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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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@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.

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@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.

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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.

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@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

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@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

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@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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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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