Mexican-American boy in mariachi suit causes stir
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Since: Mar 13
#1 Jun 14, 2013
In less than 48 hours, Sebastien De La Cruz has become a household name.
The 11-year-old Mexican-American boy's singing of the national anthem in his mariachi outfit caused a stir during game 3 of the NBA finals in his San Antonio hometown Tuesday.
On Thursday night, the Spurs decided to bring back "El Charro de oro" for an encore performance.
Even though he was the subject of racist comments on Twitter, the San Antonio native was again wearing a mariachi outfit, according to Carlos Manzanillo, corporate communications manager at San Antonio Spurs. Manzanillo had no comment on why the Spurs decided to bring back Sebastien.
Boy sings national anthem, faces racism
Sebastien was introduced by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who stressed how proud he was by his talent and composure over the past few days.
Castro said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich expressed disdain for the "idiots" who posted the bigoted comments and described Sebastien as a "class act"and "way more mature than most his age."
"To be invited back to sing the national anthem is just amazing because now I know the San Antonio Spurs like how I sing," Sebastien said. "It makes me feel like I'm doing something legendary."
Castro posted a response to the controversy on his Facebook page.
"I'm proud of our young San Antonio superstar Sebastien de la Cruz for a spectacular rendition of our national anthem at last night's Spurs game. Sebastian, don't let a few negative voices get you down. You are a true talent and you represent the best of our nation's future!"
Why is racism if people feel it's an inappropritae to wear the an oufit that symbolizes another country when you are singing the national anthem???
I guess the term racism can mean just about anything!!
Saint Louis, MO
#2 Jun 15, 2013
Perhaps because we're sick of it!
#3 Jun 15, 2013
in rhode island they play bag pips in the fourth of july parade and no one blinks a white eye.....never is a Mexican in there parades or people of color.....that's why its called new England ...whites only should be there calling card.
#4 Jun 15, 2013
I see nothing wrong with him having worn his mariachi outfit WHILE SINGING OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM at the game. You people talk about how hispanics DON'T ASSIMILATE, HE HAS.... and whats more he didn't change ONE WORD in the song, RIGHT....so he and parents are proud of his voice and the assimilating TELLS US SO. SO STOP THE BITCHING AND JUST ENJOY THE GAME. NO WAY TO TREAT A YOUNG ASPIRING AMERICAN SINGER. The beauty of it is the different races enjoyed the game, blacks, hispanics and whites, EXCEPT FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO INCITE RACIAL ARGUMENTS.
#5 Jun 18, 2013
SOMOS MAS AMERICANOS
YA ME GRITARON MIL VECES
QUE ME REGRESE A MI TIERRA
POR QUE AQUI NO QUEPO YO
QUIERO RECORDARLE AL GRINGO
YO NO CRUCE LA FRONTERA
LA FRONTERA ME CRUZO
AMERICA NACIO LIBRE
EL HOMBRE LA DIVIDIO
ELLOS PINTARON LA RAYA
PARA QUE YO LA BRINCARA
Y ME LLAMAN INVASOR
ES UN ERROR BIEN MARCADO
NOS QUITARON OCHO ESTADOS
QUIEN ES AQUI EL INVASOR
SOY EXTRANJERO EN MI TIERRA
Y NO VENGO A DARLES GUERRA
SOY HOMBRE TRABAJADOR
Y SI NO MIENTE LA HISTORIA
AQUÍ SE SENTO EN LA GLORIA
LA PODEROSA NACION
HOMBRES GUERREROS VALIENTES
INDIOS DE DOS CONTINENTES
MEZCLADOS CON ESPAÑOL
Y SI A LOS SIGLOS NOS VAMOS
SOMOS MAS AMERICANOS
SOMOS MAS AMERICANOS
QUE HIJO DE ANGLO SAJON
#6 Jun 18, 2013
Exactly, they always have their racist comments against the Hispanics. Both of his parents are legally in the country, his dad is American citizen and this people already assuming they're illegal aliens-that's just proven how dumb and stupid this racist pos really are!
#7 Jun 18, 2013
Most of the white Americans decent from European are racist-we have to remember they come from Nazi group in Europe-in their little pea brain they still believe they control people telling the darken skin to go back where they come from but they seem to forgot their ancestor also come from else where. the Indians did not invited them the whites to take over they just invaded this land. Now they don't want other races to live here? That's not going to happen, whites can't force people to do whatever they want anymore hello slavery it's in the past not in 2013 our constitution has change for the better, we all have equal rights. If the person lives illegally in the country it's upto the gov to either deport them or leave them alone. Now days politicians do everything base on their benefit for their political career, they know if they attack the illegal aliens NO votes from latinos and other races.
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