Just when you thought Los XV De Rubí couldn’t get any better, an artist did this.
Mexican artist and animator, Alex Batako, has gifted the Internet with something better than Los XV De Rubí. Okay, tbh, it is completely based off of Los XV De Rubí. But it isn’t just about Rubí. Batako was able to blend in some other of the Internet’s most iconic Mexicans from the year: Paco, the empanada salesman from Acapulco and #LadyWuuu (Menudo’s biggest fan). Since he published the video, it’s been shared more than 700 times on Facebook and has been picked up by several media organizations. This is exactly what the Internet was made for.
Alex Batako gave the now infamous XV De Rubí video a new and comical twist.
CREDIT: Alex Batako Toons / Facebook
And the Internet is loving it and him.
@alex_batako Te felicito…estas en muchas noticias de internet y ahora en la televisión…!! Ve por mas ya viste que si se puede lograr!!
“American Dirt” is one novel grabbing all of the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The book, written by a Puerto Rican woman, has been dragged for relying on stereotypes and tropes about Mexicans to tell a tale of migrating to the U.S. Several celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, have praised the book sparking a more severe backlash from people. The novel has led to a Twitter trend of Latinos writing their own Latino novels using the same kinds of stereotypes found throughout the book.
Latinos on Twitter are dragging “American Dirt” author Jeanine Cummins.
Social media has been calling out Jeanine Cummins and everyone who has endorsed “American Dirt.” The main complaint has been the insensitive and stereotypical writing trying to tell a Mexican story from a non-Mexican writer.
It wasn’t long until Latino Twitter users took to the micro-blogging site to show how ludicrous the book is.
Several creatives have shared paragraphs playing up tired and offensive stereotypes to shine a light on what they see in “American Dirt.” Some stars, like Salma Hayek, have had to apologize for promoting the book without reading it.
Latinos from all walks, not just Mexican, have joined in on the social media trend.
There have long been discussions about the proper representation of Latinos in media. From books to movies to television to comics, the conversations have long revolved around the lack of the people telling the stories. “American Dirt” is another example of someone not from an experience writing about the experience and totally missing the mark.
Some of the tweets are short and sweet but pack a punch.
The backlash against “American Dirt” has been so strong and sustained that even Oprah Winfrey has had to change her tune. The media megastar has announced a deeper panel discussion about the book to really bring to light the underlying frustrations with the books.
Latinos have long been underrepresented and ignored but it seems critics are on track to win this battle.
What do you think about the controversy around “American Dirt” and the celebrities who praised and promoted it without reading it?
The 62nd annual Grammy Awards was filled with tributes to Kobe Bryant after his tragic and shocking death in a helicopter crash with his daughter in Calabasas. Artists included tributes to the basketball legend in their performances last night but one performance made everyone think about the father and daughter who died.
Camila Cabello sang her new single “First Man” about the love between and father and daughter and things became very emotional.
Cabello’s song “Frist Man” is a song dedicated to the love between a daughter and father. A special love that cannot be explained to those who have not experienced it. It is a bond filled with trust, safety, protection, and appreciation.
Cabello sang the song to her father, who was sitting in the front row, and he could not contain his emotions.
Latino fathers aren’t known for their public display of emotions. It isn’t because they don’t feel the emotions but it is just a common thing for Latino dads to stay stoic and strong. Seeing Cabello’s father crying while his daughter sings to him is a touching moment.
Her performance was bringing social media users to tears.
You can see the emotions in Cabello’s eyes as she sang her sweet song dedicated to the love and sacrifices of her dad. It is a special reminder that our parents have done so much to get us to where we are.
The song had a special meaning since it was the same day that Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash.
On the morning of Jan. 26, 2020, before the Grammys, news broke that Kobe Bryant died when a helicopter crashed in Calabasas. The entertainment world was shocked when TMZ reported the crash. Bryant, who was 41, played for the L.A. Lakers for 20 years. His daughter was following in his footsteps and was part of the basketball community. In their rush to report the story, TMZ reported Bryant’s death before the family could be notified.
A mixture of the days’ events and the connection between fathers and daughters led to an emotional reaction from fans.
There was a lot of build-up to the performance. Many speculated, based on the kind of hype the performance was getting, that Cabello might be singing a special song to Shawn Mendes. Mendes and Cabello fans are not-so-secretly hoping for the pair to become a couple.
Even parents felt the love in the song.
Who couldn’t text their parents or children after seeing this performance? The love between a child and their parent is something special. It is an unconditional love that comes with heartbreak when the child moves away. It is a bittersweet relationship filled with so many ups and downs but it is beautiful in its longevity.
The performance really hit home for some viewers who recently lost their own parents.
The loss of a parent is a hard moment in anyone’s life. They are the person who knows you best and has known you your entire life. Losing that kind of connection is tough and painful but a part of life.
So, take some time and call your parents today. They want to hear from you.