By now, you've probably seen some of the chatter surrounding Sofia Vergara's sketch at the Emmys.
Vergara has responded to the backlash, telling her critics to "lighten up."
No word on who Vergara thinks "started this."
But pop culture events that play out in front of a large audience aren't just about one person at one moment.
So. Let's put the sketch in context.
If Vergara's partcipation in the sketch was an attempt to satirize that reality, it fell flat...
Here are just a few examples of her participation in maintaining a stereotypical portrayal of Latinas:
See what I mean?
It's not successful satire if you're complicit in the problem you're satirizing.