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Non-Offensive Clapbacks To Family Chisme

It is possible to have a stress-free holiday even when your family is constantly giving you the third degree about the most personal aspects of your life.

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We’ve narrowed down the perfect distracting responses to the most common questions chismosas ask including, but not limited to: “y el novio?”, “y la dieta?”, “tienes trabajo?”, “cuando vas a tener hijos?”, “todavia andas con ese cualquier?”, “no has comprado casa?” etc.

1. “Who wants to play lotería?”

Jugando lotería @mayelirivera con la #Familia #MayeliRivera #Loteria #Tequila ?#TeamMayeli ?

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A round of lotería always gets the party going. If you play for money and get loaded while you’re at it, your relatives will be drunk in no time.

2. “What time is the posada?”


Your relatives love to sing, despite being tone-deaf. Once you get them on board for the posada, they’ll forget what they were asking you about in the first place.

3. “Dale, dale, dale!”

#posada

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Once you utter the word “piñata” every kid will be screaming so loud that it will drown out your more intrusive relatives.

4. “Oh man, I have to go help my mom with the tamales.”

Mexican mannequin challenge ? Happy thanksgiving day!! ?? #makingtamales

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You never deny your mom when she needs help. So when that chismoso comes around, just say that your mom needs you and they’ll back away fast.

5. “Y los Reyes Magos?”

#christmasingranada #christmas #eacgranada #threekings #losreyesmagos

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Yes, that response might seem like it’s coming out of nowhere, but that’s why it’s so brilliant. Whether you inquire about where the statues are, or ask about the story of the Three Kings, you’ll look like a good religious niece or nephew for asking.

6. “Gotta fix the nativity scene, brb.”

Siempre como cada año tiene casi listo el nacimiento, ella siempre la mejor #nacimiento #posadas

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Speaking of Los Reyes Magos, what about Baby Jesus?! Going to fix or rearrange the nativity scene is the perfect way to get out of a gossipy conversation.

7. “Y la tía Cuca?”


Think of the most scandalous person in the family, and say aloud — to no one in particular — “Y la tía Cuca, cómo está?” That will shut everyone up so fast.

8. “I heard la Mari is knocked up.”

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Rat someone else out in the family. Yes, disclosing a secret is low, and it’s a pretty desperate move, but either you go down or they do. It’s your call.

9. “Who’s ready to dance?!”


It is the holidays after all, so why is everyone talking and not dancing?! This is your chance to get the chismes to simmer down. Play a quebradita and watch how quickly people forget about chisme.


READ: Reasons Why You Refuse To Go To A Family Party If Your Primos Are Not There

If you have crazy chismosos in your family share this story! 

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Has Brought Us Some Serious Talent But These Are Our Favorite Latino Judges In Herstory

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Has Brought Us Some Serious Talent But These Are Our Favorite Latino Judges In Herstory

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It’s no secret that drag and, in particular, drag queens have made their way into the mainstream. Much of their success is easily attributed to the hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has helped catapult hundreds of queens into the spotlight.

The show, which is now in it’s 12 regular season (plus countless spinoffs), has one eight Emmy Awards – but above all else, it’s helped create a community for LGBTQ persons who hadn’t grown up seeing people like them on TV. So many people say that the show has helped them accept their identities. It’s also helped launch the careers of dozens of drag queens.

It’s no surprise then, that the show has also attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment – from Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga to Ricky Martin and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, several high-profile judges have helped judge the completion for their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.

Mike Ruiz

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Mike Ruiz was a tasty addition to the regular lineup of ‘Drag Race’ judges – having made several appearances over the course of the show. Although he hasn’t returned since season 6. He often launched the season with a photoshoot in which he had to find the perfect shot of each queen.

Maria Conchita Alonso

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The Cuban-born telenovela star made her debut on Drag Race in the very first season of the show – where she helped judge the first ever ball. She made her way back to Drag Race during season 5, where she came back to coach the queens on their telenovela acting skills alongside Wilmer Valderrama. It’s obvious this two-time guest judge has a special place in her heart for drag!

Rosie Perez

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The Acadamy Award-nominated actress also made her Drag Race debut on the show’s very first season, where she helped judge the first ever girl group competition. She judged alongside Mary Wilson and the duo were definitely one of the season’s highlights.

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba was one of the biggest-named actresses to appear as a judge – especially in the earlier seasons. She made her debut on Drag Race in season 7, which was jam packed full of big name guest judges – Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Mel B – just to name a few.

Jessica Alba didn’t disappoint fans on her visit to the show either having fun with the queens as they shot their parody music video. The winner of the episode – Kennedy Davenport – also scored a three year supply of products from Alba’s The Honest Company.

