Ay madre de Dios…
File this under: Paulina Rubio and Alicia Machado need to read some maps.
Shortly after North Korea attacked South Korea, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado asked her Twitter followers to join hands to say a prayer for THE CHINAS. THE CHINAS. THE CHINAS!!!!
“Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace, that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse.”
Then, Paulina Rubio added fuel to the tire fire, by defending Alicia with this gem:
“Déjenla en paz todos los japoneses se parecen y China es muy grande”.
(Translation: “Leave Alicia alone. All Japanese people look the same and China is a very big country. ‘)
When did the Japanese join the party?!
Well, Paulina quickly deleted that Tweet. And it’s still not over. Alicia tried to clarify her “THE CHINAS” statement to Univision, but it didn’t help.
“No me equivoqué, yo no cometí ningún error, lo que hice fue pedir una oración de muy buena fe por todo el conflicto que se está suscitando en Asia. Lo que pasa es que lo dije de una manera muy coloquial y fue malinterpretado. Obviamente, sé que hay un bombardeo entre Corea del Norte y Corea del Sur. Cuando digo ‘las Chinas’. Ay, mira al gringo’, y resulta que es canadiense. De repente, le dices chino a todo el que ves que es asiático… A eso me refería.”
(Translation: “I was not wrong, I do not make any mistakes. What I did was ask for a prayer of good faith for the conflict that is happening in Asia. I said it in a very informal way and was misinterpreted. Obviously, I know there is conflict between North Korea and South Korea. It was just a funny way to refer to the entire Asian continent. Like when we say ‘Look at that Gringo’ and turns out that he’s Canadian. We call everyone who looks Asian, “Chinese.” That’s what I meant.”)