This is literally the dumbest controversy I have ever heard of, and I've heard of a lot.
But here's the story.
Vanessa Ruiz, a news anchor for a Phoenix, Arizona-based NBC affiliate, found herself at the center of a heated -- and, I think, unfathomably stupid -- controversy after Twitter users and viewers gave her flak for pronouncing Spanish words… with a Spanish accent.
It should be noted Ruiz is Latina.
Ruiz, a new hire at the 12 News station, addressed the controversy on air during a Monday evening newscast. She explained,
Ruiz, fortunately, didn't seem to give a sh*t about the ridiculous backlash — nor should she.
As Arizona Senator Martín Quezada wrote on Twitter,
Ruiz followed up Monday's newscast with a post on the channel's website explaining her reasoning for pronouncing Spanish words in Spanish -- as if that even requires an explanation.
Amen to that.