Sunday is May, the 5th. With everyone from burrito restaurants to party supply stores to Mexican beer importers gearing up to celebrate Cinco de Mayo the hysterics at The Huffington Post are here to give some advice — don’t do it!
Yes, in predictable fashion, the perpetually offended at HuffPo has risen to the defense of nobody to coach us on proper behavior.
While chefs appreciate Mexican cuisine's day in the sun every May 5, they're not totally on board with the way the U.S. has appropriated their food. https://t.co/gM9BP8lnHo
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) May 2, 2019
While their advice on eating etiquette (to appropriate a French term) is greatly appreciated (to appropriate sarcasm) it seems that many were not taking their advice here…how can we put this…”SERIOUSO“!
— Insert Witty Name Here (@jeffery_b) May 3, 2019
Cinco de Ratio
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 3, 2019
That ratio is cooking like hot tamales.
— Schadenfreudelish (@aggierican) May 3, 2019
Is it okay to lecture people about enjoying another culture's food? HuffPost weighs in pic.twitter.com/laZXcFgvQ9
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) May 2, 2019
Of course, it never dawned on HuffPo that its use of props in the graphic for this “articulo” in their “periodico” could itself be deemed problematic.
Nice sombrero! If you're going to use stereotypes to make your point, why not throw in a mariachi band and a lowrider with a pair of fuzzy dice, amigos!
— Just L (aka Belaglik the Biddy) (@JustLittleOldL) May 2, 2019
A Sombrero? Really? Stereotype much? Now I'm in the mood for Doritos & salsa.
— Lesbian Conservative (@lesbianoutsider) May 3, 2019
Interestingly while HuffPo hoped to stimulate our brains, hoping we’d take their plea to heart, they managed to only upset our stomachs.
I grew up in ABQ surrounded by Mexican Americans and NOT ONCE in my 19 years there did I ever hear the words #cincodemayo. This only came about within the last 10 years thanks to #DosEquis #XX.
Don't @ me.
— Holli, (formerly) from Hudson. Illinois escapee. (@Holli_Rox) May 3, 2019
Time to double down and celebrate with authentic Taco Bell.
— zach (@ZachWierdo) May 2, 2019
make me some nachos and margs while you at it
— ? Queen XII Née ? (@reh_beeXII) May 2, 2019
That’s interesting since I go to a street festival in the Latino part of the town I live near. They seem to enjoy the occasion.
— Janice ???? (@jannyfayray) May 3, 2019
"Is It OK To Eat Tacos and Margs on Cinco de Mayo?"
Is it okay to think you have a fucking say in what I eat? https://t.co/UhlyxTxF9i
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) May 2, 2019
So here is a hypothetical: If one were to appropriate Caleb’s privilege on Sunday would that create a vortex where one would, in the end, become WOKE as a result?!?!
HuffPo attempting to appropriate journalism…and real investigative journos are totes pissed
— One Phil, Two Phil, Red Phil, Blue Phil (@SinCityFC) May 2, 2019
To say these folks are wound a bit too tight is an understatement. They should follow Jimmy’s lead.
Me not caring about their opinion pic.twitter.com/mRvu3ImtHm
— Jimmy McNulty (@McNutty116) May 2, 2019
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