Hate or love Donald Trump? STOP! Please watch this video. Comment if you agree or disagree.
As an entertainer, I try to stick to light-hearted topics that make people laugh or smile. I understand that's why people follow me. While I am fortunate to have amassed a worldwide audience (in large part thanks to my "How to Dance Like A Boss" video), it's only natural that a large portion of my audience is going to be Latino, especially since I include a lot of my Mexican-American upbringing in my content.
Recently, I made a few posts that have literally cost me a few hundred subscribers/followers. The posts revolve around Donald Trump and the alarming things that have been happening in the United States around race, ethnicity, nationality, and politics. While most of the posts have been funny ("Tiburcio For President", "The Real Reason Trump Hates Mexicans", “Can We Keep Their Tacos?", etc. ) some have not. For example, the link to the article I mention in the video.
I've always said that comedy is a serious business. It requires analytical though and finding humor in things most others simply don't pay attention to. However, what I have been seeing recently in the news, social media, and the real world is no laughing matter. As a socially conscious human being, I have to take a stand. But as a Latino with a platform, I have a responsibility to say something.
As a human race, we have been down this path before. Dehumanizing and blaming a nation’s problems and a group of individuals is very dangerous. I urge you, regardless of your stance on the #immigration issue, take a stand against violence and intolerance.
I leave you with this quote from the Museum of Tolerance website:
“…it is crucial for all of us to give new meaning to the word ‘tolerance’ and understand that our ability to value each and every person is the ethical basis for peace, security and intercultural dialogue. A peaceful future depends on our everyday acts and gestures. Let us educate for tolerance in our schools and communities, in our homes and workplaces and, most of all, in our hearts and minds.”
- Eddie G!
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