Controversy between Yotuel and Carlos Manuel Álvarez over phrases by Beatriz Luengo on the Latin Grammy

A debate broke out on social media for the phrases of the actress and composer Beatriz Luengo on the Latin Grammy ceremony In Las Vegas.

The controversy primarily includes the author Carlos Manuel Álvarez and the musician Yotuel Romero, one of many voices of the topic “Homeland and Life”, winner this Thursday of two awards within the largest Latin music competitors.

Álvarez mentioned he was upset as a result of Luengo was the one who collected the award “with tearing Televisa”, assuring that he had suffered threats and social networks had been closed, a element that the journalist thought of a lot lower than the implications that the track had for others, resembling Maykel “Osorbo”, imprisoned in the present day in prisons in Cuba.

“A black body in the hands of the tyranny to which that song points to, and this colonialist lady from Carrefour He talks about the YouTube video being downloaded ”, mentioned e; Writer. “He says to give a voice to those who have no voice. No, the voice has been given to you. What a barbaric rage these people inject me, Luengo taking her dark boyfriend on a tour of the courts.”

When the winner of the Best Urban Song award, Luengo and musician Yadam González, co-authors of the track, took the stage to obtain the golden gramophone. The artist highlighted “how beautiful music is when it is at the service of social causes, to give a voice to those who have no voice.”

At the second, Luengo has not responded to Álvarez’s response, however Yotuel, the composer’s husband, responded by accusing him of being an “agent” of the Cuban authorities, and described his submit as racist and sexist.

Yotuel replied to Álvarez’s submit with biblical passages associated to Judas, a disciple of Jesus Christ and an emblem of betrayal.

Álvarez made a direct on Facebook this Saturday by means of reply, the place he apologized for the aggressive tone of his submit, whose intention, he mentioned, was to attract consideration to the case of Osorbo.

“It seems curious to me that someone leans on a parable of Christianity and at the same time defames a person, because that is defamation,” mentioned the journalist concerning the publication on the Yotuel web page and his accusation of “agent.”

“I don’t say things looking for people’s approval, although luckily I have it sometimes. I say things looking for a certain coherence, a certain truth, also looking behind a sense of justice. And I wrote that post (…) also looking for a certain sense of justice ”, he added.

On the opposite hand, El Funky, one other rapper who participates in “Patria y Vida”, criticized Álvarez for his submit towards Luengo.

El Funky defended the Spanish artist claiming that she deserved respect for composing the track that will turn out to be an anthem for the liberty of Cuba.

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