Ierland Baldwin is grateful for her fans.
Maandag, the 23-year-old model took to social media to address the controversy.
“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,” sy het gese, according to screenshots obtained by Die Daily Mail. “But I also feel defensive when misinformation spreads regarding my family. I will do better. … Op dieselfde tyd, I hope that people can start getting information from credible sources.”
Egter, 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, Spanje.
One fan even reached out to the star to inform her of the mistake.
The fan, who identified herself as “a Latina,” first thanked the star for her “empathy and openness.”
“Friendly FYI – Spain is not geography located in Latin America,” hulle het gesê. “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.
Baldwin shared a screenshot of the conversation on her Instagram Story, as captured by Daaglikse pos, and expressed appreciation for the clarification.
“Really appreciate Instagram friends who reach out and correct me and give me opportunities to learn,” sy het geskryf. “I am here to listen!”
Op Dinsdag, Ireland again supported her stepmother in a statement shared on Instagram.
“Soos ek gister genoem het, Ek is wel baie lief vir my stiefma. Ek dink sy is 'n sterk, vriendelik, en 'n omgee mens,” sy het gese, gedeeltelik. “Sonder om verder hieroor te sê, Ek dink dit is haar saak en nie my eie nie om haar gesinsagtergrond te bespreek en u vrae te beantwoord.”
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 twiet has since been deleted.
Hilaria had claimed she was born in Mallorca, Spanje, 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.
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,” verduidelik sy.
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report