The Colombian reggaetón artist deleted her tweet however the dialog continues.
On Monday, reggaeton artist Karol G began trending on Twitter as a result of she wrote a tone-deaf tweet about race, that has since been deleted.
On condition that she actually in contrast race to her canine’s fur, individuals weren’t completely happy and shortly meme-ified her problematic tweet:
However past memes, individuals felt that this served as an excellent alternative to debate racial biases that non-Black Latinxs have in the direction of Black Latinxs.
Others additionally known as out reggaetón artists in addition to Karol G for capitalizing off a style rooted from Black Latinxs and never correctly standing up for Black lives:
Goya, who’s a part of the Colombian hip-hop trio ChocQuibTown, additionally spoke out about this:
After hours of individuals calling her out, Karol G issued an apology in each English and Spanish.
“I used to be flawed and I apologize. I need to clarify that my intentions have been proper within the picture I posted earlier. I meant to say that racism is horrible and that I can not start to grasp it,” she wrote.
“These previous few days have been arduous and it is extraordinarily painful to see it proceed to occur. IT NEEDS TO STOP. There is just one race and that’s the human race. I acknowledge that the best way I expressed myself was not proper.”
Nonetheless, her apology would not clear up her misstep. Folks delivered to her consideration that it is dangerous to say that there’s just one race:
The tweet about her canine wasn’t her solely problematic one, both.
The tweet invalidates the truth that race does exist and proper now the primary focus ought to be on how one can confront anti-Blackness and assist Black lives, somewhat than to easily say race should not be a factor.
Over the weekend, she additionally tweeted an image of herself with the caption, “Se trata de vivirla. Hoy estoy feliz.” Translation: “It is all about dwelling it. Immediately I am completely happy.” She posted this whereas many everywhere in the US – and all over the world – are protesting to convey consideration to police brutality in opposition to Black individuals.
In conclusion, these of us who’re non-Black Latinxs must be extra conscious of how we show allyship. We have to deal with the scenario at hand appropriately, amplifying Black voices and sharing sources to assist protesters as a substitute of creating blanket statements that race should not exist.
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