Bella posted a shoutout to Disney for unveiling the brand’s first Latina princess. She ended the post with the hashtags “#IAmLatina #Proud #Cuban,” and for some reason, all hell broke loose. Some of the more jaw-dropping comments include:
“You’re white so don’t say “I am Latina”, because you’re not. It’s disrespectful to those of us who are actually Latina. Thanks.”
“You aren’t “Latina and proud” you probably don’t know anything about your culture. You’re a little white girl, get over it.”
Yes, things escalated mighty quickly, as they tend to on Internet comment boards. Bella’s father was of Cuban descent and like it or not, that means she’s free to self-identify as Latina.
The Hollywood Gossip