Yesterday, the following message went up on the social media accounts of Mayra Moreno, an anchor at Houston’s ABC 13. Apparently, some people were annoyed that she greeted her viewers in Spanish during a morning broadcast even though in Houston, Latino people are the majority of the population.
Moreno could truly not care less that a few people who tuned in were outraged. She posted a photo to her Facebook and Twitter accounts that made her feelings very clear. Look:
It is surprising that so many people were shocked or offended, considering how vocal Moreno is about her cultural pride. Her Twitter bio says she is a “Latina blessed to be a TV anchor/reporter in her hometown” and identifies her as a salsa dancer. Her page on the ABC 13 website notes that “Mayra loves being involved in the Hispanic community.”
In spite of how forward she is about her pride in her community, of course, there are still those who think she should keep her “buenos días” to herself. Then again, there are also those who are speaking out on Twitter to support her:
— Joey Tovar (@Joweeezy) May 30, 2016
— MANA National (@MANANational) May 30, 2016
You can tell me buenos Dias any day and it would make my day. https://t.co/MRqxqHt7Fn
— hoesay (@JoseWorldPeace) May 29, 2016
@ABC13Mayra no need to be sorry. Say it louder next time.
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) May 29, 2016
— David Bluefeather (@Plumazul) May 30, 2016
She made a good point about members of the Latino community dying for America, too, no? Your thoughts on all of this happening on Memorial Day Weekend?
[image via Facebook]
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