“We are very sorry and regret creating the post.”
A photo of students in sombreros and taco costumes used to promote the event was deemed cultural appropriation.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Major college forced to apologize for ‘Taco Tuesday’ promotion
Students at Brigham Young University are not happy with the school’s Center for Economic Self-Reliance. The center posted a photo to Instagram advertising a Taco Tuesday event that showed two students wearing sombreros and dressed as tacos, holding flags from Bolivia, the United States, and Argentina.
Several students quickly condemned the center for cultural appropriation. One Twitter user took the center to task. Others said tacos are not traditional foods in Bolivia and Argentina.
The photo has since been deleted and the Ballard Center posted an apology, stating: “earlier today, the Ballard Center shared a social media post that was insensitive. We are very sorry and regret creating the post. Thank you to all who have taken the time to reach out. Your comments highlight the compassion you have for others. We appreciate your insights, feedback, and the learning opportunity.”
oh absolutely not, @BallardCenter. They don’t eat tacos in Argentina or Bolivia. Hispanic/Latino cultures aren’t interchangeable. Y’all should know better than to be this insensitive and dumb. pic.twitter.com/j7nzZHMa0s
— olivia✨ (@livvidiaz) January 8, 2019
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