milotic2 (milotic2) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Is Rosalia Latin?



Translated from Spanish

Yesterday night at the MTV VMAs, Spanish singer, Rosalia, became the winner of the best Latin video award for smash hit “con altura” featuring Colombian artist J Balvin.

The fact that, as a person born in Spain, she was referred as Latin, was included and ended up winning in a category reserved for Latin American music, and accepted the award, has sparked major outrage among social media, with claims of cultural appropriation from many.

Many users have stated that she’s a white European and from a country that historically conquered and subjugated the region. While the other faction states that she speaks Spanish and that Spanish as a Romance language, derives from the Latin language, thus, her and people from many European countries are technically Latin too.

Rosalia was born in Barcelona and her music has a strong influence from flamenco.

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Tags: award show - mtv vmas, latino celebrities, music / musician (world), race / racism
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