Another ugly America…ho-hum
Where Texans always say “Thank God for Mississippi,” most MexPats of any sensibility always say “Thank God for the Baja”. No matter how crude, rude or bone-headed a gringo might act in “mainland” Mexico, we can usually point to someone in the Baja who has done worse.
I guess the gringos here in “real Mexico” (the 29 states and Federal District that are NOT on the Peninsula) almost have an excuse to act out, now that one of the Baja’s newest “entrepreneurs” has set a new standard for dickishness.
While I could have translated the story easily enough from SDPNoticias, instead I went back to it’s original source on the U.S. gossip site, TMZ which minced the words the bar owner (some has-been actor) used, and made no mention of the video that accompanied the story, showing Sheen berating the audience for not doing things “the way they are in the HOMELAND” .
Charlie Sheen hosted the splashy opening of his bar at the hippest hotel in Cabo — El Ganzo — and it was all fun and games until Charlie hurled a homophobic slur at the audience.
[...] for some inexplicable [sic!] reason, he yelled, “How we doing? … Lying bunch of faggot assholes, how we doing?”
Charlie, who is a partner in the bar, tells TMZ two things:
1. “I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone.”
2. “I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp.”
I don’t see anything “inexplicable” about it… he’s not the first, and won’t be the last, gringo — on the Peninsula or around the rest of the country — who brings their emotional baggage with them. And attempts to impose their values (or lack thereof) on the Mexicans.