Selena: A look back at a Tejano queen

Selena: A look back at a Tejano queen

There are 174 comments on the San Antonio Express-News story from Mar 11, 2010, titled Selena: A look back at a Tejano queen. In it, San Antonio Express-News reports that:

Legendary Tejano singer, at age 8 . Courtesy Photo Selena as a teenager. Courtesy Photo Fourteen-year-old Selena poses with her father, Abraham, in the Corpus Christi backyard of Rosalia Hernandez, the photographer's mother.

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Stringfellow Hawk

San Antonio, TX

#28 Apr 8, 2010
devil wrote:
<quoted text>ok ok
so you say selna made her i saye jen made saleinas
well i say burrito and you say taco
you say taco and i say burrito
they are all beaner anyway just selnea had a nice big ass
and good for one thing
yes in deed
It was one of those quivering, shakeing juicy booty ass's that makes me salaviate at just the thought of it!
stringfellow_Que er

El Paso, TX

#30 Apr 8, 2010
Stringfellow Hawk wrote:
<quoted text> It was one of those quivering, shakeing juicy booty ass's that makes me salaviate at just the thought of it!
Hell, you salivate at the thought of your daddys cock going in your mouth, so whats the difference?
Ex-Texan

Jonesborough, TN

#31 Apr 9, 2010
Selena and all the Quintanillas are a Mexican-American success story based on hard work, talent, and determination. I mostly listen to hard rock and jazz, but whenever I hear a song by her, I always have to turn it up and listen. She sang with heart and conviction....the way folks used to sing in church when I was a kid in the country in the late sixties and early seventies. I have alot of respect for A.B. and all his family, and am sorry they had to experience the heartbreak of losing a child, a sister, a wife, and a friend.
Lee

Annapolis, MD

#32 Apr 9, 2010
Stringfellow Hawk wrote:
<quoted text> Whats wrong with karaoke bars? I think they have more talent than that fat ass Selena could have ever had! Good riddence to her, she sang like a cat in heat with its tail caught in the fan!
um, you're confusing her with Mariah Carey you dumbass! Selena was a great singer! I don't know what Selena you know of.
Stringfellow Hawk

San Antonio, TX

#33 Apr 9, 2010
Lee wrote:
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um, you're confusing her with Mariah Carey you dumbass! Selena was a great singer! I don't know what Selena you know of.
I'm talking about the same quivering ass that was juicy and inviting. She was only good for one thing, but now she is good just to feed the worms and maggots.
texasborn

Corpus Christi, TX

#34 Apr 10, 2010
sickwatcher wrote:
<quoted text>that is funny leroy if anyone owes anything to selena is jlopez if it wasnt for selena what would she be doing ,that stint as a flygirl in living color only lasted so long.
I liked Selena's music, don't get me wrong. And I will never make fun of her death, but she was no superstar, she was a local performer on her way up. To state that JLo owes her success to Selena is laughable. JLo was a 'superstar' by the time the Selena movie was made. She was way past In Livin' Color by that time. In fact the show was no longer on the air. She was making hit movies with Wesley Snipes, Woody Harleson and others by the time Selena th movie was made. The fact is that the movie Selena amounted to not much more that a straight to video flop that wasn't even shown in the major markets. It hurt JLo's career more than it helped. Selena was a Texas thing, in the markets that acually matter when it comes to entertainment,(LA NYC MI) she was pretty much unknown and irrelevant.
Texas_Pride

San Antonio, TX

#35 Apr 10, 2010
texasborn wrote:
<quoted text>
I liked Selena's music, don't get me wrong. And I will never make fun of her death, but she was no superstar, she was a local performer on her way up. To state that JLo owes her success to Selena is laughable. JLo was a 'superstar' by the time the Selena movie was made. She was way past In Livin' Color by that time. In fact the show was no longer on the air. She was making hit movies with Wesley Snipes, Woody Harleson and others by the time Selena th movie was made. The fact is that the movie Selena amounted to not much more that a straight to video flop that wasn't even shown in the major markets. It hurt JLo's career more than it helped. Selena was a Texas thing, in the markets that actually matter when it comes to entertainment,(LA NYC MI) she was pretty much unknown and irrelevant.
The fact that you THINK you know anything about Selena (or Jennifer Lopez) is what is laughable! She was more than just a local performer you moron! She would still come perform here because she was humble! in the 80's she was a local performer by the 90's she was selling out arenas all over California, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America. She had Platinum albums, Gold Albums, seven #1 singles on the billboard charts, a Grammy, billboard awards, endorsements with major companies like Coca Cola, AT&T, shampoo companies etc. Back when Latinos weren't even considered by major companies. Don't discredit her because she'd hadn't crossed over and wasn't known to white people! A person can have enough success with just the Latin market alone. If superstars like Alejandra Guzman or Gloria Trevi were to die tomorrow it wouldn't be fair for you or any anglo to say they 'weren't famous' just because YOU had never heard of them. As for Jennifer Lopez! HAHA! she owes ALL HER SUCCESS TO SELENA! 20,000 women auditioned for that role. Nobody gave a crap about the movies you mentioned! Before the Selena movie NON OF HER MOVIES WERE HITS! The only movie she would have gotten without the Selena movie would have been Anaconda and that wasn't going to be the movie to break her into A-LISTER. So what if she was a fly girl she was no different than the black girl dancing next to her doing the same choreography! I don't know where you're getting it hurt her career because the movie was successful everywhere look at any of her biographies and you see that this move was her BIG BREAK giving her a Golden Globe nomination and making her an instant A-LIST Celebrity! You're the stupidest fool to come to this post because you actually claim to enjoy Selena's music yet you don't know shit about what you only saw here locally. You're fucking retarded! If you knew of the place she went to and how many people attended her shows all over the country and her accomplishments you wouldn't be coming here like a total ignorant "know it all"
bassman

