Residente, Kany Garcia and more artists have taken to social media condemning Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and the territory’s government.
During the past weekend, a nearly 900-page private group chat between Rosselló and several associates in his executive team was published, generating a wave of protests and doubts about decisions by the government.
The 889-page document reveals a list of profanity-laced comments in a sexist, misogynistic and homophobic tone at opposition leaders, public figures and journalists, and showcases strategies in efforts to manipulate different situations from late 2018 to January 2019. The leaders were using the messaging app Telegram to correspond.
Among other instances, in one chat, Rosselló refers to the New York Democratic politician Melissa Mark Viverito as a «bitch,» while one of his associates pokes fun at Martin’s sexual orientation, saying «Ricky Martin es tan machista que se folla hombres pq las mujeres no dan la talla. Puro patriarcado.» (“Nothing says patriarchal oppression like Ricky Martin. He is such a male chauvinist that he f–ks men because women don’t measure up. Pure patriarchy.”)