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Ireland Baldwin corrected after using term ‘Latinx’ amid stepmom Hilaria’s heritage controversy


#Ireland #Baldwin is grateful for her fans.

The star recently stepped in to support her stepmother, #Hilaria #Baldwin, as fans debate the authenticity of her #Spanish heritage, having accused her of faking an accent for years.

#On #Monday, the 23-year-old model took to social media to address the controversy.

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“I simply want to say this and then nothing more. I am fully supportive of any individual of the #Latinx community. I will continue to listen and learn,” she said, according to screenshots obtained by The #Daily #Mail. “#But I also feel defensive when misinformation spreads regarding my family. I will do better. … #At the same time, I hope that people can start getting information from credible sources.”

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#However, she quickly drew backlash for using the term “#Latinx,” as it describes people with a heritage rooted in #Latin #America, as opposed to #Hilaria, 36, who claimed to have been born in #Mallorca, #Spain.

#One fan even reached out to the star to inform her of the mistake.

#Ireland #Baldwin has expressed gratitude after an #Instagram follower clarified that her step-mother, #Hilaria #Baldwin, is not #Latinx, as she does not come from #Latin #America.
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The fan, who identified herself as “a #Latina,” first thanked the star for her “empathy and openness.”

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“#Friendly FYI – #Spain is not geography located in #Latin #America,” they said. “#So people from #Spain are only labeled as #Spanish, #Spaniards, or as #Hispanic.”

The follower further explained that the term “#Hispanic” refers to a “person from a predominantly #Spanish language speaking country,” whereas “#Latinx” is used to refer to someone from #Latin #America.

“#That is why people from #Spain are not labeled as #Latinx because #Spain is in #Europe, not #Latin #America,” the fan concluded.

#Baldwin shared a screenshot of the conversation on her #Instagram #Story, as captured by #Daily #Mail, and expressed appreciation for the clarification.

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“#Really appreciate #Instagram friends who reach out and correct me and give me opportunities to learn,” she wrote. “I am here to listen!”

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#On #Tuesday, #Ireland again supported her stepmother in a statement shared on #Instagram.

“#Like I mentioned yesterday, I do love my step mom very much. I think she’s a strong, kind, and a caring human being,” she said, in part. “#Without saying anything further on all of this, I think it is her business and not my own to discuss her family background and answer your questions.”

Ireland Baldwin is the daughter of actors Alec Baldwin -- who is now married to Hilaria Baldwin -- and Kim Basinger.

#Ireland #Baldwin is the daughter of actors #Alec #Baldwin — who is now married to #Hilaria #Baldwin — and #Kim #Basinger.
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The drama started when #Hilaria, a yoga/wellness expert, reacted to a tweet which said, “#You have to admire #Hilaria #Baldwin’s commitment to her decade long grift where she impersonates a #Spanish person.” The now-viral tweet has since been deleted.

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#Hilaria had claimed she was born in #Mallorca, #Spain, and was raised in #Boston. #She explained on a podcast in #April 2020, “I moved here [to America] when I was 19 to go to NYU from … my family lives in #Spain, they live in #Mallorca.” The bilingual mother of five’s accent has also noticeably fluctuated over the years when she has made appearances on TV.

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The mother of five has since addressed the criticism online in a video. “There have been some questions about where I’m born, I’m 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, everybody is over there in #Spain now, I’m here,” she explained.

#Fox #News’ #Melissa #Roberto contributed to this report





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