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Internet Trolls Trashed Gina Rodriguez’s Toes and She Defends Herself in the Best Way Possible

Gina Rodriguez celebrated her recent acting success by gracing the cover for People en Español – and totally owning it. She shared her excitement via Instagram where a few trolls destroyed the actress’ Spanish and even the way she curled her toes. What?! Who does that? Well, here’s how the Jane the Virgin star responded to those haters…

Here is the IG post that sparked the controversy.

Here is what people were saying:

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I don’t think “Uuuuu” is an English, or Spanish word for that matter, but OK.

GoogleTranslate
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Who said she used Google Translate?

Gina, you hear this?

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Boom.

Among the trolls, there were a few fans who empathized with Gina.

IStruggleToo
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This is probably more common than people want to admit.

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Gina made sure to thank fans for support.

IFeelYouGirl
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#truth ✊

Remember the toe critiques mentioned?

ThatsYourPetPeeve
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Really? Of all things you could think of THAT is your pet peeve?

HerToesBeGone
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They magically disappeared and nobody cares, OK?

TheyAreJustCurled
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Some people just can’t figure things out on their own. Thank you for educating people, Gina.

Some people learned things from their exchanges.

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IHaveToes
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I can’t believe we are still talking toes…

FinallyYouGetIt
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Yes! That’s it. All toes are there! Finally someone gets it! ? ?

Gina also learned who her friend are.

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@jeremyrayvaldez’s comment was no longer in the thread. One can only assume he regrets what he wrote.

Gina took it a step further and called out the divide in the Latino community.

You know what saddens my heart, is when you try and celebrate an accomplishment with those that have helped you achieve it and no matter what, someone, anyone, has something negative to say. Whether it was from the way my toes curled under to the way I typed my spanish. We desire to project our own insecurities and hatred on another. When did we decide social media was for hating, for putting others down rather than lifting them up. I refuse to participate in that kind of world. Before you write a comment today on anyone's picture or anyone's page ask yourself would you want others to say that about yourself? What am I getting out of being mean to another person I have never met? Yesterday I shared my joy for the cover of @peopleenespanol and I was blown away at the immediate hate projected on my page. My question to you today is this, do you know the power you have in this world and do you desire to use it for good? I do. #NoToKeyboardCourage

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This was not the first time Gina called for Latino unity.

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During the White House Correspondent’s Weekend Reception, Gina touched on the issue of intraracial racism that only serves to weaken the Latino community from within.

“I think as Latinos in this country, we are all put under one umbrella; we are Latino. And then under that umbrella we look at each other and we say, ‘I’m Puerto Rican; you’re Mexican. I’m Mexican; you’re Ecuadorian. I’m Chilean; you’re Panamanian.’ We have to stop, y’all. We have to unite, because the truth is is that nobody is looking at us like that, except ourselves. And the problem with that is that if you support one Mexican story, that means they’re going to give the money to support a Puerto Rican story. If they support that Puerto Rican story then they then we’re going to have money for a Dominican story, then we’re going to have some money for that Venezuelan story. We all deserve to have our culture exemplified, glorified, recognized, and valued.”

Well said, Gina.

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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A family from Arizona has tragically been without a home since New Year’s Day. Fortunately, however, thanks to the swift efforts of a neighbor, they still have each other.

On New Year’s Day, the Salgado family was asleep in their home in Avondale, Arizona when they heard a frantic knock at their door. Nicole Salgado’s husband, who lived in the home with their children, opened the front door to find her neighbor shouting at her to get her family out of the house. It was on fire.

The Salgado family woke up New Year’s Day to find their house in flames.

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“We were all asleep,” Salgado explained to CNN in an interview. “Then all of the sudden around 7:30 in the morning, we hear banging on our door and our doorbell is going off and we kind of get scared.”

Their neighbor, Carolyn Palisch, was there telling them to get out of the house. Footage from the family’s home security video shows their neighbor running past flames to get to the home.

“He opened the door and all I heard was our neighbor Carolyn saying your house is on fire you have to get out,” said Salgado.

