Ireland Baldwin Grateful to her fans.
The star recently stepped in to support her stepmother, Hilaria BaldwinAs fans Discussing the authenticity of her Spanish heritageAfter accusing her of faking accent for years.
On Monday, the 23-year-old model took to social media to address the controversy.
“I simply want to say this and then nothing more. I totally support any member of the Latino community. I will continue to listen and learn,” she said, according to the footage obtained The Daily Mail. “But I also feel defensive when misinformation spreads about my family. I’ll do a better job … At the same time, I hope people start getting information from reliable sources.”
However, it quickly sparked backlashes for the use of the term “Latinx”, as it describes people with a legacy rooted in Latin America, unlike Hilaria, 36, who claimed to be born in Mallorca, Spain.
A fan even contacted the star to inform her of the error.
The fan, who identified herself as “Latin,” thanked the star for her “sympathy and openness.”
And they said, “Friendly information – Spain is not a geography located in Latin America.” “So only people from Spain are categorized as Spanish, Hispanic, or Hispanic.”
The observer also explained that the term “Spanish” refers to “a person from a country that speaks mostly Spanish”, while “Latinx” is used to refer to a person from Latin America.
Baldwin shared a screenshot of the conversation on Instagram Story, as captured by daily MailThe clarification was appreciated.
“We really appreciate the Instagram friends who reach out to me, correct me, and give me learning opportunities,” she wrote. “I’m here to listen!”
On Tuesday, Ireland supported her stepmother again in a statement shared on Instagram.
“As I mentioned yesterday, I love my wife very much. I think she is a strong, kind and caring person,” she said, in part. “Without saying anything else about all of this, I think it is her prerogative and it is not my business to discuss her family’s background and answer your questions.”
The drama began when Hilaria, the yoga / wellness expert, responded to a tweet saying, “You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to ten years of time impersonating a Spanish.” Now the virus tweet It has since been deleted.
Hilaria claimed to have been born in Mallorca, Spain, and raised in Boston. I explained to prof Podcast In April 2020, she moved here [to America] When I was 19 years old to go to New York University from … my family lives in Spain, they used to live in Mallorca. “The bilingual mother noticed the accent of the Five Babies Fluctuated Over the years when she appeared on TV.
Mother of five children since then Take criticism Online in a video. “There were some questions about where I was born, I was born in Boston. … I spent some of my childhood in Boston, some of my childhood in Spain, my family, my brother, my parents, my nephew, everyone is there in Spain now, I am here.”
Fox News Channel’s Melissa Roberto contributed to this report
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