Over the weekend, Justin Bieber gave Latinas a special shoutout during the Miami leg of his “Purpose” tour. And the crowd absolutely loved it! Check it out:
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The moment even resulted in “Latinas” briefly trending on Twitter:
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We already knew about Justin’s penchant for Latinosity, but giving Latinas a special moment was also a smart move on his part given Miami’s pretty freaking huge (that’s the technical term, yes) Latino population. (So: “Wooo!”)
That said, there’s something we gotta address…
At the very, very beginning of the video above, you can hear Justin mention “Spanish girls,” which he is very clearly using as a synonym for Latinas. As do a lot of people.
BUT THAT AIN’T RIGHT, YOU GUYS.
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Mira, now you’re giving Penelope Cruz a headache. La pobre.
So, for the gazillionth time:
Spanish girls come from Spain.
Say it with me now: Spanish girls come from Spain.
***Cue retro proud Spanish girl gif:
This would be exactly like calling girls from the United States “English girls” because they speak English. It’s weird! And incorrect!
And, yes, we’re all too aware that our fellow Latinos are guilty of using this, too. Come on, guys.
OK? OK. Don’t make Rosario Flores cry:
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Tell us: Is this your pet peeve, too?