Cómo se dice? Hilaria or just plain Hillary?

Cómo se dice? Hilaria or just plain Hillary?
“The tribal war of identity politics has made us not only mean, but stupid,” says Joel Stein. Just look at the recent scandal involving Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Hollywood star Alec Baldwin. The 37-year-old yoga instructor, social media influencer and reporter speaks with a Spanish accent and has apparently long claimed to have been brought up in Mallorca, yet it turns out that her original name was Hillary and that she was born and raised in Boston by rich American parents. Cue furious denunciations on social media. Granted, there is something a bit “lame”, weird and attentionseeking about pretending to be more Spanish than you are, but this case is very different from that of Rachel Dolezal, the white former college professor and activist who claimed to be black. Critics are particularly enraged by the thought that Baldwin was trying to “steal street cred as a brown person”, but she wasn’t: it’s not as if she ever claimed to have arrived in the US as an impoverished immigrant from San Salvador. She claimed roots in Mallorca, one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in Europe (where her wealthy parents did in fact retire to). She was, in other words, just “trying to seem fancy”. “That’s on her. But if you expect more from a social media influencer, that’s on you.”
 

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