AceShowbiz - Hilaria Baldwin apparently has yet to move on from her heritage controversy. Around seven months after she was accused of pretending to be Spanish, the wife of Alec Baldwin urged trolls to "normalize" culture fluidity.
The 37-year-old fitness expert alluded to the scandal via Instagram on Thursday, July 8. "We need to normalize the fact that we are all unique-our culture, languages, sexual orientations, religions, political beliefs are ALLOWED TO BE FLUID. No two of us are completely alike," she penned in her lengthy post.
Claiming that the haters have denied her "right to belong," Hilaria explained, "When you are multi, it can feel hard to belong. You are constantly going back and forth, trying to be more this or more that." She added, "You feel you have to explain why you are the way you are, trying to fit into a world of labels when there might not be one that perfectly defines you."
"You will never quite fit in because the other parts of you shape and influence all your parts," the yoga instructor continued. "We all get to curate our individual expressions of our cultures, languages, who we love, what we believe in, how we dress, present ourselves. This is the right that each person should have."
Hilaria went on, "People will try to find reason to invalidate you, therefore their attacks seem justified in their eyes. They can hate, poke fun & shame-because you 'asked for it' through your audacity to be you." She then concluded, "What I had to learn through a very painful experience is that many people relate... So, if you are suffering, please know that a loving group see your validity and belonging."
Hilaria was accused of faking her Spanish accent in late December 2020. She, however, has clarified that she is indeed "a white girl" who was born in Boston, but spent "some of [her] childhood in Spain." She has also issued an apology for not being "more clear" about her cultural background.
"I've spent the last month listening, reflecting, and asking myself how I can learn and grow. My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both," she said on Instagram. "The way I've spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained - I should have been more clear and I'm sorry."