Sunny Hostin took Hilaria Baldwin to task on ‘The View’, calling out Alec’s wife for ‘faking her identity’ by pretending to be from Spain.
The View co-host Sunny Hostin weighed in on Hilaria Baldwin‘s cultural appropriation scandal, accusing the yoga influencer of faking her Spanish roots to “make herself more exotic and successful.” The drama erupted at the end of December, when Twitter user @LeniBriscoe revealed that Hilaria, who speaks with a Spanish accent and frequently references her family in Mallorca, was actually born Hillary in Boston to American parents.
Alec Baldwin‘s wife denies ever saying that she was from Spain, but has not corrected anyone else that says she’s Spanish. She’s appeared on the cover of Spanish-language magazines like ¡Hola!, and both her Creative Artists Agency and IMDb biographies say that she was born in Mallorca, Spain (IMDb has since been changed to Boston, Massachusetts). As for a viral clip of Hilaria making gazpacho on TODAY and asking Telemundo’s Evi Sisko for the English word for “cucumber” — she claims she was just nervous to be on television.
Yes, her parents do reside in Mallorca. They just moved there in 2011, when she was 26. Hilaria and her family visited the country yearly, and she told The New York Times that it became part of her cultural identity. “Who is to say what you’re allowed to absorb and not absorb growing up?” That’s where Sunny wasn’t having it. “There’s a difference between appreciation and appropriation,” The View co-host said. “I’m actually questioning it because she was very flippant in her explanation.”
“I think it’s a big deal because this is about the fetishizing of Spanish women and Latina women. It’s not just the fake accent which, in and of itself, is terrible,” Sunny explained. “She faked an entire identity. She intentionally culturally appropriated Spanish culture and used the culture for branding, to make herself more exotic and successful. She took up space, in that sense, from Latina women, from Hispanic women.”
Sunny mentioned that in April 2020, Hilaria implied on the Mom Truths podcast that she moved to the United States when she was 19 to attend NYU. In reality, she had moved from Boston to New York City. “I think that any success she’s had is stolen success,” Sunny concluded. While not all of the co-hosts agreed with, Meghan McCain sided with her on her first day back from maternity leave. “I actually think this is quite serious,” Meghan said.
Suri Cruise Sports Long Hair While Posing With Flowers & Goofing Off With Friends On 15th Birthday
Suri Cruise looked super sweet while enjoying her 15th birthday in the Big Apple! The teenager showed off her long hair and posed with some flowers as her friend snapped some pics!
Suri Cruise is another year older! The teenage daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise turned 15 years old on April 18, and she looked like she had a total blast on her big day. The newly minted 15-year-old spent her birthday out and about in New York City and was spotted having some low-key birthday fun. Suri and a few of her pals were seen snapping some photos together while posing with a pretty bouquet of pink and white carnations.
The birthday girl also showed off her long, brunette ‘do, and looked like the spitting image of her famous mom, 42. Naturally, Suri followed the necessary safety precautions while celebrating her birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her friends wore protective face masks while having fun in the Big Apple. The teens only removed their face masks while smiling for a quick photo, or enjoying some delicious ice cream!
Despite her birthday falling during the middle of a pandemic, Suri truly showed the she was enjoying her day like so many around the world who celebrated their special days during COVID-19, as well. Suri’s mom, Katie, made sure to celebrate her daughter’s birthday by taking to Instagram and sharing a carousel of photos to her social media account. Far more precious than the intimate pics of Suri and her mom, however, was the sweet caption Katie wrote and dedicated to her teen.
“Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you,” Katie wrote, adding a string of exclamation points and a number of emojis. “I can’t believe you are already 15!” Katie concluded the post. It’s hard to believe that Suri is already 15 years old. After all, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was just a tiny tot being photographed while out with her famous parents.
Over the course of the last few years, though, Suri’s adoring mom has made a concerted effort to offer her daughter as normal an upbringing as possible. Suri’s bond with her mom is so incredibly strong and it’s amazing to see the teen grow up to be her Katie’s mini-me. Fans cannot wait to see what the future holds for the teenager!
Happy 42nd Birthday, Kourtney Kardashian: Look Back At Her Hottest Photos Of All-Time
In honor of Kourtney Kardashian’s 42nd birthday, we’re looking back at some of her hottest outfits ever!
Kourtney Kardashian is celebrating another trip around the sun on April 18! The reality star turns 42 this year, and she has many reasons to celebrate. For the big day, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and looking back at some of the sexiest outfits that Kourtney has ever worn. From little black dresses to short shorts and more, Kourtney definitely knows how to dress to impress.
Black Leather Dress
In December 2019, Kourtney attended the Dior Men’s Fashion Show in Miami. She wore a black leather dress with thin straps, paired with strappy, open-toed heels. Although the dress reached down to Kourt’s knees, it provided a sexy, dominatrix style for her night out. She wore her hair in wet curls, with minimal jewelry and subtle makeup to complete the edgy look.
Purple Slip Dress
When it comes to mini dresses, Kourtney is definitely a pro. She’s even mastered the art of wearing lingerie as clothing! In June 2019, Kourtney enjoyed a night out with some friends, and she wore a purple slip dress for the occasion. The ensemble featured lace detailing on the edges, and could easily be doubled as a nightgown. However, Kourt dressed it up with some heels and it was the perfect mini for a night on the town!
High Slit Dress
Another one of Kourt’s sexiest looks was worn in Feb. 2019. Kourtney attended the amfAR Gala with sister Kim Kardashian and looked absolutely stunning. She rocked a black Versace dress featuring a double scoop neckline and a sexy thigh-high slit. The eldest KarJenner paired her look with pointed toe stilettos and styled her hair into a dramatic high ponytail.
These are just a few of Kourtney’s best looks, though. She’s one of the most fashion-forward celebs we know, so of course there are plenty of other outfits to admire. Luckily, we gathered some of her sexiest ensembles of all-time and put them in the gallery above for your viewing pleasure. Happy clicking – and happy birthday, Kourtney!
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