Demi Lovato

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Another season 7 judge, Demi Lovato’s appearance on the show left the queens gagged. She appeared in the season just two episodes after Ariana Grande had been on so the queens were being treated to some of the biggest names in pop.

Demi Lovato was joined by guest judge John Waters – who’s iconic films inspired the episodes maxi-challenge, of which Ginger Minj won. For the lip synch – between Miss Fame and Pearl – the queens got to perform Demi Lovato’s “Really Don’t Care.”

Christina Aguilera

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Getting none other than Christina Aguilera (a.k.a. Xtina) to appear in the premiere episode of season 10 (a.k.a. season X) was definitely a very clever idea. Besides, Christina Aguilera has been considered an important LGBTQ+ ally since her music video for “Beautiful,” which featured same-sex relationships during a time when this was not necessarily trendy for popstars to do.

On Drag Race, Christina Aguilera was more than willing to have fun. She even did a bit in which she pretended to be season 9 contestant Farrah Moan (who many believe looks like the singer). Overall, Xtina did not disappoint Drag Race fans!

Guillermo Díaz

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Cuban-American actor Guillermo Díaz made his Drag Race debut in season 11 on the third episode, alongside pop star Troye Sivan. The two were there to help judge one of my favorite maxi-challenges to date – the teams had to select a pop diva to worship in their TV evangelist show.

In the lip synch challenge, the bottom six queens lip synced to Jennifer Lopez’s “Waiting for Tonight” and it was everything.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Drag Race was one of the most revolutionary shows when it first started. Here were drag artists going on national TV and performing their art form, when it was still considered extremely taboo. Times have changed, thankfully, and so much so that one of the nation’s leading politicians made a guest judge appearance on the show. Enter: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who made her debut on the show during season 12, episode 7.

This episode featured by far the very best ‘rusical’ every performed on the show – honoring pop queen Madonna. AOC was very visibly into the performance and gave plenty of constructive criticism and praise to the queens. She even snuck backstage during the taping of Untucked to have more one-on-one time with the queens, and reminding them of the power of their art form and their voice.

Ricky Martin

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars’ Season 5 is already a hit with fans and maybe Ricky Martin had something to do with it. Fans are loving him on the judges’ panel and didn’t hold back from expressing their love for him. The Puerto Rican singer-actor watched every performance with equal enthusiasm and awe — especially the last one where queen India Ferrah and lip-sync assassin Yvie Oddly battled it out in the elimination. 

And pretty much all of Twitter agreed that Ricky Martin has only gotten better with age – calling him the ultimate trade of ‘All Stars’ Season 5.

Did we miss any of your favorite judges? Or who would you like to see make a guest appearance on Drag Race?

One Tweet Is Gently Reminding Everyone That If You Are From Spain You Aren’t Latino

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One Tweet Is Gently Reminding Everyone That If You Are From Spain You Aren’t Latino

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There is a lot of discussion about Spanish musicians being included in the Latin music genre. While the music industry doesn’t have the vocabulary to differentiate between Latino and Hispanic, we do. One tweet is offering a gentle reminder of that.

Here is the tweet reminding Spaniards that they can’t be Latino.

Being Latino/Latina/Latinx is an identifier for people who have roots in Latin America. Latin America represents countries throughout the Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti), Central America, South America, and Mexico.

The growing consensus of who gets to use what terms is strictly geographical.

Hispanic is specific to people from Spain or Spanish-speaking area. Meanwhile, Latino means being from Latin America. It is possible to be both Hispanic and Latino. Meanwhile, Brazilians are Latinos, not Hispanic and Spaniards are Hispanic, not Latino.

Some people blame the popularity of Spanish entertainers in the Latino community.

In the U.S., it is common to see Spanish singers and actors included in the list of Latin entertainment. Speaking Spanish is one of the first indicators of Latin entertainment but this does not make them Latino.

Antonio Banderas, Enrique Iglesias, and Alejandro Sans are perfect examples of Spanish artists who are beloved in the Latino community. They are often billed as Latin artists because that is a universally understood genre to represent Spanish-language entertainment.

The conversation has been happening for a while, most notably when Rosalía was nominated for Latin music awards.

People were upset that Rosalía, a Spanish artist, was taking the place of Latino artists in Latin music. People of Latino descent consider Spanish people to be the colonizers. Tbh, it is true. Spaniards did come to Latin America to colonize the land. Centuries later Latino people want more separation and acknowledgment that Latinos and Hispanics are not the same things.

It is 2020 and people are still sharing experiences of having to educate people about their identities and how to properly address them.

People are Twitter were appreciating this kind of conversation and if you want to learn more about how Latinos and Hispanics are different, click here.

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