You knew it was coming, but how long did the liberal glamour set wait before they celebrated the decree on immigration from the almighty king at the American Music Awards Sunday night?
You’d have to check the transcripts to be exact, but by most accounts , it was just about 10 minutes.
Here’s what international Cuban superstar and host Pitbull said just after a heavily-promoted performance by Taylor Swift opened the show.
“You guys already know I’m Cuban, but you know, America, not all Latinos are Mexican — maybe we are,” he said, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Looking around the room, the Miami singer noted the diversity and commented, “black, white, pink, purple, orange, Asian, Latinos — and guess what? President Obama said, we can all stay!”
Milking the Latin theme a little more, he said, “ABC found out last year that when I spoke just three Spanish words, ratings went up 142 percent, so get ready for three hours of just subtitles . . . That’s another four million viewers!”
Twitter users responded unkindly and noted that, ironically, the Latin performers were shunned in the telecast when the Favorite Latin Artist award winner Enrique Iglesias only received a “shout out,” according to tweets reported by Twitchy.
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) November 24, 2014
I can only assume the scheduled host of the AMAs overdosed, and they were forced to use a valet parking attendant named Pitbull
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 24, 2014
— Wright Shumate (@WrightShumate) November 24, 2014
@iowahawkblog latino as “servant”? hillary, call your office! Lol
— Dick Beninya (@Dick_Beninya) November 24, 2014
Can Pitbull NOT be the voice of immigration reform? Thank you.
— Hadley Dreibelbis (@HadleyDreib) November 24, 2014
That clap got lighter when Pitbull mentioned Obama’s executive order on immigration. #AMAs
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) November 24, 2014
@ComplexMusic there were boos as well.
— Heather Leigh (@jerseyluvbug) November 24, 2014
ABC and Pittbull get wet exploiting Latinos, but Enrique only gets a shout out for Favorite Latin Artist. What?! #AMAs
— Daniel Casillas (@Leinadnahte) November 24, 2014
Latin Artist award aint getting no love on your tv screen apparently. #AMAs
— Kozza (@Kozza) November 24, 2014
Kind of odd that Pitbull keeps talking about the #AMAs‘ Latin audience, but they didn’t air the Favorite Latin Artist award, right?
— Glamour (@glamourmag) November 24, 2014
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