Spring Breakers had a blast in Cancun. But did they go too far with this chant?
A group of young Spring Break revelers in Cancun upset the locals…
Build That Wall!
Check out this editorial in the Yucatan Times:
CANCUN — What would be a dream night for Suly and Anaximandro Amable, a newly married couple who went to Cancun for their honeymoon, became a bitter experience on Monday March 13.
During a family show on the high seas, young American spring breakers began to sing the controversial “Build That Wall” chant, which shocked Mexican national tourists and workers.
This is just one of the many blameworthy behaviors that young spring breakers have shown recently in Cancun and that are described as acts of xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own country, which is (or should be) totally unacceptable.
Anaximandro, from Perú, made the following statement on social networks: “Today I was with Suly, my wife (who is a native of Mexico), watching an entertainment show off the coast of Cancun aboard a boat, and at the end of the show, a flock of Americans (maybe under the influence of alcohol, or maybe not), began to sing the infamous “Build that wall” chant louder and louder”.
‘Acts of xenophobia and discrimination.’
Oh, you mean like waving the Mexican Flag at Anti-Trump protests shouting ‘Not My President’?
— False Praise (@FalsePraise1) November 12, 2016
Funny that Mexicans, who have rigid immigration laws, are upset about the United States building a wall.
Was it disrespectful?
But so is waving a Mexican flag around after you’ve come in illegally and screaming ‘Not My President’!
Maybe it’s just a reminder that Americans are pretty cool with Mexico — just not Mexicans that hop the border and come in illegally.
Those kids came to your country legally.
We’re just asking for the same courtesy.
But Mexicans seem unwilling to do that, so…
Build That Wall!