Powered by Topple

Rude concert-goers ask popular performer to sing in Spanish: His response, ‘I’m American,’ triggers the left

Powered by Topple


(Video screenshot)

A popular country music star who was being continually disrespected during a performance Saturday in southern Texas has become the latest target of the far-left’s rage over the allegedly racially insensitive remarks he angrily said before he ended his performance early and stepped off stage.

Footage from the Pharr Events Center performance obtained by TMZ shows country singer Aaron Lewis sitting with his guitar at the front of the stage, patiently smoking a cigarette as he waits for the crowd to stop talking. After about 20 seconds, he finally speaks up.

“I’m only going to wait for so long, and then I’m going to say good night,” he says. “I don’t understand what you’re not getting. I know I have a microphone, so you can hear me. You’re not going to hear the song unless it’s this quiet. Do you get it?”

They didn’t get it. The crowd continued blabbering, and one audience member in particular loudly requested that Lewis recite one of his songs in Spanish.

Watch what happened next below:

“I’m sorry, I don’t know how to speak Spanish. I’m American,” he replies, spurring loud cheering from some segments of the audience and loud jeering from others.

After roughly two more minutes of the crowd running its mouth, a fed-up Lewis steps up from his stool, unstraps his guitar and announces that he’s had enough.

“Thank you very much. Have a great night,” he says before stepping off stage.

The footage obtained by TMZ went viral the following morning.

While some on social media responded to the footage by praising Lewis for maintaining a calm composure in the face of such shameless insolence, the left pounced on him for his alleged racism.



So, what’s more “racist” — Lewis saying he doesn’t know how to speak Spanish because he’s American, or irate Twitter users deriding the singer as “another disappointing white man.”

What’s known is that an estimated 229.7 million Americans speak English at home, whereas only 40.5 million speak Spanish, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey. Despite this, English is technically not America’s official language.

Because of lawmakers’ inexplicable aversion to simply declaring English to be America’s official language, Spanish still remains largely influential across the country: Last year a federal judge ordered 32 Florida counties to provide Spanish language sample ballots. And the year before that the left-wing city of San Francisco began providing free Spanish-speaking attorneys to illegal aliens.

Experts argue that English should be adopted as America’s official language for the sake of assimilation and cohesion. Note for example what happened last year in Miami, where unassimilated Spanish workers at a Taco Bell were unable to take a woman’s order because she only spoke English.


Many of these issues could be resolved were English simply adopted as America’s official language.

Those who side with the experts weren’t offended by Lewis’s remarks.



Vivek Saxena


Latest Articles