Corpus Christi, TX

#37 Apr 10, 2010
I find it so funny that people can get so testy about something so trivial. I was born and raised here in Corpus, graduated from Ray in 89. I was stationed in Fort Hamilton, NY (Brooklyn) when Selena died. I remember my Mom calling to tell me. I must confess, I really didn't know who she was talking about, I had been go too long. But I was in New York City among a hugh latino community and it seemed that no one had a clue who she was, nor did they care one bit. Only the spanish language news carried the story and very briefly. May She Rest in Peace.
Stringfellow Hawk

San Antonio, TX

#38 Apr 10, 2010
bassman wrote:
I find it so funny that people can get so testy about something so trivial. I was born and raised here in Corpus, graduated from Ray in 89. I was stationed in Fort Hamilton, NY (Brooklyn) when Selena died. I remember my Mom calling to tell me. I must confess, I really didn't know who she was talking about, I had been go too long. But I was in New York City among a hugh latino community and it seemed that no one had a clue who she was, nor did they care one bit. Only the spanish language news carried the story and very briefly. May She Rest in Peace.
I agree, Selena was a local thing, nothing more but trivial entertainment to a bunch of drunk mexicans.
Snake Doctor

San Antonio, TX

#39 Apr 10, 2010
Texas_Pride wrote:
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The fact that you THINK you know anything about Selena (or Jennifer Lopez) is what is laughable! She was more than just a local performer you moron! She would still come perform here because she was humble! in the 80's she was a local performer by the 90's she was selling out arenas all over California, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central America. She had Platinum albums, Gold Albums, seven #1 singles on the billboard charts, a Grammy, billboard awards, endorsements with major companies like Coca Cola, AT&T, shampoo companies etc. Back when Latinos weren't even considered by major companies. Don't discredit her because she'd hadn't crossed over and wasn't known to white people! A person can have enough success with just the Latin market alone. If superstars like Alejandra Guzman or Gloria Trevi were to die tomorrow it wouldn't be fair for you or any anglo to say they 'weren't famous' just because YOU had never heard of them. As for Jennifer Lopez! HAHA! she owes ALL HER SUCCESS TO SELENA! 20,000 women auditioned for that role. Nobody gave a crap about the movies you mentioned! Before the Selena movie NON OF HER MOVIES WERE HITS! The only movie she would have gotten without the Selena movie would have been Anaconda and that wasn't going to be the movie to break her into A-LISTER. So what if she was a fly girl she was no different than the black girl dancing next to her doing the same choreography! I don't know where you're getting it hurt her career because the movie was successful everywhere look at any of her biographies and you see that this move was her BIG BREAK giving her a Golden Globe nomination and making her an instant A-LIST Celebrity! You're the stupidest fool to come to this post because you actually claim to enjoy Selena's music yet you don't know shit about what you only saw here locally. You're fucking retarded! If you knew of the place she went to and how many people attended her shows all over the country and her accomplishments you wouldn't be coming here like a total ignorant "know it all"
How bout that.
factis

United States

#40 Apr 10, 2010
One thing that really made her stand out from among a lot of the women in hollywood is she had morals. But look at society today evil is now good and good is now consider evil. Look at the sleazy shows like that family kardashians their sluts that are glorified for their filthy behavior. Or some of the other women with no talent but because they are sluty they are given shows, so it only makes sense why people dont care for her.
Lee

