Sometimes, (white) people just don’t know when to stop in terms of what and what is not appropriate in terms of cultural appropriation. The latest case in point has been a Bushwickian celebration of Cinco de Mayo, alternately known as Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.
he event, organized by Janet Chula Vista, a 24-year-old who is a fourth generation Mexican, was dubbed Cinco de Chola and promised bottomless margaritas, a sombrero that would be fused to your head for the duration of the party (ensuring sluts would dress to optimum sluttery in order to overcompensate for it) and a piñata in the shape of Charo that would be filled with alcohol bottles instead of candy.
Needless to say, there were a lot of head injuries and a lot of hurt feelings in the aftermath. Fortunata Maldonado even momentarily woke up from her coma to say, “Thanks for continuing to remind me why I choose to stay in a coma. You are all a disgrace to Mexicans. And I’m Dominican.” The party was summarily shut down by local police after one partier suffered a gunshot wound from a gang member, prompting Maria Hernandez to be resurrected our of ire once again.
Written by Genna Rivieccio