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Twitter attacks Rachel Zegler for calling herself Latina

Rachel Zegler (20) tweeted her excitement about being cast as Snow White in Disney's new live-action adaptation.



She was immediately descended on by Twitter users who argued she was not Latina because she was born in New Jersey. Rachel's mother is half-Colombian (her grandmother lived in Colombia) and her father is Polish - both were born in America.





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83 replies, 52 likes in agreement.. SOME people on Twitter attack.
Do Latinas not come from New Jersey?
Apparently not, according to some of these twitter users. lol
If you weren't born in Latin America, you're not Latino/Latina.


So, on that note... guess I'm not Latino now?
i, too, have to hand in my puerto rican card :'(
i was the first in my family to be born in the US so i guess i'm not either????
same
and I'M FROM FUCKING JERSEY
i guess my dad being puerto rican, growing up eating enough arroz con gandules to choke a fucking horse, and living in PR for a few year means nothing

...my poor kids. i have to tell them this news.
the nuyoricans are next

shangri__la

1 day ago

ginainabottle

1 day ago

msgovna

1 day ago

nutmegdealer

1 day ago

green_monsterx

1 day ago

Not today Twitter. Not on JLo's internet.
lmfao this is why you're an icon. I'm stealing this.
This is obviously very stupid but this also looks like it was just a handful of people being very stupid, not any real type of backlash.
just using the word 'backlash' imparts a whole different scenario until you actually read it and it's just a few people with a collective of braincells to share.
Of course a Rosalia fucking fan would say that, LMFAO
It's not my place to say so but: yes.
I spiritually identify with embarrassment for this tweet rn
LMAO!

Rosalia does have a huge following in LATAM so I will give this person the benefit of the doubt and for my sanity pretend they are from here.
lolll so we’re supposed to listen to Rosalia updates, someone who definitely benefits from pretending to be Latina when she’s Spanish

teacoat

1 day ago

I'm over here wondering what's so funny about this tweet then I saw who tweeted.
If you spiritually identify with your ancestors

Me after remembering my great great great grandmother was French

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Can't believe you guys are not seeing this is a joke, I defend our right to be oldies but everything has a limit you guys lmao
i know this place is dead but are we really making a post about two bored teens with <5k total twitter followers and brainworms???
We get multiple posts every week by stans of people and things almost no one but they have heard of. At this point, you just have to accept it.
thats still different than making a post about what someone with 300 followers shat out on twitter lmao
This place has always had questionable posts but the new mods have been letting shit slide in that make zero sense.

paixetdamour_x

1 day ago

toxic_illusion

1 day ago

veritas_44

1 day ago

therearewords

1 day ago

veritas_44

1 day ago

therearewords

1 day ago

I can't believe some of the stuff that is let slide tbf. Random tweets with two retweets are facts. It's embarrassing.

toxic_illusion

1 day ago

I’m not trying to come for you with this, but I’m genuinely curious why it even matters? We clearly have absolutely zero integrity to uphold on this site, so whatevs. We either scroll past the post and leave it with maybe a handful of comments at most, or have fun with it like in this one. Lol

toomuchtimelol

1 day ago

hubbabubbabb

today

lol you know i scroll by posts i don't care about all the time, you might wanna try it!

cold_nites

1 day ago

bellwetherr

1 day ago

Submit your own posts, then. 🤷🏻‍♀️

gloeden2

1 day ago

msgovna

1 day ago

odetothefool

1 day ago

toomuchtimelol

1 day ago

littlelistmaker

1 day ago

Novaxx can't be the only one keeping us entertained.
you're saying this about a website that existed on Hilary Duff walking posts for years????

cold_nites

1 day ago

If her family taught her about Colombian culture and she embraced it, then I don't think it's wrong of her to identify as latina.

sluttyroyals

January 14 2022, 14:02:31 UTC 1 day ago Edited:  January 14 2022, 14:09:42 UTC

Guess I gotta tell me Mexican-born cousin she’s not Latina anymore by default of living in New Jersey. 🥴

eta but i did subject myself to reading the quotes and ppl legit arguing that all it takes is to live in latam for a few years to be considered latino…i kno the folks there have a generally dumb view on race and ethnicity but like jfc they really don’t know how ethnicity works…
"Your burden is my burden. Llamame, hermana."
Poor woman looks dead behind the eyes. I would be too if I lived with Alec Baldwin and ten thousand kids.
She just hasn't had her morning cup of José yet.

marzipanism

1 day ago

The posts about this girl keeps getting funnier and funnier lol 😂😂😂
People really get mad about the dumbest shit these days.
i believe that we can all be latina if we keep our hearts open to possibility
I saw some people (POC) say she's too "black" to play Snow White and that theres no representation for lightskinned poc, and that "they just want to see someone pure instead of catering to blacks" lmao
"I saw some people (POC) say she's too "black" to play Snow White"
how? lol

and that theres no representation for lightskinned poc,
lol

and that "they just want to see someone pure instead of catering to blacks" lmao

Bruh ik lol, people are always so messy abt this stuff and idk why
I read this 5 times and I still don’t know what this means.

cheerspinkears

1 day ago

There's no representation for lightskinned poc

EYE HAVE TO LAUGH LMAOOOOOO

But in all seriousness, I'm beyond tired of nbpoc being upset at the hyper visibility that black ppl have that WE DIDN'T ASK FOR. Instead of being mad at us, be mad at the powers that treat race as merely a black and white issue and gatekeeping opportunities for ALL non-white ppl.

ultraamaniac

1 day ago

That sounds like some blackface trolls ngl 😂
wait is rachel afro colombian???

iznanassi

1 day ago

that is stupid. My BF is Mexican but we are living in Germany, I would still consider our child Latina/o (if I was a woman and up for having a baby lol)
Yes but you have common sense and a fully formed brain, 2 things these Twitter users don’t!
slow news morning?
If the queue is empty, I allow almost everything.
👀 good to know.

therearewords

1 day ago

In that case, I can't wait to have my post about the reasons why Elmo is 100% right on Rocco just being an inanimate object, accompanied by Geo-anatomy 101, and how he's thoroughly justified in his breakdowns around Zoe to be accepted.

therearewords

1 day ago

browneyedguuurl

1 day ago

ok but it was worth clicking on the link for this:

Xuxa > everyone
xuxa is so iconic
This just made me miss my Xuxandalias.
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