Sunday morning I opened up Twitter for the first time in nine days, growling in anticipation of the chaos that had arguably built up in my internet avoidance week I was expecting the deluge usual presidential garbage and dismal news of the coronavirus; I did not expect a chairside investigation into the life and times of Hilaria Baldwin, yoga instructor and podcaster.But today I knew next to nothing about Hilaria Baldwin, other than the fact of her marriage to the actor Alec Baldwin had no idea she was potentially faking a Spanish heritage and accent, as her detractors currently claim, despite being born in Boston. How did we get here? What is happening? A case of accent by osmosis à la Lindsay Lohan? Just a regular example of linguistic convergence? Who is Hilaria Baldwin? Is that even his real name? What is the truth ??
That’s right, it looks like a little joke from comedian Amy Schumer inadvertently rocked the first domino, reposting a photo Baldwin just shared on Instagram In the photo, Baldwin is holding his 3-month-old son , Eduardo “Edu” Pao Lucas, and wears lingerie According to People, Schumer reprogrammed (then deleted) the photo with the following caption: “Gene and I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Enjoy it with all the family members talking to you this year “Hm! Okay! Of course!
But Baldwin didn’t seem to appreciate Schumer’s lack of wit, responding in a video calling for “bodily inclusion”
“It’s like the whole ‘Oh moms don’t look like that’ thing – some moms do This mom does And I’m included in inclusivity,” she insisted. , it was not the substance of Baldwin’s speech that caught the eye, but the accent with which she delivered it Obviously American, which – as some internet sleuths have since noted – marks a departure from the Spanish accent she adopted in previous interviews
“You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade-long struggle of posing as a Spanish person,” Twitter user @lenibriscoe said Monday, at the start of a long thread that has since gone viral
You must admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her decade-long struggle of posing as a Spanish person
As “Page Six” notes, Baldwin’s biography on his agency’s speakers site states, “Baldwin was born in Mallorca, Spain, and raised in Boston, Massachusetts” In a 2018 profile, Hola! magazine describes her as ‘born in Spain’ speaking Spanish as her mother tongue Interviews from the early days of her marriage to Alec – unearthed and tweeted by @lenibriscoe – feature Baldwin speaking with a Spanish accent and, in one case, apparently forgetting the English word for “cucumber”
Additionally, in an interview with Cat and Nat from the MomTruths podcast in April, Baldwin said she “moved here when [she] was 19 to go to NYU” when asked where. she had moved, Baldwin replied: “De – my family lives in Spain, they live in Mallorca”
Hilaria Baldwin took part in the #momtruths podcast in April 2020 and said she didn’t move to the United States until she was 19 to go to NYUTwittercom / s1BojT4XAH photo
What is true: Baldwin’s family – at least his parents, Dr Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas – have lived in Mallorca, and by “Page Six”, since 2011 But before that, they seemed to have lived in Massachusetts Our Twitter sleuth unearthed the following images of Kathryn Hayward (“former internist at Massachusetts General Hospital”) on what looks like her website, speaking about her upbringing in Longmeadow, as well as the obituary of Baldwin’s paternal grandfather, who states that the Thomas “The family’s presence in… Vermont predates the American Revolution” Baldwin’s grandfather’s professional trip to Argentina would have prompted his children to “master the Spanish language”
She claims to have a Spanish mother It’s not true It’s her mother talking about growing up in Longmeadow MA imageTwittercom / mEiSjTMkpV
But Baldwin’s parents do not appear to have been Spanish, and the Cambridge School of Weston (a private high school in Cambridge, Massachusetts) names Hilaria Baldwin as an alumnus, which would suggest that she lived in the US before she moved on. be 19 According to people who claim to have gone to school with Baldwin – some of whom, through ‘Page Six’, tweeted that she was ‘entirely a white girl from Cambridge’ and ‘didn’t have her current accent’ at that time – attest that Baldwin had another name: Hillary
From a review of her podcast This woman also claimed to have moved to the United States because she wanted to go to NYU 😭 imageTwittercom / zuEWMNkTBT
So it’s strange that if you ask Google “where was Hilaria Baldwin born” she provides a map of Mallorca and her IMDb bio states: “Hilaria Baldwin was born on January 6, 1984 in Mallorca, Spain, under the name of Hilaria Lynn Thomas “Huh!
