Telemundo Has Announced A Selena Mini Series And People Are Pissed

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Telemundo has just released their lineup for the 2017-2018 programming and one project is catching everyone’s attention: “El Secreto De Selena.” The mini-series slated to be released in 2018 is based off the controversial book of the same title written by journalist María Celeste Arrarás. The announcement of the show was enough to send Selena fans into an anger-induced rage flooding the Telemundo Instagram post with several comments demanding for the idea to be reconsidered. Here’s how it played out when the announcement was made.

Telemundo has officially announced the upcoming project “El Secreto De Selena” and people are pissed.

The book that is the inspiration for the mini-series has a very controversial history. It was first released in 1997, just two years after Selena’s death, and the Quintanilla family immediately spoke out against it and the author. According to NBC News, the book was written to bring to light the series of events in the months leading up to Selena’s tragic death and revealed secrets held by those closest to Selena. As reported by mitú earlier this year, Disney has originally bought the rights to the book to make it into a television series.

The news immediately set off a firestorm of anger among Selena fans on social media.

People are asking for others to sign a petition to block the book from being turned into a mini-series.

Fans are trying to use social media to shut down the whole production claiming it is based on a lie.

“@RashelDiaz @Telemundo I am a fan of Selena Quintanilla, but I can’t support #Selena’sSecret. This is based on the book by @MariaCeleste,” tweeted @Eric_Benitez1.

Fans have even flooded Telemundo’s Instagram post announcing the series.

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“Let’s see who is going to want to see this series because Selena’s fans seem furious and for good reason,” wrote @mundodenovelashoy.

But, some people are interested in seeing the television series based on the book.

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“I want to see it @alejo2717,” wrote @anniegabbie7.

A few of her fans are okay with the book being turned into a television series.

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“I like it,” wrote @dianis1239. “I loooooooove it,” wrote @mapiholm.

People are calling on the Quintanilla family to step in and stop the show from happening.

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The Quintanilla family has been known to block projects that use Selena’s image. Most recently, and most famously, Abraham Quintanilla, her father, sued Selena’s ex-husband Chris Perez to stop him from turning his book about their life into a television series.

Only time will tell if “El Secreto De Selena” will actually become a reality.

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“What bullsh*t and lack of respect for the memory of Selena, there isn’t one secret and if you air it, it is total falsehood. You are only looking for fame and money off of Selena’s name,” wrote @queens_kingm.

READ: A 21-Year-Old Book About Selena Is Being Turned Into A TV Series

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This Song That Your Parents Danced To Is Finally About To Be Eclipsed By 'Despacito' On The Charts


This Song That Your Parents Danced To Is Finally About To Be Eclipsed By ‘Despacito’ On The Charts

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In an article out this week by Rolling Stone, Daddy Yankee commented on the success of “Despacito,” his huge international hit with Luis Fonsi. According to Rolling Stone, the song had the second fastest climb to a billion views on YouTube ever, only behind Adele’s “Hello.”

The song is poised to do as good or better than the last Spanish language song to break the top 10 back in 1996: “La Macarena.” That’s right, not since the year your parents were doing “The Macarena” has a Spanish language song made it to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. “Despacito” is currently sitting at number three.

Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi currently have the hottest Spanish language song on the Billboard 100 since this was a thing:

“Heeeeey Macarena, hay!”

Although they’re sitting at #3 in the US, they have already reached Number One in the UK.

Which marks the first time a song by a Puerto Rican (or in this case Puerto Ricans with both Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi on the track) has gotten to the top of the UK charts since “Livin La Vida Loca.” According to Forbes, it’s the first foreign language song to reach the top of the UK charts since Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

“Despacito” might move past “Gasolina” and become Yankee’s biggest hit, climbing to a billion views in only 97 days…

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Although it’s still got a long way to go before it gets the most Youtube  views ever. “Gangnam Style” still holds that title with 2.85 billion views.

He was so excited about the view count, Yankee himself tweeted about it, too.

And he threw in a scraggly looking arrow just incase you didn’t see it.

The remix with Justin Bieber was the special sauce, helping the song soar into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Yankee was all about Bieber’s role in the remix. He praised Bieber’s style and involvement in the remix saying, “What I heard is that he [Bieber] was in the club in Colombia and heard the song… He liked it and jumped on it. Justin Bieber always does a great job when it comes to interpretation. I like the way he makes music.”

All in all, Daddy Yankee is ecstatic about the attention he and Luis Fonsi are getting for this song.

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He finished up his interview by saying, “Right now we’re surpassing the numbers for ‘Macarena… So our names are going to be part of music history.” We’re excited to see if they get to number and surpass Macarena, it’s about time Latinos get to the top of The Hot 100.

READ: Fans Lost Their Minds When Justin Bieber Sang In Spanish Live With Luis Fonsi

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