(Los Angeles, California) – The gender-neutral term “Latinx” has been widely rejected by the Hispanic community, who prefer to be described as Latino or Hispanic. According to a Gallup poll published last July, only 4% of Hispanic Americans want to mention the term. The same survey found that 23% prefer “Hispanic” while 15% prefer “Latino”. Another 57% answered “no matter” when asked for a priority on how they would like to be referenced.
“Most Hispanic Americans, too, are content to use multiple terms to describe their subgroups,” Gallup wrote. “For most Hispanics, though, many prefer ‘Latino’, while some prefer ‘Latinox’ as their preferred word.
According to an ICR-Miami poll for Americano Media, even Hispanic Democrats do not view the term favorably. The poll found that only 1.6 percent of Hispanic Democrats use the term “Latinx” to describe themselves, as well as only 1.5 percent of Republican Hispanics.
Surprisingly, Leguizamo has been unanimously ridiculed on social media for using the “Latinx” narrator.
“Latinx face”6 John Leguizamo His white liberal friends are pointing the finger at him.
No Hispanic uses this word. Stop trying to do this one thing.
– Giancarlo Sopo (@ Giancarlosopo) March 28, 2022
This again? pic.twitter.com/KTeSIgtxam
– Sweet Lou (@ Porksword6) March 28, 2022
– Mats Idea Shop (atMattsIdeaShop) March 28, 2022
Leguizamo has long been a supporter of leftist causes and a vocal critic of Trump. In October 2020, the Colombian-American actor said that Hispanics who support Trump are like “Roach for Expedition” during an interview with Bill Maher. After Bill Maher took note of Trump’s growing support among Latino men, the actor said, “For Republicans, Latin people are like Roach for the campaign, let’s get to the real thing.” “I just feel a lack of self-loathing or care for the rest of your Latin brethren who are being held captive in cages, being demonized by the president,” he continued.
Donald Trump improved his 2016 percent in 78 of the 100 majority-Hispanic counties in the U.S. in the 2020 election.