With a spatula
The Puerto Rican gave an interview for Time magazine that caused a wave of reactions.
Bad Bunny is once again in the eye of the hurricane, because after he starred in the first cover completely in Spanish from the magazine Time, He was criticized for not taking a strong position when questioned about racism in the reggaeton industry.
And it is that during a long interview for said medium, the interpreter of successes was asked as I behave pretty, The Effect o disgusted if you considered that elements of race and color could be involved in determining who is most successful in the urban genre.
Given this, the Puerto Rican was consistent in assuring that he could not talk much about it, since it was a subject that had not gone through him personally.
“Within my ignorance I do not understand it. I said that can’t be. I couldn’t imagine it. I can’t say yes or no because I don’t live it. I have also not seen with my own eyes that yes, this person did not become more successful because of his skin, I have not seen. It would be irresponsible of me to say yes, ”he began to say and added:
“For example, they asked me if Tego Calderón would have been bigger if he wasn’t black. But in my eyes, Tego Calderón is the biggest singer in the industry. You understand? I didn’t understand things about the industry that might be true. Perhaps the doors were closed because of his skin, perhaps some promoter preferred an artist whiter than him. But I don’t know those things.”
Bad Bunny was the protagonist of the first cover entirely in Spanish of Time magazine. Credit: @time / Instagram
After these statements by the famous came to light, several users on social networks were dissatisfied with his position on racism.
It was in this scenario that a user in TikTokk identified as Aquiariahna (@aquariahna) made a video showing her discontent and this content quickly exceeded 60,000 views.
“Bad Bunny, that privilege does not cloud empathy,” he placed in the description.
In her clip, the young woman recalled Bad Bunny’s statements and pointed out that, from her perspective, it did not seem to her that a person with such popularity as that artist has was limited to evading such a transcendental issue.
“It is a complete opinion and absolutely irresponsible. Because Benito, being the artist that he is, having the reach and recognition that he has and being one of the first representatives of ‘we are Latinos’, ‘we are jabaos’ ‘we are all a mixture’ cannot or should not come out with that kind of thing” , he remarked.
Bad Bunny is one of the most famous artists today (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
Likewise, the influencer delved into the bad rabbit You should not wait to go through some kind of discrimination to position yourself against these events.
“Because one does not need to live an injustice firsthand to see it or to recognize it, because just like when he came out making the video of I dog alone and asking for justice for Alexa, although he is not a trans/LGBT+ person, he could see that,” he commented and added:
And the speech that Bad Bunny is not white and that Bad Bunny’s parents ‘are black’ and that someone in his family was black and that’s why he has curly hair exists, this makes this conversation even more irritating and more irresponsible. . Because black people die every day for being black at the hands of the police, the State, other people, especially in a place like Puerto Rico.
The young woman explained that in Puerto Rico several places were relegated in terms of public policies due to the fact that their residents were mostly Afro-Latinos.
Bad Bunny has not ruled on the accusations (REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni / File Photo)
“Every time there is a natural disaster, a hurricane, every time aid is sent, Loiza being the place, the state and the mainly black people of Puerto Rico is the only one that is never taken into account. And if Benito is as much a fan of Tego Calderón as he says, he should know that his entire musical career was based on this, on talking about blackness, on talking about the injustices that black people experience in Puerto Rico,” he remarked. blunt way
Finally, the user of Tiktok He gave his opinion on racism in the industry and gave some examples of artists who have not reached a level of fame as big as Bad Bunny.
“I am going to help Benito answer this question, since he did not know what to say. Yes, racism and colorism do affect the industry, that’s why he is where he is and artists like him Sechlike Mike Towers and like Chocquibtown have not reached the level of recognition they deserve”, he mentioned and concluded:
And no, it’s not just before your eyes, Tego Calderón is the best reggaeton artist that exists, but yes, being black and talking about racism and injustice is what prevented him from reaching a level of fame and recognition like the yours.