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Lauren Jauregui Slams Radio Station for Comments That She’s Not Latin Enough

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Fifth Harmony‘s Lauren Jauregui has proved time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with. But, apparently, one Spanish radio station had to learn that the hard way after accusing her of not being “Latin” enough, earning themselves one heck of a clapback.

The 21-year-old singer has always claimed and been proud of her Latina heritage, because why wouldn’t she be?! Even in her open letter to Donald Trump and his supporters last year, she wrote, “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it.” However, one radio station based in Spain, took issue with Lauren claiming her Latin identity, after airing an opinion piece questioning the legitimacy of American stars, who self-identify as Latino.

“Many point [their fingers] at Bella Thorne or Lauren Jauregui as examples of stars who have jumped ‘on the bandwagon’ of what is trending, which is the Latin market,” the radio station posted to their site. “There are people who find that having a Latino relative doesn’t make you part of the community; that you are [a part of the community] when you were born in that country, you have defended your rights there and you may have even moved to the United States. Those who support this thought believe that if you weren’t born in the country, you can’t consider yourself Latina.”

Needless to say, Lauren sure wasn’t pleased with that statement. As someone who hardly shies away from expressing her opinion, she clapped back at Happy FM with a series of tweets written in Spanish, and you may want to sit down for this one:

TRANSLATION: “An article based off of opinion. I feel Latina because I was born in a Latin family. I speak the language, I cook the food,” she wrote. “I have been part of the Latino community in Miami since I was born; I have always had them around me. Anyone could tell you that. I know that when they see me, they see me as a little white girl that you cannot imagine being Latina. But NOBODY can tell me what MY roots are. Thanks.”

It’s obvious, and has been numerous times before, that Lauren is proud member of the Latin community, and considers herself a Latin artist, as she stated clearly in an interview with Billboard magazine earlier this year. “I love South America. I’m Cuban, and every time I’m over there, I feel the genuine love,” she revealed. “I’m moved by the way we’re treated. I was raised with Latin culture, and I love it.” She even added that she would love to collaborate in Spanish with Latin icons, Shakira, Nicky Jam or J Balvin.

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