Hilaria Baldwin responds to accusation of faking Spanish accent
Hilaria Baldwin is not going to apologize for who she is or sit back and be cancelled after her accent and ethnicity have been questioned on social networks.
Last week, a Twitter user delved deep into the life of 36-year-old yoga instructor and wife of Alec Baldwin, sharing links to his past TV interviews and quoting his “fake Spanish accent”. The person then completely questioned Hilaria’s Spanish roots, noting that she had grown up in Massachusetts and called herself Hillary when she was a student. The thread has since gone viral, stimulating much discussion as well as mockery.
In a video posted on Instagram on Sunday, December 27.
She responded to questions about her accent by saying: “If I speak a lot of Spanish, I tend to mix it up and if I speak more English … then I mix it up”.
“It’s one of those things that’s always been a bit, I’ve been a bit worried,” she said, adding that she starts mixing languages when she feels nervous or upset.
Hilaria continued: “I try to speak more clearly in every language. I think that’s something I should try to do but sometimes I mess up and it’s not something I’m like playing, so I want it to be very, very, very clear“.
She also addressed her enemies. “I kind of want to say leave me alone,” Hilaria said. “Leave me alone. I’m not doing anything wrong by being me and maybe it doesn’t sound like anyone you’ve ever met, but I mean, isn’t that the beauty of diversity?”
The yoga instructor refused to apologize for his unique experience, adding: “I have nothing wrong with me and I’m not going to apologize for the time I’ve spent in two countries and I’m not going to apologize for the fact that I speak two languages and I’m not going to apologize for the fact that I have two versions of my name”.