Marc Anthony joins the list of Latino celebrities who have bashed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to Buzzfeed.
On Saturday, the salsa singer, known for such hits as “I Need to Know” and “You Sang to Me,” was performing for tens of thousands of fans at Madison Square Garden, when he had a strong message for Trump.
“F**k Donald Trump!” said Anthony, as he was beginning to launch into his final song for the night.
Anthony continued, “I want him to hear it in his house. Wake that motherf**ker up.”
Prior to this, Anthony gave a passionate speech to the audience about Latino pride and unity, according to The Huffington Post.
“I’m proud to be Latino in the United States of America,” said Anthony. “I see Peruvian flags, Uruguay. I see Panama. I see the Dominican Republic … Let me tell you something: We’re all proud of our culture.”
“No matter where you come from, we’re Latinos!” said Anthony, noting that while Latinos may have different cultures, they should stand together.
Anthony continued, “And we have to take care of each other. No matter where we come from.”
This isn’t the first time Marc Anthony has bashed Trump in concert. In September, 2015, Anthony was performing at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas in front of a crowd of approximately 12,000 when he launched into a verbal attack on the billionaire candidate, according to Billboard.
“I’ve got a good one. It’s simple, bilingual, so for those who don’t speak Spanish, you can sing it in English. Even that son of a b—ch Donald Trump will get it,” said Anthony, before he performed one of his bilingual hits.
He made a similar speech at his most recent concert about Latinos standing united.
“In my country they call me Puerto Rican. In your country they call you Mexican, Guatemalan,” said Anthony. “We are one! I’m sorry, I normally don’t talk about this stuff but I’m just sick and tired.”
According to Billboard, the singer condemned Trump on Twitter in August, 2015. He proclaimed Trump’s comments about Latinos aren’t “worth 2 cents.” The website proclaimed that it was out of character for Anthony to comment on politics, because he rarely does so. However, the tweet was described as “forceful.”
Many Latino artists have condemned Trump for his anti-immigrant comments, when he announced his bid for the presidency in June, 2015. He specifically targeted Mexican immigrants as problematic.
Puerto Rican singers Ricky Martin and Wisin had published “open letters” condemning Trump.
“The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil,” said Martin, in his open letter published in August, 2015.
According to The Huffington Post, in July, 2015, Romeo Santos, who has been described as “The King of Bachata,” was performing in a nearly sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center when he bashed Trump. This show was one of three that were put on at the venue.
“You got a problem with Mexicans, but they built your f***ing buildings, motherf**ker,” said Santos, to the delight of the crowd.
Like Marc Anthony, Santos rarely talks about politics during his shows, and did not repeat his comments about Trump during his final performance at the venue.
On Friday, Marc Anthony made the news, but for a non-political reason. According to News 12 Brooklyn, Anthony visited a middle school in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn for the federal program, Turnaround Arts. He told the students that his life was changed for the better because of the arts programs he used during his childhood.
And last week, Marc Anthony and his wife, Shannon de Lima Muniz’s, vacation home at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic was showcased in an Architectural Digest article.
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