Fierce

20 Tweets From Latinas This Week That Will Make You LOL

Whoever said women weren’t funny clearly never met a Latina with her Twitter app open on her phone, her fingers flying over the keypad. If you hang out on Latino Twitter at all, you recognize how many hilariously talented individuals are out there with the razor-sharp wit and spot-on observations that make you think they should make a career out of their jokes.

In honor of the hilarious Latinas on Twitter who don’t get enough credit where credit is due, we present to you 20 tweets by Latinas that are sure to have you laughing out loud.

1. “On My Block” Actress Jessica Marie Garcia’s all too real observation about adult life

Jessica Marie Garcia hates the tax man as much as the rest of us. And yes, he is akin to a giant monster ravaging an innocent city.

2. Trans poet Joshua Jennifer Espinoza’s hilarious tweet about problematic crushes

@sadqueer4life/Twitter

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a Latina trans poet who recently published book of poems entitled “There Should Be Flowers”. On Twitter she describes herself as the “gayest gay who ever gayed” and the “criest cry who ever cried”. Her feed is worth checking out for some other funny gems.

3. Viviana Valencia’s on-point tweet about the money we have vs. the things we want

@viviunuu/Twitter

The Phileadelphia-based makeup artist has an avid following on both Twitter and Instagram. Her Twitter feed is full of jokes just as relate-able as this one.

4. Amelia Capaz’s hilarious read of Gwen Stefani’s problematic persona of the early-aughts

@th0tcouture/Twitter

Amelia Capaz is the Brooklyn-based genius behind the meme account @th0tcouture which has accounts on both Twitter and Instagram.

5. @Chicochunti on-point comparison of Totino’s pizza rolls to Fifth Harmony

@Chicochunti is an avid Tweeter who often touches on issues close to the Latinx community like immigration and Latinx representation in the media.

6. @Omwbabygrill has one very important thing in common with Eva Mendes

@omwbabygrill/Twitter

Isabel is a 21-year old Texan who is so good at writing hilarious tweets that she has almost 120,000 followers across her Twitter accounts.

7. And like any good Latina, she knows how to make a joke about Hot Cheetos

Girl, same.

Isabel runs both the accounts @omwbabygrill and @losergirl43.

8. Latina comedian Maya Murillo feels our pain when it comes to skin flare-ups

@mayainthemoment/Twitter

Maya Murillo, the self-described Chicano and “Pocha Concha” of PeroLike, has a truly funny Twitter feed that focuses on the day-to-day life of a Latina.

9. Yeiry Guevara’s very true observation about the growing pains of getting older

@yeirybird/Twitter

Guevara is a writer, artist, and arts administrator of El Salvadorean descent who reps the hashtag #CentralAmericanTwitter in her Twitter bio. She’s the smart and funny Latina whom we never knew we needed.

10. The #FACTS that @Ammarise27 is giving us in this Tweet.

@ammarise27/Twitter

@Ammarise27 is a powerhouse Twitter presence with over 50,000 followers. She’s so funny that each of her tweets racks up thousands of likes and retweets.

11. @Ammarise27 ‘s on-point Tweet that perfectly illuminates the nuances of female friendship

A truer word has never been spoken. Check out some of her Tweets here.

12. @Losergirl43’s perfect employment of Spongebob to describe the problem with men in general.

@losergirl43/Twitter

@Losergirl43 is the same girl behind the other hilarious Twitter account @omwbabygrill. She literally has hundreds of Tweets that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

13. @Staceymiguel gave us this Tweet that perfectly exemplifies how Latina moms try (and fail) to send coherent texts to their children.

@staceymiguel/Twitter

Self-described “computer scientist” and “carbs enthusiast” @staceymiguel writes Tweets that perfectly encapsulate what it’s like to have a Latina mom.

14. @Cakefacecutie’s super accurate description of college life.

@cakefacecutie/Twitter

@Cakefacecutie is an omniscient social media presence with popular accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Twitch.

15. @Fuentesesmi’s completely reasonable reason for why she broke the law

@fuentesesmi/Twitter

@Fuentesesmi, aka Esmeralda, has a Twitter feed full of hilarious observations and calls to social activism.

16. @Imprudey hilariously calls out men who take their commitment to shoes a little too seriously

@imprudey/twitter

@Imprudey is a Miami teen with a wit that would put Shakespeare to shame.

