Lupillo Rivera, Mexican Music Superstar, Fights Anti-Immigrant Protestors in Murrieta, Gets Spat On

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Yesterday, about 200 Know Nothings protested in Murrieta, the Colton of Riverside County, to try and block buses from unloading children who had come to the United States illegally. It was as ugly an ant-Latino protest as has been seen in Southern California in at least 20 years, but an unlikely figure was there to help battle the racists: Mexican music superstar Lupillo Rivera.

Over the past 15 years, Rivera has crafted an image as a party man par none--for chrissakes, his newest album is called El Rey de los Borrachos (King of the Drunks). Though sometimes personally participating in pro-amnesty rallies, his music has been aggressively non-political, a soundtrack to parrandear (party) instead of revolution. No one in Mexico or the United States has taken him seriously as a pundit on anything, instead paying more attention to his late sister, Jenni Rivera--but that might all change because of Lupillo's actions in Murietta.

Lupillo offered a running commentary on his Facebook page, with the second-best post being a photo of a fat gabacha screaming at him while he kept his smiling calm. "And they say that we Mexicans lose control?" he wrote in Spanish. "That we're aggressive? Disrespectful? Low-class? Here, I had to control myself to show that we only want to work!"

The best post? Some lunatic spitting on him.

Good for you, Lupillo. And finally, further proof that the mainstream media remains clueless: the English-language media only referred to him as a "protestor" because they had no idea who he was. OY VEY...

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wenceslao
wenceslao

way to go luppillo, fuck those fucking redneck gringos 

Reallist
Reallist

Lupillo's ignorance is only somewhat less than his arrogance... Mexicans built America... BULLDUNG!!!  Before Americans/Texicans/frontiers-men from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia entered the Southwest, there was nothing but outlaws, murderous Indians, banderos, a few Spanish missionary priests, not Mexican, Aztec, or whatever ignorant, uneducated indigenous occupiers, snakes, cactus, Hila Monsters, scorpions, none who had ever developed the area into some place civilized. Without European migration, the Southwestern United States would be pre-historic, with inequities like the country of Mexico today... backward, ignorant, uneducated, lawless, and uninhabitable for most of the peoples of the world.  Lupillo should thank God that he is living in America and keep his ignorant comments to himself... how unbelievably embarrassing he is!!!

William Pasillas
William Pasillas

How are the illegal if they are seeking asylum??? They'll get a court date to determine if they can get asylum and if they don't they'll be deported.

Brandon Rodriguez
Brandon Rodriguez

It's not racist to want our borders sealed (as they were intended). As far as kids avoiding violence? That's a sad and tragic story, my heart goes out to them. But, We have Veterans who are not getting the care/treatment they need and I believe those resources should be focused on Americans.

Jim Routh
Jim Routh

OC Weekly it turns out is the loser...bye

Tim Sesler
Tim Sesler

after he burned the American flag?

Vir Ti Go
Vir Ti Go

I'm all for the pan american movement ( Latino unity etc) . its not easy to be unified when some latinoz often at all costs assimilate to an embarrassing level by tryng to marry ( what is considered better blood) . and betray I group of the people that fough for their rights.

Vir Ti Go
Vir Ti Go

Right one because the Chicano movement concentrates on Mexican and Latino issues on this side of the border. Its horrible what happens at the mexico Guatemalan border and I am not exuding it at all. Something needs to be done to eleviate that situation as well. But I will say like I mentioned in another comment if there was a central american country between mexico and the us they would probably do same. Also when central Americans come to the south west they often come with resentment from their experience crossing mexico and spew anti Mexican comments. One chicanos n southwest Mexicans have nothing to little to do w your experience so Dont cone here and disrespect the dominate culture. 2 if you have issues w Mexico or Mexicans go home!

Alex Alonzo
Alex Alonzo

^ Yes, it is too much to ask. Especially for these KIDS that are escaping violence. These aren't just any kids that raised their hands when they asked who wanted to come to the USA. Go to Mexico for 1 week... Let's see if you make it back.

Alex Alonzo
Alex Alonzo

^ I hoped we were all mature adults here.... Guess I was wrong.

Lillian Boyd
Lillian Boyd

OC Weekly... y'all normally irritate me. But I'm very happy to see you ruffling the right feathers. Fuck racism.

Jason Greene
Jason Greene

Nobody protested immigrants...... just illegals...

Jason Greene
Jason Greene

Yes legal immigrants who came here legally and actually contribute to society and become important members of the community..Not just pump out kids who inevitably become criminals only to suck this country dry...If you could not make your own country flourish what makes you believe you can come here and make it happen....Come here but do it LEGALLY....Is that to much to ask??

Joseph Forth
Joseph Forth

I bet they say grace before going on a drive by shooting too.

Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert

Look within OUR CULTURE, we develop hatred or ignorance that leads to hurting, ignoring, exploiting each OTHER, because born here, born OVER there, light skin dark skin, Rich or Poor, ect, no wonder White man has juz USED DIVIDE AND CONQUER STRATEGY, THAT UP TILL TODAY HAS A GREAT EFFECT TO THEIR ADVANTAGE!

Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert

Same with ALL you pochos and paisas kissing ASS, juz to get Up in life, and not caring to have FELLOW Mexicans, have their COME UP, instead KICK OR TRIP UP, I have ALWAYS been not PERFECT, yet law abiding, and have, supported RAZA when Racism pr injustices come their WAY, and Mexicans don't put THEIR face to the complaining about racism or injustices, or problems in this society, BROWN N` DOWN, even if there are repricusions, I speak my mind, as EveryboDY should and unite for a BIGGER, "CREDIBLE" Voice, Where Do you stand, sellout Mexi or ?????????????

El Coico
El Coico

OC Weakly went there. Lol

El Coico
El Coico

^^^Not at the Mexican/Guatemalan boarder my dear friend D.J. Virtigo. There, South Americans get extorted, beaten, robbed, raped, held for ransom and even killed by guess who? Yep, you guessed it. That's a fact you should also be outraged over, but I don't see any "Chicano" movement down that way.

Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert

If It fits, WEAR IT, Racist and Prejudice act and say similar, no matter what ERA, juz different years and Immigration Issues, I say Siperiority Complected Mentality in mostly describing Anglo Sentiment with people looking different or not saying what is agreeable, yet overall law abiding citizens, plus historically white have and continue to have power and privilege, and are trying maintain Status Quo, PhuK THAT!

Troy Nadeau
Troy Nadeau

Thanks for the reply OC Weekly. I almost read the article thinking it was written by a real journalist, but you've saved me the time.

Julisa Orozco
Julisa Orozco

People need to shut the fuck up BECAUSE WE ARE HERE AND THIS COUNTRIES MADE OF IMMIGRANTS USA USA!!

Susan Garcia
Susan Garcia

Fuck them people who were protesting against the Immigrants, dumbass people

Sandra Castellon
Sandra Castellon

No, anti - immigrant racists is correct. If they were little kids from Europe arriving, they'd be holding charities selling hot dogs and cupcakes.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

You're right, and a correction is needed: We meant to write "anti-immigrant LOSER protestors." Our apologies!

Doris Martinez
Doris Martinez

Good for him - maybe those stupid peple in Murrieta should read the facts & have some compassion for the children involved in this matter.

Sandra Castellon
Sandra Castellon

How sad, that in the same week marks the 50th since the civil rights act was signed, there are racist ignorant people protesting human rights and displaying their hate again. History repeats itself.

Robert John Bell
Robert John Bell

People need to calm the f down. And not this singer, but people who think the worst problem facing this county is people coming here to work, live, and contribute to this country. Some people don't seem to think anymore. They just take whatever Fox News feeds them and dig their heals in.

Vir Ti Go
Vir Ti Go

Ask that Guatemalan what he or she knows about the Chicano Movement......I doubt they would have an idea Yet it those people are fighting for them.

Vir Ti Go
Vir Ti Go

? South American Folk? Please as soon as most of them get here they try to assimilate faster than you can boil water. What are they majority of the flags present at these events? MEXICAN Flags, where are the Central American flags?( Crickets). Maybe now Central Americans can "relate" to the Chicano Movement. now that they are being attacked and " Us citizens" are starting to finally realize hey guess what Central Americans are also Illegal immigrants and labor workers. If there was another Latin American country between Mexico and the Us the would be doing the same thing. Central American , South American, or from the Caribbean if you come to the South West you need to understand that you are in historically and Culturally MEXICAN land and it will always be the dominant culture. If you don't like it go to Florida or NY. Aside from all that what kind of mother would send their child off to a foreign land alone? ( Crazy) These people are taking advantage of the loop hole in the system that was place in effect during the Bush Administration ( where no un accompanied minor can debeported, now this is biting us in the butt. These Central American countries are taking advantage of this loop hole and guess what your tax dollars are going to pay for it.

Mike Vera
Mike Vera

Lol, I think that calling "anti-immigration" racist is tired. Get new material...

Hugo Mendoza
Hugo Mendoza

This asshole only does these stunts when a CD is coming out .. Why not do it without all the cameras recording?

Cecilia Gomez
Cecilia Gomez

He is the late Jennie Rivera's brother, the have a Christian background and are actually from a very good, close knit family....worked very hard to get where they are today....

Gloria Green
Gloria Green

I know who he is and I'm proud of his stance

Kano Lopez
Kano Lopez

Props to Lupillo for standing up for what was mostly central Americans! My favorite quote from lupillo "I pay more in taxes than what you make in your lifetime" idiot protestors!

Ric Rojas
Ric Rojas

You must be putting out a greatest hits record.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

Talk about racist!  If i only wanted to unify with germans, i would be called a nazi, racist.

maria_nunez25
maria_nunez25

Agree Sandra, these peeps making ignorant comments, tend to forget we are talking about children that are trying to live a better life, they're not asking for new shoes or maybe a new game box, they just want a better life,

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

They contribute, but also take.  $50,000,000 a month is given to illegals in los angeles county alone.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

They can be deported, after a hearing.  The Bush law was enacted to curb the trafficking of minors, not for parents sending their kids on their own so they could follow soon after.

maria_nunez25
maria_nunez25

Actually no, not when a CD is coming out, him and his family the late Jenny dont need the cameras attention, as said before, he already has made more money than you would ever make Iin a lifetime, dont hate..congratulate

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

@maria_nunez25 Those being bussed to Murietta were family units, not unaccompanied minors.

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