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Brands Get Called Out For Inappropriately Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo invokes a variety of emotions — depending on whom you ask. For the majority of people, Cinco de Mayo is just another day to celebrate Taco Tuesday or drink too much tequila. For woke Latinos, however, it’s a day that involves eye rolls and facepalms to those who exploit the holiday that seems to be overtaken by American brands.

Here’s how companies and brands prepared to honor Mexico’s victory over the French in the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

Hirons pharmacy in Oregon feels the need to sell stereotypical products that they feel “represent” Mexican culture, at a discounted price of course.

What does lip glosses have to do with honoring Cinco de Mayo?

Apparently, Jenner began the tradition of selling her products with buy one get one free offer on Cinco de Mayo for the past two years.

Rite Aid says these products are Cinco de Mayo essentials.

“Seriously? Doritos?! I’m offended,” @Luevano1 tweeted. 

Nacho apparently means slow on Cinco de Mayo.

It’s important for people to not drive recklessly, so drive slow on nacho speed zones, according to the Official Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

This brewery seems to have gotten Cinco de Mayo and Day of the Dead mixed up.

“I just had a convo with one of the guys putting the event together,” Azucena Rasilla tweeted. “He was open to learning why this imagery is tone deaf and promise to change the flyer. If I can educate one person out of their shame, then I call it a successful Cinco.”

This TV anchor took Cinco de Mayo a step further.

Because a red dress screams Mexican.

Anything can be Cinco de Mayo if you just put a sombrero on it, right?

One way to really pay tribute to Mexican culture is by wearing random sports shirts.

To counter the negative Cinco de Mayo cultural appropriation, Twitter users are giving advice on what not to do on the holiday.

#ReclaimCincoDeMayo has been trending in advance of the holiday so there shouldn’t be any confusion about how to act on Cinco de Mayo.

And they are proving that humor can go a long way in educating the masses.

As Arizona Sen. Martín Quezada‏ tweeted: Just a friendly reminder. My culture is not a costume, alcoholic drink, or reason to act a fool today. #ReclaimCinco

Let us know how you are preparing for Cinco de Mayo!


READ: People Are Dragging The Owner Of This Bar For His Non-Apology Apology Over This Cinco De Mayo Celebration

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The Infamous Dine And Dasher Of Los Angeles Is Facing 13 Years In Prison

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The Infamous Dine And Dasher Of Los Angeles Is Facing 13 Years In Prison

Paul Guadalupe Gonzales made national headlines when his dine and dashing antics first came to light. The 45-year-old is accused of dining and dashing on eight women since mid-2016 defrauding them of $950. After more than two years of defrauding women on dates, Gonzales has been arrested and could face more than 10 years in prison.

Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, faces 13 years in prison for going on dates, racking up the bill and ditching the women before the check arrived.

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One of the women — who wished to remain anonymous — told a CBS affiliate back in 2016 that she went on a date with Gonzales after they met online in May. She said that he initially seemed very nice and made lots of conversation. She also said that the date became awkward when he ordered $100 worth of food just for himself.

This guy is obnoxious,” the women told CBS News. “First of all, who orders two entrees? But he excused it by saying he was a bodybuilder.”

The L.A. District Attorney’s Office allege that Gonzales has been scamming women out of hundreds of dollars between May 2016 through April 2018.

“He allegedly went to dinner with them at restaurants in Pasadena, Long Beach, Burbank and Los Angeles, where he ordered and consumed food and drinks, then allegedly left without paying any of the bill,” according to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

According to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Gonzales faces “seven counts of extortion, two counts of attempted extortion and one count of grand theft, all felonies, according to the criminal complaint in case GA103750. He also is charged with two misdemeanor counts each of defrauding an innkeeper and petty theft.”

At least eight women will be included in the case against Gonzales, and attorneys say he defrauded them out of $950 total.

The district attorneys office say that aside from the women, two restaurants that picked up the check are also listed among the victims. There are also accusations that Gonzales left a hair salon after receiving services and didn’t pay.

Gonzales pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion, grand theft and other charges. If he is found guilty by the jury, he faces a maximum of 13 years in prison.

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One of the women says that if Gonzales goes to prison, he’ll be eating for free.

“He doesn’t have to worry about any meals now. He’s gonna get three square meals a day,” she said, according to the BBC.


READ: First Date Style Guide

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