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Hispanic People Are Saying They're Not Offended By Eminem's 'My Band' Music Video

Hispanic People Are Saying They're Not Offended By Eminem's 'My Band' Music Video

Some called the clip cultural appropriation but others have hit back saying he was simply paying 'homage' to Hispanic culture.

Hispanic people have taken to social media to say they're not offended by Eminem's 'My Band' music video.

The 18-year-old clip has resurfaced after people said the legendary rapper was guilty of cultural appropriation.

The rapper's song with D12 was released back in 2004 and featured a section right at the end that's now been dubbed inappropriate by a modern lens.

Eminem is seen in a matador outfit while members of D12 are dressed like they're in a Mariachi band.

The 49-year-old sang about how his 'salsa makes all the pretty girls want to dance and get in their underpants'.

While there were plenty of social media users who said Eminem should apologise for the outfit he wore in the music video, Hispanic people said they're not bothered by it.

One person wrote on Twitter: "I loved this ending as a kid! And I’m Puerto Rican! Makes me miss my sister even more."

A different user added: "As a member of the Hispanic community we really don't give that much of a s**t enough to cancel someone."

A third said: "As a Hispanic from a prominently Mexican-American community, Eminem doing the 'My Salsa' bit is absolutely hilarious and in no way is appropriation, but homage or satire. Dig harder."

Of course these people aren't speaking on behalf of everyone in the Hispanic community, however it does show how the online outrage isn't affecting some people.

The music video is a relic of rap history that has sat in the archives gathering dust for nearly 20 years.

The only reason why it's being discussed in 2022 is because another rapper was accused of cultural appropriation for a similar music video.

Tyga recently dropped a video for his song 'Ay Caramba' and it featured the artist dressed in an outfit that many called a stereotype of Mexican culture.

There was so much backlash against the clip that Tyga was forced to apologise to the Mexican community.

He told L.A. Leakers and American Cholo podcast host Gil Tejada: "I want to apologise to the Mexican community and my fans that are Mexican.

“I have a lot of Latin fans that are Puerto Rican or Dominican that probably weren’t offended by this video.

"But, my Mexican fans in L.A., there definitely was some that were offended.”

The only difference between Tyga and Eminem is the latter's music video was made nearly two decades ago when cultural appropriation wasn't called out as much, nor was there an online platform that allowed people to issue their feelings en masse.

Featured Image Credit: Shady Records/Interscope Records

Topics: Eminem