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White California Woman Calls Latino Man ‘Rapist And Animal’ Because He’s Mexican

A 27-year-old Latino man in California was filmed being verbally attacked over the weekend in a video exchange that has been viewed more than 2 million times online. Esteban Guzman was trying to do landscaping work on June 23 when an unidentified woman racially abused him and his mother calling them “rapists” and “animals.”

Here is the viral video showing the confrontation between Guzman and the unidentified woman.

Guzman says he and his mother were doing lawn work when out of nowhere the woman confronted them and she started yelling racist expletives.

“She began by yelling at my mom saying she was an illegal and [asking] how many drugs has she dealt.” Guzman says. “There was no real reason behind it all, she just confronted us the wrong way.”

Guzman tried defending his mother by telling the woman he was legal US citizen and but that didn’t deter the woman from making racist comments at them.

Guzman works in construction on weekends to supplement his full-time job in IT as a systems administrator.

Guzman recalls that the incident lasted about 10 minutes and the woman went back into her house. He believes she came out of her house due to loud noise caused by the yard work but thinks this could have been handled very differently.

“I felt discriminated because I’m a legal citizen and I felt violated,” Guzman explains. “My mom means the world to me and when anybody yells at her it gets me fired up. She doesn’t know our hardship and I did my best to try to tell the lady what I felt.”

The woman’s words are similar to the ones President Trump used when he announced he was running for president in 2015.

In his now infamous press conference, Trump said Mexico is “not sending” their best people, and alluded to them as “rapists.” The woman mentions President Trump during her racist tantrum citing his “rapists” remark. Guzman believes that President Trump’s racist rhetoric has given people “confidence to speak up and show their true colors.”

Guzman says the video of the incident was removed for violating Facebook’s policies. This is the response he got.

CREDIT: CREDIT: Esteban Guzman/ Facebook
CREDIT: CREDIT: Esteban Guzman/ Facebook

Guzman was shocked when he saw the video was taken down by Facebook since it didn’t violate any of the Community Standards. The response he got from Facebook said the post showed “sexual exploitation and violence”. Facebook did eventually let Guzman repost the video citing it was a mistake to take it down. Mitú reached out to Facebook but they have not to our request for comment.

Esteban shared a message of unity that he hopes will bring positivity out of this bad incident.

Guzman says that racist people, like this woman, want to get a reaction out of you and get to their level. “Were gonna face racism together and were gonna end it, you’re not alone.”

“There is no room for racism, it will not be tolerated, or ignored,” Guzman said in a shared message on Twitter. “We will no longer be silenced. If I can give you some direction, please don’t let the hate clout your mind, stay focused on why we are against racism.”


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This Is Why Kate Del Castillo And Other Latino Celebs Are Boycotting SeaWorld

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This Is Why Kate Del Castillo And Other Latino Celebs Are Boycotting SeaWorld

Kate Del Castillo Photo credit: Johnny Louis | savedolphins.eii.org

Hey guys, guess what?! SeaWorld has been losing money like nobody and is targeting Latinos specifically to increase ticket sales. Because they think they can win us over. 😂

Meanwhile, some of our favorite, famous Latinos are saying it all for us. Here are 7 Latinos against SeaWorld and their reasons why.

1. Kate del Castillo

CREDIT: “KatedelCastillo” Digital Image. PETA. 26 June 2018.

In all her glory, she worked with PETA Latino to show the world how “37 orcas have died and none of them for natural reasons, which is devastating.”

In her own words, “we need to be the voice for animals.” I’ll do anything you tell me to, Kate. 😍

“No tenemos el derecho a abusar los animales.” -Kate del Castillo

CREDIT: peta2 / YouTube

“We don’t have the right to abuse animals.” – Kate del Castillo.

You can watch Kate get emotional with PETA Latino about the horrific conditions that orcas are kept in. Their lives are miserable, but their deaths can be worse. Like when Kandu got into a fight with another orca while trying to protect her only calf, Orkid (after 7 of her babies already died in captivity).

Kandu accidentally rammed her jaw open and bled out for hours in front of Orkid.

And death isn’t even the worst case scenario for orcas.

CREDIT: “SeaWorld San Antonio 1 orcas in tank” Digital Image. peta2. 27 June 2018.

Orcas typically travel 100 miles per day in the wild. At SeaWorld, they’re in the human equivalent of a bathtub… and they have to share it with other kidnapped, stressed af orcas.

According to a water-quality diver for SeaWorld, the orcas fight so often, and so fiercely that they rip off each other’s skin, which sink to the bottom of the tanks. Employees will casually gift strips of dead flesh to their families as a souvenir of the horror show of their lives. 💀

2. Christian Serratos

CREDIT: @cserratos / Twitter

Remember Angela from Twilight? Well, she’s been Rosita on The Walking Dead for a few years now, and she’ll throw shade at anyone who even associates with SeaWorld.

Because anyone with “orca masturbation” in their job description should reconsider.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. PETA. 27 June 2018.

That is an orca penis you’re looking at, folks, and those are employees tasked with “sexually stimulating” Tilikum, the famous orca at the center of the documentary, Blackfish.

SeaWorld has bred him so many times that 50% of the orcas at SeaWorld parks around the country are his offspring. Talk about daddy issues.