Annapolis, MD

#41 Apr 11, 2010
bassman wrote:
I find it so funny that people can get so testy about something so trivial. I was born and raised here in Corpus, graduated from Ray in 89. I was stationed in Fort Hamilton, NY (Brooklyn) when Selena died. I remember my Mom calling to tell me. I must confess, I really didn't know who she was talking about, I had been go too long. But I was in New York City among a hugh latino community and it seemed that no one had a clue who she was, nor did they care one bit. Only the spanish language news carried the story and very briefly. May She Rest in Peace.
Well it depends which community you were at. New York has several, many of which are all Puerto Rican Proud but have never even been to Puerto Rico or speak spanish! She did play in New York many times. It's just like when Celia Cruz and Tito Puente died (if you even know who they are). It was a big thing over there but not here. You didn't see Celia Cruz murals or candle light vigils, in Texas or California like you did in Miami and New York. Not to say her music was nothing because she was a legend. Same thing with Selena. When she died over 60,000 people went to her open casket memorial that's more than Celia Cruz, Tupac, Aaliyah, James Brown etc.
tmwarrior

United States

#43 Apr 11, 2010
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
Well it depends which community you were at. New York has several, many of which are all Puerto Rican Proud but have never even been to Puerto Rico or speak spanish! She did play in New York many times. It's just like when Celia Cruz and Tito Puente died (if you even know who they are). It was a big thing over there but not here. You didn't see Celia Cruz murals or candle light vigils, in Texas or California like you did in Miami and New York. Not to say her music was nothing because she was a legend. Same thing with Selena. When she died over 60,000 people went to her open casket memorial that's more than Celia Cruz, Tupac, Aaliyah, James Brown etc.
I am proud to share a hometown with Selena, but please tell me you are not comparing Selena to international legends and mega-stars like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Please don't go there, that's too far
Brown and proud

San Antonio, TX

#44 Apr 11, 2010
tmwarrior wrote:
<quoted text>
I am proud to share a hometown with Selena, but please tell me you are not comparing Selena to international legends and mega-stars like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Please don't go there, that's too far
No, this person wasn't making a comparison you moron, he's just stating the fact that when Latino celebrities die the latin communities react differently based on demographics. Celia Cruz and Tito Puente aren't too relevant to the people from Texas because there isn't a big enough Cuban or Puerto Rican population here. Just like that fool that was in New York when Selena died. He made a comment that Selena wasn't relevant in the Latino Community because he didn't witness thousands of people paying tribute like they did in Texas, Mexico, California, New Mexico, Miami etc. But i on the other hand will be more than happy to compare the LATE GREAT Selena to Celia Cruz and Tito Puente....from what I understand a major motion picture hasn't been made on Celia and Tito, they didn't make the cover of People Magazine when they died nor any other mainstream magazine like Selena did. MTV3, Univision, VH1, Telemundo, Galavision, don't pay tribute to them every year like they do for Selena. I wonder why? maybe because the public doesn't demand them? I'm not demeaning Celia Cruz's legacy or Tito Puente's but they died of old age, they had their time and they triumphed but Selena died at the height of her career. She had the number one album, her songs were on the radio when she died, she had her 7th number one single on the charts and her public was cheated of more glorious years to come. When fans are cheated like that they're left wanting more that's why 15 years later we're still talking about Selena! who's talking about any other dead celebrity. Beyonce, Selena Gomez, David Archuletta, Jessica Simpson, Daddy Yankie, Mariah Carey, Madonna all have talked nice about Selena. So I would say Selena still continues to inspire and catch the attention of the new generations and she builds more of a crossover bridge between the Latin people and the American people because she was Latina but she was also American!
SelenaVive

Annapolis, MD

#46 Apr 13, 2010
Selena was the best singer to come out of Texas! You know it's the darn truth!
rudy trevino

United States

#47 Apr 14, 2010
tmwarrior wrote:
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I am proud to share a hometown with Selena, but please tell me you are not comparing Selena to international legends and mega-stars like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Please don't go there, that's too far
Just who the hell is Celia Cruz? Who the hell is Tito Puente?
Door Gunner

San Antonio, TX

#48 Apr 15, 2010
rudy trevino wrote:
<quoted text>Just who the hell is Celia Cruz? Who the hell is Tito Puente?
They both washed dishs at Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant downtown. Then they would sweep up the place bwtween rushs.
Stringfellow Hawk

San Antonio, TX

#50 Apr 15, 2010
Chris wrote:
Can someone please settle a bet that I have with a friend of mine? I say that she had a small rear end that looked really nice and he says that her buns were even bigger than JLo's who played her in the movie. Can anyone tell me with certainty how big her backside was?
Her ass was so big, she would hang a "wide load" sign from it. When she walked backwards, she would give off a warning beep.
Burger King

Dallas, TX

#51 Apr 15, 2010
It was a Texas Size Whopper!!
Ronald McDonald

Montgomery, AL

#52 Apr 15, 2010
Burger King wrote:
It was a Texas Size Whopper!!
Please excuse me but I will have to disagree with that, sir. I like to compare her buttocks to two amazing Big Macs! Take a bite out of that! Supersize it sucka!

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