JLo Gets Banned From Latin Music Stores

I’ve always admired Jennifer Lopez because she is of course, beautiful but my “admiration” ends there. I’ve hardly ever heard of her supporting the poor community she hails from, Hispanic people in general or any of its causes and she undoubtly has both the money and platform to do so.

A couple of days ago, I saw some recent pictures of her and had to ask my best friend and also my cousin if they thought that it was Jlo’s make-up that made her facial features looks so different and more Caucasoid or did she have more work done.

I think she’s done more plastic surgery, which really just makes me dislike her even more.

Read the article below and post what you think?

From: http://hiphop.popcrunch.com

Jennifer Lopez Banned From Chain Of Latin Music Stores

Bronx born singer/actress/dancer Jennifer Lopez, a “Nuyorican,” has been banned from the nation’s largest chain of Latin music stores.

Ritmo Latino banned all J.Lo CDs from its 50 stores, charging that J. Lo has forgotten her Puerto Rican roots. Ritmo President David Massry alleged that J.Lo “has refused personally to promote her new CD in any of our stores” and won’t appear at other outlets devoted only to Latin music.“We’ve supported her from the beginning. Now we’re told by her record company she will only visit Anglo retail outlets,” Massry said.

On Wednesday, J.Lo signed hundreds of autographs at the F.Y.E. record store in her home borough for fans who bought her new disc, “Como Ama una Mujer” (”How a Woman Loves”), Lopez’s first album sung only in Spanish.

“This is a Spanish-language CD, and if she wants to discriminate against the Latin community, then we will not sell her product,” Massry said.

“This is not the first time this has happened. Celebrities have this notion that when they reach a certain level of crossover appeal, they forget quickly where they started,” he said. “We will no longer tolerate these situations.” But many fans of the Bronx-born star rose to her defense. Yamilka Rivas, 15, an outraged 10th-grader from Harlem, demanded, “How is she discriminating? Her new album is in Spanish, for gosh sake. J.Lo doesn’t make music for white people, she makes it for everybody.”

Omar Guzman,19, a McDonald’s cashier from Washington Heights, declared, “This is really messed up. She’s Hispanic and she’s showing it. She’s for real.” “How can an Hispanic company abandon an Hispanic person, an Hispanic star?” he asked. Stephanie Padilla, 16, from the Bronx, branded the ban “censorship” and said it was “just wrong. “J.Lo is a Boricua from the block. She’s just gone on to bigger and better things. You can’t penalize her for that.”

One of the few dissenters was eighth-grade teacher Shakira Lleras, 27,
who said, “I can understand the ban and why they’re upset.” “Just look
around the city,” she said. “Not too many people identify with her and the life she leads.”

Lopez could not be reached for comment.

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