Charo Wept

The Broward County, Florida’s Facebook page wanted to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – when is white people month, by the way? – and the county decided it would be a good idea to use a dancing taco in the post. Cuchi, cuchi!

Sept. 15 marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and a Florida county wanted to help celebrate with a social media post. But the GIF didn’t go over well.

A maraca-holding, dancing hard-shell taco image was posted to the Broward County government’s Facebook page Tuesday morning, sparking social outrage.

The post, taken down hours after the damage had already been done, said, “National Hispanic Heritage Month starts today! It beings on the 15th of September, to celebrate the independence of Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. What are you doing to celebrate?”

Apparently they are turning away from the obvious cringe.

Instead of its audience sharing how they were going to celebrate, social media users shared their outrage over the insensitive graphic. And now, the county is being called out across national media outlets.

Their biggest mistake here was posting a photo of a hard taco. Soft tacos are superior, because they don’t crack into fifteen pieces the moment you take your first bite.

5 thoughts on “Charo Wept

  1. I used to do an annual ethnic report that went to the feds. According to them, “hispanic” is an ethnicity, not a race, so I had to count them as white. That report was one of the most jacked up reports that I ever had to deal with.

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  2. Few people know that Mexicans love mayonnaise… a lot. In fact, businesses import large quantities every year, and have since the early 1900’s. One of the early shipments, unfortunately, was sent by way of the new Cunard Lines’ passenger liners, The Titanic, which was sank on its maiden voyage. The cargo that was sent had been expected on May 5th, and ever since, our southern neighbors have memorialized that day.

    They call it, “Sinko de Mayo.”

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