In an Instagram video posted on Sunday, Baldwin admitted “there are things to be clarified” and suggested his words had been misrepresented in previous media appearances Although she was “born in Boston,” she said, she is also “a different kind of Bostonian,” one who spent “part of [her] childhood in Spain.”
“There has been a lot of back and forth my whole life, and I’m really lucky that I grew up speaking two languages,” she explained, adding that her accent tended to to vary according to the language in which she spoke more often “When I tried to work, I try to state a little more, but when I am nervous or upset, then I start to mix the two”
As for her name, Baldwin said she used the name Hillary in the US and Hilaria in Spain “My parents call me Hilaria, my whole family calls me Hilaria,” she said. noted, and eventually she decided to “consolidate” under Hilaria to minimize the confusion “It’s the same name, just a few different letters, so I think we shouldn’t be that upset about it,” she said “And whatever you want to call me, I’ll answer both”
Then, addressing the criticisms of claiming a cultural identity that is not his own, Baldwin continued: “Yes, I am a white girl… Europe has a lot of white people My family is ethnically white, I am a mixture of many, many, many things; culturally, I grew up with both cultures So it’s really that simple “
But that wasn’t the end In a follow-up video posted hours later, Baldwin attempted to break it down “in numbers”
“The first thing I said to my husband was that I was born in Boston,” she said “I spent a lot of my childhood in Spain My nuclear family lives in Spain and have lived there for a long time And I came here – I moved around a lot, but I came here when I was 19 to go to university “
“I never said my mom was Spanish, my family is a great mix of so many different things” she continued “My thing is being authentic and when people say i’m not genuine it hurts my feelings I don’t really understand why this becomes so important I want to take it seriously, but I also don’t want it to be suddenly I apologize for who I am Because at this point I’m starting to feel that I am under attack for who I am, and no answer is the right answer “
“I’m not doing anything wrong by being me,” Baldwin added And with that, she logged out for what she said would be “a long time” (Although three hours later she was back )
But to what end, I can’t really say If you clicked on the video actor Alec Baldwin posted on his Instagram on Sunday, I bet you expected a touching defense of his wife’s character I bet you’ve waited with tension the whole time for her hissing whisper to degenerate into a punishing cry Oddly, however, Alec doesn’t try to erase Hilaria’s name during her eight-plus minutes of shooting time ; in fact, he doesn’t mention his name at all
Instead, he lashes out on various other topics, including Facebook (“a company you should avoid if you can”); Twitter (“a vast orchard of shit”); Jeffrey Epstein (“I’ve never met Epstein in my life”) and the fake phone number Alec may have given him (“That’s what we call the Dummy Line”); the media he is wary of (TMZ and the New York Post are “sewage treatment plants” according to our host); and other things too, but none of them lead directly to the Hilaria case. The closest to him to approach the situation is his side on how people like to lie about celebrities, or maybe his last sentence: ” When you love someone you want to stand up for them Consider the source “(The source in the case of Hilaria Baldwin’s origin story is ultimately Hilaria Baldwin Or should we say, Hillary?)
So, not really a vehement defense! To locate such a defense, you’ll have to check his responses on Twitter, where he tweeted a few furious tweets to reporters Or venture to one of the quotes Alec has since posted on Instagram – including one, notably from Mark. Twain – where he directs his anger at random users in the comments sections To an antagonistic user who wrote, “Guess his accent is wrong too?” FRAUD! He ordered them to ‘fuck you’ In a comment asking Alec to ‘please stop insulting people who can see clear facts’ he wrote:’ She was born in Boston but raised in Spain You have it? “
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