17. Carolina Flores gives us relatable AF stories of weird tía behavior.

@caroYflowers/Twitter

Yes, it was a harsh way to put it, tía, but also…she has a point. Check out Flores’s Twitter feed here.

18. Latina comedian Anjelah Johnson is queen of the very scientific Twitter followers poll.

Johnson, the Chicana comedian on the cusp of becoming a household name, runs a very entertaining Twitter account in between slaying her stand-up comedy tours and production deals with networks.

19. @Chrysanthemums_’s Tweet that only Dominicans in New York City will understand

@chrysanthemums_/Twitter

This Dominicana’s Twitter feed is fully of natural hair musings as well as riffs on the culture of the Dominican community in New York. Her feed is definitely worth checking out!

20. Linda Landeros’s 100% true statement about the magic of Fenty beauty

@lalindalanderos/Twitter

Linda Landeros’s Twitter bio describes her as a “Latina triple threat – actor, writer, comedian” as well as the “future anchor of Weekend Update” on SNL. From the looks of her Twitter feed, we believe it!

15 Of The Most Tragic And Outrageous Fails From 2019

Entertainment

15 Of The Most Tragic And Outrageous Fails From 2019

When Swedish model Hilla Abrahamson spent her first moments of the year being drenched by a bottle of champagne:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=525824791154393

She really took poppin’ bottles to the extreme.

When this little boy tried to place a couple of rogue water bottles back where they belonged . . . and then this happened:

credit: reddit user tw272727

He was just trying to be helpful!

When Space X’s Mk1 Starship failed its nitrogen pressure test:

https://i.gyazo.com/93a7ec56047fd30a9cf11bd0aedb29cb.gif

Credit: r/Piscator629 | Reddit

Just last month, SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype suffered a major structural failure on its Boca Chica launchpad in South Texas. Looks like the Mk1 won’t make it to the moon (or Mars), after all.

The time someone stamped this on at least one $5 bill:

Yeah…that’s definitely not the White House. Although, let’s be real—even if it was, Trump barely even lives there. He owns a long list of properties, and until September of this year, he listed New York as his primary state of residence. Since then, his primary residence has been listed as Mar-a-Lago, Florida—not Washington, D.C.

When this person tried to get a pentagram tattoo, but ended up repping the Star of David:

Credit: r/iamtheundefined | Reddit

There’s nothing wrong with getting a Star of David tattoo, especially if it holds special meaning for someone. But if your aim was a pentagram . . . well, those symbols mean very different things. At least this person didn’t notice until someone broke the news to her.

Oh, and the time Ariana Grande got the kanji for “Japanese BBQ Grill”—later “Japanese BBQ Finger”—tattooed on her hand:

Poor Ari . . . it’s an honest mistake, and she’s definitely not the only person to get a badly translated tattoo. This whole ordeal was truly an epic saga for the internet, though. In case you missed it: Ariana Grande wanted to get a Japanese kanji tattoo to celebrate the release of her album Seven Rings. But when her tattoo was finished, it quickly became clear that it read “shichirin,” which means is a Japanese-style grill. Later, when she misinterpreted advice from her Japanese tutor and tried to edit the original tat, she ended up with ink that now means “Japanese BBQ finger.” Yikes.

When a street in Brooklyn was mysteriously covered in raw chicken, with no explanation:

BuzzFeed tried to investigate this bizarre occurrence, but still hasn’t come up with answers. Whether the chicken fell off a delivery truck or was placed there as experimental art . . . this was an undeniably epic fail.

When Joe Biden said he wasn’t ready to legalize marijuana, and Cory Booker responded like this:

Joe Biden’s stance on marijuana is seen as a problem by many reform advocates. Not only does the criminalization of marijuana put Black and Latino folks at a disproportionate risk of incarceration, but it can create difficulties for people who require the use of medicinal marijuana products. However, Cory Booker’s response, though it definitely drew laughs, apparently got him in trouble with his mom.

She allegedly responded like so:

“Did you really accuse the vice president of the United States of smoking marijuana on national TV? Did I raise you better than that?”

When this hamster was photographed “eating oats” and “not” engaging in illicit activities:

Credit: r/starrycub | Reddit

Suuuuure.

The time an audience member of RuPaul’s talk show won a ticket to see Paula Abdul in Vegas and reacted like this:

Maybe this woman was uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Either way, please note how Paula is clapping. Please also note how this woman just does not react. Hilarious.

