Mark Lipinski's anti-Spanish tweet

I still am hoping that I will find out that both his accounts were hacked and he actually is the creative guy I thought he was.  I also hopes he reads his tweets and realizes that a commercial in Spanish is actually not an insult to him.  It is just a commercial and commercials are designed to sell product.  Many other companies have done it, the National Football League has done it.  When I taught Spanish I would be delighted when there was something broadcast in Spanish and I would show it to my classes.  It helped break down some of the prejudices my students had.  It helped them realize that when someone is talking in another language, they are probably NOT talking about you.  It made my Spanish heritage speakers feel like they were important enough to have annoying commercials directed at them.

I have a daughter who was born in Korea, I know that if Tide did a commercial in Korean, I would think it was very cool.  In fact any other language is a delight as far as I am concerned, I spent my whole adult life teaching them.  I celebrate and welcome them wherever I encounter them.  I just wish I spoke more than 3 languages.

Mr. Lipinski, I wish you well on your upcoming surgery.  I support your efforts to see Equality in Marriage.  Other than that,  we have nothing in common.  I will no longer read articles about you in quilting magazines nor support your endeavors on social media.  I have seen a peek behind the curtain and have been quite dismayed at what I saw.  You're a big deal in the Quilting world and could well afford to also be kind, gracious and appreciative of your fans like myself.  Instead you have chosen to name call, belittle and insult.  Your tweets and messages diminish YOU, sir, and ought to embarrass you.  I am embarrassed for you.

Your actions, words and attitude?  Knock it off, I find it insulting.

Take a look at the commercial yourself.

Sew happy!

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