3. Kat Von D

CREDIT: @thekatvond / Twitter

After the orca star of the critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish died at SeaWorld, people poured in the streets to protest. Meanwhile, Kat Von D definitely poured out her heart on Twitter.

When Tilly died, some celebs were relieved.

CREDIT: @ASabbs123 / Twitter

SeaWorld kidnapped Tilly from his family in the wild, off the coast of Washington, when he was just a baby. There’s enough heartache in this world when we talk about humans, which is why it’s so offensive that SeaWorld would think to target Latinos.

4. Daniella Monet

CREDIT: @DaniellaMonet / Twitter

Daniella Monet is a huge animal lover, and she’s got nothing against whales. She does have a lot against SeaWorld.

Some things are best said in four words or less.

Latinos can relate more than anyone to savage sibling revenge.

CREDIT: “Seaworld san antonio 5 rake marks” Digital Image. peta2. 27 June 2018.

We’re all triggered by furniture shopping, and the countless hours our moms would spend at El Dorado, lured in by the promise of ice cream, and rage slowly bubbling up for hours. SeaWorld trainers don’t have chanclas, but they do withhold food. Inevitably, the orcas take their frustration out on each other.

5. Adriana de Moura

CREDIT: PETA

Real Housewives of Miami star, Adriana de Moura, hates Miami Seaquarium so much that she stripped for a PETA ad to raise awareness about the inhumane conditions at the amusement park for Lolita.

Lolita is the longest living orca in captivity. She’s been in an enclosure that was as deep as my diving pool in high school, on a key off Miami Beach. She can probably hear other orcas in the wild, but she’s trapped in a pool with no other orcas–effectively solitary confinement.

So could you live in a pool by yourself for the rest of your life?

Answer: No.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. PETA. 27 June 2018.

Orcas are often seen vomiting, something that is rarely seen in the wild. Just as we often felt nauseous and sick on Saturday mornings when the Cuban mop came out. “I feel trapped. Please set me free.”

6. Alfonso Herrera

CREDIT: PETA / LatinoYouTube

Afonso Herrera actually went with PETA Latino to visit SeaWorld San Diego and what he saw was lifeless orcas floating instead of swimming, and a host of unnatural behaviors.

Like gnawing on their prison bars until their teeth are worn down.

CREDIT: @ScienceDaily / Twitter

Virtually every orca at SeaWorld is in a state of pychosis, from boredom, to the point that they’re gnawing on anything they can find, and every orcas needs extreme dental work to repair the damage.

They’re also all medicated with anti-depressants. 💔

7. Ireland Baldwin

CREDIT: @peta / Twitter

PETA asked it’s followers what they’d rather do instead of going to SeaWorld, and Brazilian model, Ireland Baldwin, responded with beauty and grace. JK, but she did delete the tweet after. 😂

Like most of us, animals do better with their families than with a corporation.

CREDIT: @peta / Twitter

SeaWorld definitely has some great rescue programs, but they account for less than 1 percent of the profit they make off the animals who just want to go home.

Plus, hanging with frustrated, angry wild animals is dangerous.

CREDIT: @peta / Twitter

This summer, SeaWorld is creating more animal encounter experiences than ever–something that no wild animal is interested in. Don’t be fooled by that permanent smile on dolphins–she enojada af.

SeaWorld es lo mentirosa of all the parks.

CREDIT: @OrlRising / Twitter

If Disney is your friend always stepping out in acrylics, eating huge turkey legs every day, and fake sobbing while saying, “I just can’t gain any weight,” then SeaWorld is your Uncle Omar who lies between every drag of his cigarillo, but he gives you weed and Cuban coffee so you just go along with it.

Literally, SeaWorld said they gave this dolphin birth control, but she magically got inbred anyway and gave birth to a calf that died within minutes in captivity.

TBH, SeaWorld is like the pimp of the animal kingdom.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. PETA. 27 June 2018.

Like, remember that time that they separated best friends Szenja and Snowflake so that they could drug and rent her out to the Pittsburgh Zoo to use for breeding there?

Szenja died not long after, after spending 20 years with the only polar bear she knew, probably of a broken heart.

SeaWorld casually took 11 penguins from Antartica and just put them in this cage.

CREDIT: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

But they would rather talk about the rescue and rehab they do, and really  don’t want this kind of information getting out. Whoops.

Which sucks, because, claro que sí, all of us would like to see penguins in action, but not if we know they could be swimming free and that by us paying to see them, we’re affirming SeaWorld’s shady business ways.

….wtf is this?

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. PETA. 27 June 2018.

I mean, this picture says it all. That’s literally just a 2×4 of fake grass in a glass enclosure that is probably very confusing and stressful to these guys.

Plus, a former employee describes seeing garbage in the penguin enclosure, which is a hazard. If I put my dog in an enclosure with trash, she will eat it and need an ER visit.

Bottom line: SeaWorld exploits animals for profit.

CREDIT: “Much like a piece of equipment, Nanuq was “on loan” to SeaWorld for profit.” Digital Image. peta2. 27 June 2018.

Nanuq died in March of 2015 while “on loan” to SeaWorld for breeding purposes. He was removed from the water 42 times to retrieve sperm, and was shipped to five different parks. Before that, he was just living his best life off the coast of Canada with his pod until the Vancouver Aquarium decided to own his body.

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