When teens were doing the #KylieJennerChallenge to the horror of dermatologists everywhere:

In response to the #KylieJennerChallenge, dermatologists warned against its dangers. Turns out treating your lips this way can not only produce immediate bruising and swelling, but it can also damage the collagen in your lips and make them even less plump in the future.

When a large, mildly-poisonous snake escaped inside the Bronx zoo:

Did they ever find it? We don’t know.

When the fortune cookie factory forgot to hire a proofreader:

Credit: reddit user Mercury90210

When this Twitter user almost burned down her house on Thanksgiving:

She didn’t even get to calm down with a piece of pumpkin pie! Well, better to burn the dessert than your entire house.

When Trump tried to get away with abuse of power that may end up in impeachment (oops!):

CNN/ Twitter

Video of Boy With Down’s Syndrome Hugging an Autistic Boy Goes Viral

Things That Matter

Video of Boy With Down’s Syndrome Hugging an Autistic Boy Goes Viral

videohub / Twitter

It may not be obvious to everyone due to misrepresentation in the media, but according to the World Health Organization, there are more than 1 billion people in the world who have some form of disability. That statistic corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population, which means that a large chunk of people on the planet are not adequately or accurately represented when it comes to the media. Thankfully, there’s been a recent uptick in activism aimed at shining a light on positive stories that center around folks with disabilities. As these movements are quick to point out, there is no one way to be disabled, and not all stories of folks’ with disabilities are sad or depressing.

This point couldn’t be illustrated any clearer than by the video that the Spanish Language Facebook page Jalisco Oculto shared on Friday. The touching video of two young Mexican students interacting with each other quickly made waves, but not for the usual shocking or click-baity content. What made this video different from the usual internet distractions was that these boys both had special needs. According to the video description, one boy had Down syndrome while the other had Autism. The video’s caption reads: “A Down syndrome boy with a huge heart comforts his autistic classmate in his own way”. 

The video quickly struck a chord with people, especially those who have family members with special needs. 

The video first shows the boy with Down’s syndrome playfully waving his hand in front of his autistic classmate’s face. The classmate’s face visibly expresses emotion and, in response, the boy with Down’s syndrome leans in and wraps an arm around him, giving the boy a hug. The autistic boy appears to become more emotional and leans into him, his emotions seeming to grow on his face. The boy with Down’s syndrome simply hugs him harder, at one point rubbing and patting his back and appearing to wipe away his friend’s tears. After they break the hug, the boy with Down’s syndrome continues to try and cheer him up, holding up both of his friend’s hands playfully, seeming to urge him to dance. 

The video became an almost instant phenomenon, wracking up 140,000 likes, almost 10,000 comments, and over 450,000 shares. Quickly, the video was shared to other social media platform like Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram, veritably taking the internet by storm. 

On each platform, people flooded the comment sections with stories of the empathy and kindness that their loved ones with special needs have shown them. One Twitter user wrote: “This child remind us that love is instinct and love is innate and that hate is taught”. 

The video seemed to resonate with people because of the unexpected friendship between these two boys. 

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every 700 babies is born with Down’s syndrome in the United States. Additionally, the CDC estimates that one in 68 children in the U.S. have autism. Needless to say, this means that children with special needs aren’t “unusual” in any way–they are part of our community like any other child. 

The internet’s strong reaction to this video is proof that the world craves wholesome and uplifting stories. 

While the news inundates us with stories of horror and tragedy, it is videos like this one that show us a lesson we all need to acknowledge: that empathy and love surround us all, even if we don’t see it all the time. 

This woman made an astute observation about the high emotional intelligence of children with Down syndrome

Believe it or not, many of us have family members with disabilities. Many of us are disabled ourselves.

This person explains how mixed special needs classrooms can benefit all students 

There is no need to segregate students with special needs, like some schools have trended towards doing. As Ari Ne’eman of The Autistic Self Advocacy Network states,”Segregated schools lead to segregated societies. Inclusive schools give us the opportunity for inclusive societies”.

This person expressed his gratitude for having children with special needs in his life. 

As we mentioned before, not all stories of those with disabilities are stories of sadness and tragedy. Many are stories of love, kindness, and learning.

This woman expressed her admiration for the Mexican school that encourages behavior like this.

One could argue that this video went so viral because it showed the world behavior that we’re not shown very often. It would benefit all of us to act like the boys in this video and and express selfless empathy for no reason at all.