CREDIT: Natalya La Mexicana / YouTube
Warning: if you have ever been pegged, slapped, or flogged with a chancla, turn away now.
Much like the hidden blade in “Assassin’s Creed,” the chancla is the weapon of choice for Latina mothers. They keep their chanclas hidden in plain sight, waiting for deployment if you push them to the damn edge. There were times when my mother wasn’t even wearing them and suddenly one was flying directly at my head or back or legs. One time my tia threw a chancla that hit me and three of my cousins in a single toss. We weren’t even doing anything, she just said that we looked like we were about to do something. We still flinch when she goes to scratch her ankles.
Now you can relive your chancla-inflicted PTSD with this parody of Desiigner’s “Panda.” Don’t get confused though. “Panda” is a song about pandas, or possibly about the BMW X6, both of which are cute, fun things. Chanclas aren’t any of those things. “Chancla” came to our attention after this recent post, when the talented Natalya La Mexicana posted a link to her video in our comments section. We’re glad she did.