rogelio would post a quiz like this. Of course, his fans know how to play right in. I wonder if this is what it’s like to be an actual celebrity.

He’s always helping us find the right words to react to his image.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

Thanks, Rogelio. That is the word I was looking for.

Fun fact: Actor Jaime Camil is a telenovela star IRL, so there could only be one word: yummm.

LMAO, and you can 100 percetn hear Rogelio genuinely saying and believing this RT:

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“She must have been dizzy with infatuation and spelled my name wrong, clearly.” It’s Ro’s world, and we’re just living in it.

ICYMI, this is what Rafael looks like:

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Lavender V-neck. ✅

Look of surprise at being vulnerable to illness. ✅

Turning the moment into an opportunity to talk about his looks. ✅

This is 100 percent Rogelio endorsed.

So, if we’re to believe that some ghostwriter is running this account…

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

I have some theories. It could be a “Jane the Virgin” writer, though they seem swamped enough as it is to do something like this.

Could it be Jaime Camil himself?

CREDIT: @Rogeliodelavega / Twitter

I mean, this rug was created. This photo was taken. This is also 100 percent Jaime Camil endorsed, wouldn’t you think?

This tweet is so bizarre and so spot on, it has to be someone close to the character of Rogelio de la Vega, no?

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

Because that is a very strange thing to just come up with as a fan. Come forward, whoever you are!

Just like Rogelio in JTV land, our Rogelio is obsessed with his looks.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

This is a huge deal, you guys. In his own words, “I’m not afraid of anything. Except acne and leprechauns.” A wrinkle is a permanent version of acne.

And he’s not afraid to show it, talk about it, complain about it, etc.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

Robaelio bae la Baega?!?! A genius is running this account and that’s the only thing I know for certain. Or else.. JTV Rogelio is a character based off a real life Rogelio.

Though this selfie seems like one only Jaime Camil could take.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

Maybe Jaime is just a truly devoted actor. Muchísimas gracias, Jaime por su dedicación a sus fans. (That would be me),

One thing Rogelio might love as much as himself is Xiomara.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

The mother of his long lost child, Jane, and his twice wife. Well, the first time they were super drunk and had a Vegas elopement.

When Xo was dating Bruce, Rogelio tried to start these hashtags:

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

I could get behind it, tbh. Though I ended up feeling bad for the guy. How can you compete with the father of your love’s kid, who happens to be an exceptionally charming telenovela star?

Though the dedication to this account throughout the duration of the show has been epic.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

We love that Ro could put his favorite color aside for one day in favor of the world’s largest protest for women’s rights.

Ro has also shown us his softer sides online.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

Though now, I wonder if this person had some insider information. Was this a lead on for us to keep thinking about Michael? I have so many questions and I need answers.

When the show announced the next season would be it’s last, he was all of us.

CREDIT: @RogelioDeLaVega / Twitter

I’m still hanging from that cliff. There’s only room for one more #TeamMichael or #TeamRafael decision for Jane to make. Here’s to hoping that this account keeps giving us the content we need from the one, the only, Rogelio de la Vega.

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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. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Criticisms Of ‘Hamilton’ Are Valid And It’s All ‘Fair Game’

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Criticisms Of ‘Hamilton’ Are Valid And It’s All ‘Fair Game’

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Update July 7, 2020, 4:00 p.m. PST: People are going after “Hamilton” because of its depiction of Alexander Hamilton, who was a slave owner. In a time when Confederate monuments are falling, some people want to cancel the show because it does elevate the people of the time. Lin-Manuel Miranda does not disagree with them

Lin-Manuel Miranda validated the criticism lodged against “Hamilton.”

There was a lot of criticism recently lodged at the musical. The renewed attention is partly because Disney+is streaming the very successful play during the 4th of July weekend. While Miranda has said the criticisms are valid, he did express the difficulty of creating a play and capturing every moment of the Founding Fathers in one play. There is no arguing that the Founding Fathers were not indeed problematic and owned slaves.

During this time, it is important to have tough conversations about the legacy of this country and what we can do to acknowledge and rectify the issues.

“Hamilton” is an exquisite work of art. The casting sets it apart from other plays that do not try to be as inclusive. Yet, it is very important to remember our history. Some of the people we are taught to celebrate and hold in high esteem are not worthy of that praise. Some are responsible for killing off large amount of native people. Others were involved with the brutal slave trade that created one of the largest diasporas in human history. You can honor the work of a Latino creator and acknowledge the flaws even he admits to.

Original: Families across the nation celebrated their 4th of July weekend watching “Hamilton.” The musical is one of the most celebrated musicals in recent history. Yet, some people have a problem with the musical and its debut on Disney+ has angered some Twitter users.

“Hamilton” is currently streaming on Disney+ and fans are so excited.

The very popular musical is a Broadway sensation. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play is one of the most celebrated shows in recent history with sold-out shows across the country. The play tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

The play has been celebrated because the actors cast in the production are all actors of color. It took a white story and was filled with people of color showing a side of Hamilton people don’t often address. Miranda admitted that he didn’t know much about Hamilton until reading a biography about the man while on vacation. He felt the story of Hamilton is inherently an immigrant story and deserved to be told with a twist.

#CancelHamilton started trending over the weekend and a quick search shows that most of the tweets are from conservatives.

There is a movement happening right now in the U.S. with people tearing down statues honoring Confederate soldiers and leaders. The Confederacy is the side of the Civil War fighting to preserve slavery and lost the war. The hashtag is filled with people complaining that other Confederate monuments are being torn down, so why not cancel “Hamilton.”

One argument being made against canceling “Hamilton” is that it is fiction. Those for the cancellation of “Hamilton” claim that is should be torn down like Confederate statues. Yet, those against the cancellation claim that the show is a fictitious account and not the same as monuments and statues built to celebrate a legacy steeped in slave ownership.

Some of the people defending the show are pointing to the cast of filled with people of color.

The show made history with its diverse cast offering a glimpse into history through the voices of people of color. This kind of representation gave young people of color a chance to see themselves represented in history. It might only be a play but it is a play that has captivated an audience of Black and brown people who can see people who look like them representing U.S. history.

It has reignited the debate about cancel culture being weaponized and weakened by bad actors.

The cancel culture has come after several celebrities and businesses calling out bad practices. It seems though that every week there is a new attempt to cancel someone or something. Cancel culture has come under fire for cutting people before giving them a chance to learn from their mistakes.

Some people want to cancel cancel culture instead of “Hamilton” and that thought is spreading.

Cancel culture has claimed a lot of people. It started to grow in prominence as social media became more and more popular and far-reaching. What do you think about Cancel Culture?

READ: ‘Hamilton’: Disney Plus Drops Trailer For Musical Film — Watch Now!

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