Stories

Spanish Singer Charo Reacts To Hilaria Baldwin’s Heritage Scandal

ADVERTISEMENT

70-year-old Spanish-American singer Charo recently reacted to the heritage scandal surrounding Hilaria Baldwin. She reveals that she spent her entire life trying to perfect her English, so she doesn’t understand why Baldwin would be “obsessed” with her Spanish accent.

“I spend all my life trying to speak English like you,” Charo says of Baldwin. “I hoped to [be] a sophisticated American and I was born in Murcia, Spain, where they have a very strong Castilian accent… That’s Hilaria’s obsession, probably. I want to speak the best English because after so many years in America nobody knows what the hell I’m talking about.”

ADVERTISEMENT

What Charo thinks about Hilaria Baldwin’s heritage scandal…

10 October 2014 – Pasadena, California – Charo. NCLR ALMA Awards 2014 – Arrivals held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

Baldwin began making headlines last December when it was discovered that she wasn’t actually born in Spain, as she had implied. She was actually born in Boston, MA. “In the case of Hilaria, she must be [so] obsessed with everything Spanish — the tradition, flamenco — that she really went into that education and she managed to do it very well indeed,” Charo adds.

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED: Sofía Vergara Addresses Ellen Degeneres Mocking Her Accent On Talk Show

Baldwin was additionally criticized for faking a Spanish accent, which noticeably fluctuated over the years in TV appearances. The wife of Baldwin, Alec Baldwin, also admitted that her real name is Hillary. “Yes, I am a White girl, my family is White… Europe has a lot of White people in them. Ethnically I am a mix of many, many things,” she says on social media.

Hilaria Baldwin at The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts Annual Ripple Of Hope Awards Dinner in New York City. Demis Maryannakis/starmaxinc.com

Charo says that she found the situation rather amusing. “There’s nothing wrong if that makes her happy. I think it’s funny. In my opinion, it’s just funny,” she says.

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

Michael J. Fox Tragically Links Parkinson’s Diagnosis To Partying In The ‘80s

Michael J. Fox has been living with Parkinson’s disease since he turned 30 in 1991.…

5 hours ago

Revolutionary Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer Dies At 96

Dr. Ruth Westheimer died on July 12. She was 96 years old when she passed…

7 hours ago

Danica McKellar Reunites With Her ‘Wonder Years’ Castmates

Danica McKellar was delighted to see her co-stars again at the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville,…

8 hours ago

The Stars Of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ ‘Charmed,’ And More Pay Tribute To Shannen Doherty

Television icon Shannen Doherty passed away on July 13 at the age of 53. Following…

8 hours ago

Ann-Margret Wants This Actress To Play Her In A Biopic

The possibility of a biopic about Ann-Margret keeps getting stronger as the Hollywood glamor queen…

11 hours ago

Hoda Kotb Gets Pleasantly Surprised By ‘TODAY’ With US Olympic Gymnastics Leotard

As the 2024 Paris Olympics is set to commence, Hoda Kotb, along with other TODAY…

12 hours ago