Salgado, who is a mother to four children, hurried to gather her children. Together, all of them escaped the burning home safely. “It was just kind of frantic at first, making sure we got everyone out and the dogs out,” she explained. “Then once we realized the full extent of it we were just in shock as we watched our home burn.”

Sadly, the Salgado family lost all their belongings in the fire

Salgado explained that the roof of her house collapsed moments after they escaped. According to CNN, firefighters at the scene claimed that if the family had still been sleeping at the time the roof had collapsed they would have inhaled the smoke and likely passed out immediately.

We are so thankful to just be alive,” Salgado explained in a post to her TikTook page. She also included doorbell camera footage of the moment their neighbor came to the rescue.

Salgado’s video has been liked nearly 7 million times on TikTok.

“Never did we think it was going to blow up the way it did. But we are so grateful,” Salgado explained. “We are so glad it did for Carol, to show how amazing she is. If it wasn’t for her it’d be a totally different story. We feel so thankful to her. We’re always going to consider her family. She not only saved us, she saved our kids.”

Salgado says that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and shared that her family has created a Go Fund Me account to help them rebuild their lives.

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This Holiday Season Give To These Organizations That Are Helping Our Community

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This Holiday Season Give To These Organizations That Are Helping Our Community

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As we approach “the most wonderful time of the year,” it is important to remember the importance of giving back to the community. If you want to give back this holiday season, we have compiled a list of 10 organizations all with a different mission to donate to.

United We Dream

United We Dream is one of the largest immigrant youth-led communities in the country. They aim to inspire and empower undocumented immigrant youth to make their voices heard. They expertly use social media to activate their audience and inform their community of important moments. They also launched the National Undocu Fund in April to provide financial assistance to undocumented people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who could not receive benefits for the government stimulus.

Young Center For Immigrant Children’s Rights

The Young Center advocates for the well-being of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States. The goal of the organization is to change the immigration system so that children in immigration proceedings are recognized as children. When you make a donation, it will go towards providing a Child Advocate for a child. The role of the advocate is to look for the child’s best interests including custody and release and serve as allies to the children during deportation proceedings. 

UPROSE

UPROSE is the oldest Latino community organization based in Brooklyn. It was founded in 1966 with a focus on the global climate justice movement. “UPROSE views the just urban policy—ranging from transportation to open space—as the heart of climate adaptation and community resilience,” reads a statement on the website. If you want to donate to environmental efforts led by a Latino organization, check out UPROSE’s website

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies aims to protect the human rights of refugee women, children, the LGBTIA community, and others who flee their home countries. They provide legal expertise, training,  and engage in appellate litigation and policy development. 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) aims to provide a path to higher education for Latino and Hispanic students. They provide Latino families with the knowledge and resources needed for the path to higher education. They provide scholarships for our community and have awarded over $588 million. “HSF strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation, mobilizing our community to proactively advance that goal,” states the website. 

Voto Latino

The grassroots political organization is dedicated to empowering the Latino community through civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development. In the past 2020 election cycle, the organization registered 601,330 voters. To donate to their efforts, check out the Voto Latino website

RAICES

RAICES is a non-profit organization based in San Antonio Texas that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees. “When you donate to RAICES, your gift will go towards securing the release of thousands of people and ensuring that each person receives quality legal and social services,” reads the donation page. For more information about RAICES, click here.

Farmworker Justice

Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. The COVID- 19 pandemic has made it clear how essential field and farmworkers are to the nation. Many of these workers lacked PPE equipment while working and this organization launched the “Soy Indispensable” Initiative to provide face masks for farmworkers. 

Immigrant Families Together

Immigrant Families Together is dedicated to reuniting immigrant families separated at the US/Mexico border. Your donation to this organization goes to providing legal counsel, payment of bonds, detention support, housing, food, clothing, transportation, and medical care. If you are passionate about keeping families together, donate to Immigrant Families Together. 

Latino Victory Fund

The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive organization. The mission of the organization is to build political power in the Latino community. They aim to have the voices and values of Latinos reflected in all levels of government and in the policies passed.

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