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'We're All Mexican': Emilio Estefan's Star-Studded Song Gets Mixed Reaction

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Singer Gloria Estefan (L) and producer and musician Emilio Estefan Jr. attend the 19th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

By    |   Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 08:57 AM

Though it has received some mixed reaction, the song "We're All Mexican" is meant to celebrate Latino accomplishments around the world and to uplift the Hispanic community, Emilio Estefan explained.

The song's music video, which features Estefan's wife — chart-topping singer Gloria Estefan — along with entertainers Pitbull, Thalia, Wyclef, Carlos Santana, Rita Moreno, Luis Coronel, Carlos Vives, and Banda El Recodo, has reached 260,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on Sunday.



Comedian Kathy Griffin, "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg, actress Eva Longoria, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, and chef Jose Andres also make appearances in the video, according to Billboard.

"The title of the song, 'We're all Mexican' is intended as a metaphor symbolizing that we can all become the victims of racism and bigotry at any moment as Mexicans are experiencing in recent times," the YouTube caption stated.

"Mexicans are being vilified in the United States by some of the media and political leaders and in some of the public's sentiment because they comprise 67 percent of the Latino population and because their native country shares a direct border with the United States and are the majority of the 'Latinos' crossing that particular border," the caption continued.

The Grammy-winning Estefan, a Cuban-American along with his wife, recorded the song and music video in just two weeks, according to NBC News. He called it "a labor of love."

"I saw a lot of negativity about Hispanics," Estefan told NBC News recently. "It's not about Donald Trump. It's about the celebration of Hispanic Heritage and how lucky we are to be in America. When Mexicans get attacked, we all get attacked."

While the song found fans in some circles, others pushed back on social media, claiming that we should focus on being Americans.







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Though it has received some mixed reaction, the song "We're All Mexican" is meant to celebrate Latino accomplishments around the world and to uplift the Hispanic community, Emilio Estefan explained.
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