Feliz Navidad and Jose Feliciano gets an apology


Jose Feliciano

¡Feliz Navidad!

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas.

And I'm celebrating by sharing with you a video below of one of my favorite Christmas songs by Jose Feliciano, who recently got an overdue apology.

Feliciano's wonderful song was ruined by two radio producers who used it as the melody for the "Illegal Alien Christmas Song."

I wrote a blog post a week ago about this so-called parody by Matt Fox and A.J. Rice. And this week Feliciano himself blasted the pair who posted the song and it's awful lyrics on the Web site Human Events.

Feliciano released a statement saying he was "revolted beyond words" and that the song was never meant to be "a vehicle for a political platform of racism and hate," according to a story by the Associated Press.

"When I wrote and composed 'Feliz Navidad,' I chose to sing in both English and Spanish in order to create a bridge between two wonderful cultures during the time of year in which we hope for goodwill toward all," the Puerto Rico-born artist said.

And finally the editor of Human Events apologized and took the link of the song off their Web site  site.

Well that's good news.

Let's remember that this is a holiday season and we should focus on spreading love and cheer instead of hate and bigotry.

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