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This Is The Expectation Vs. Reality Of Latinos Who Don’t Speak English Well

Sex sells. That never changes. What changes, however, is what we consider sexy. Take this Las Vegas tourism commercial, in which we see three, limited-English speaking Latinas experiencing a sexy night on the town thanks to some nice Vegas men, who aren’t at all trying to take advantage of this language barrier.

Credit: Visit Las Vegas/YouTube

This, of course, has us scratching our heads. In today’s political climate, showing Latinos who can’t speak the language is a quick way to get people’s blood boiling (and not in a sexy way) about topics like immigration. But that’s how sexy advertising works. To show you what we mean, let’s take a quick look at the subtle differences between the fantasy advertisers sell to us and our reality.

On television, sexy non-English speaking Latinas be like:

Credit: Visit Las Vegas / Giphy / YouTube

In reality, non-English speaking Latinos be like:

Credit: EveryWWWhere / Giphy / YouTube

On television, sexy non-English speaking Latinas be like:

Credit: Visit Las Vegas / Giphy / YouTube

In reality, non-English speaking Latinos be like:

On television, sexy non-English speaking Latinas be like:

Credit: Visit Las Vegas / Giphy / YouTube

In reality, non-English speaking Latinos be like:

Credit: EveryWWWhere / Giphy / YouTube

On television, sexy non-English speaking Latinas be like:

Credit: Visit Las Vegas / Giphy / YouTube

In reality, non-English speaking Latinos be like:

Credit: EveryWWWhere / Giphy / YouTube

As you can see from the previous examples, the differences between advertising and reality are subtle, but consistent. The next time you see a commercial, whether it’s selling bottled water or a political candidate, we hope you’ll take a more critical look at what’s being sold to you.


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