If you jump to Twitter.com today, you may have noticed the trend of Hilaria Baldwin’s name.
Her official resume on the agency website also stated that she was born in Spain.
She hinted that she moved from Mallorca to New York University.
She said that someone asked her to ask if she was really her babysitter, a “blonde, blue-eyed child” because she spoke to them in Spanish.
Oops, she doesn’t even remember the word cucumber!
She clarified: “I was born in Boston and grew up spending time with my family between Massachusetts and Spain.”
In an Instagram video, she talked about her seemingly changing accent-saying it comes from bilingualism. “This is one of the things I have always been unsafe […] If I feel nervous or unhappy, then I will confuse the two. “
As for her name, she said: “In this country, I will use the name Hilary. In Spain, I will use the name Hilaria. […] I agree with Hilaria even more, because that is what my family said. “
“Yes, I am a white girl. Let us know clearly that there are a lot of white people in Europe. My family is white. I am a mixture of many, many things. Culturally, I learn from two cultures. Grew up in China. So it’s really that simple.”
“In the past, when reporters reported or reported, I would be very frustrated, and I would try to figure it out-they would think,’Oh, you were born in Spain.'”
Hillaria went on to tell her story. She said: “I’m so tired. I want to go home because I am not a very good mother. I spent a lot of time focusing on this. I just want to be alone. So I love you, and I will sign for a long time.”
Looking at Hilaria’s tweets, it seems that she tried her best to never explicitly say that she is Spanish-but she is very close:
The whole incident sparked a conversation about why pretending to be immigrants, especially immigrants from non-English speaking countries, is problematic:
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