Ricky Martin BLASTS Donald Trump In Univision Op-Ed: “Enough Is Enough”
As Gossip Cop has reported, Trump has been under fire for repeatedly speaking disparagingly about Latinos. When the mogul announced his campaign for president in June, Trump said most Mexicans coming over the border are criminals and rapists. In response, Univision cut ties with the candidate, refusing to air his Miss USA pageant.
In response, Martin slammed Trump on Twitter in late June, writing, “There’s much hatred and ignorance in your heart @realDonaldTrump #LatinosUnidos.” Now two months later, the singer was moved to write a column for Univision after the controversial personality kicked the network’s reporter, Jorge Ramos, out of a press conference. Martin’s op-ed was published online on Wednesday, just hours after Trump’s latest polarizing behavior.
Martin’s piece was penned in Spanish, but in an English translation, he begins,”The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil. When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?”
The star says that after the “episode” with Ramos, “one of the most beloved and respected Latinos in world media,” it “has gotten to the point of enough is enough.” Martin argues, “This action from Trump doesn’t surprise me, what does surprise me is that as Hispanics we continue to accept the aggressions and accusations of people like him who attack our dignity. Enough is enough!”
“If we are united for some things we should be united for others. We have already shown the United States who we are and we cannot allow this behavior,” continues Martin. “We have to defeat the power that Trump pretends to have over Latinos, anchored in low rhetoric and xenophobic speech, which his campaign team is convinced works for him.”
Martin further encourages, “Let’s show that our Latin race is to be respected, let’s not allow a political hopeful to plant his campaign in insult and humiliation. Let’s demand respect for those first generations of Latinos who came to the United States and opened a path for us. We have fought for every right that we have today.”
“This is an issue that unites us and we need to battle it together, not just for us but for the evolution of humanity and those to come,” he concludes. TELL US: What do you think of Martin calling out Trump?