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    15 Mexican Things That Have Been Appropriated Beyond All Recognition

    Tacos, "esquites" and don't even get us started on Day of the Dead...

    1. Chilaquiles

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    Yeah, that stuff on the right? It's just nachos with a little bit of sauce. You can't fool us!

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    Yeah, that stuff on the right? It's just nachos with a little bit of sauce. You can't fool us!

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    Yeah, that stuff on the right? It's just nachos with a little bit of sauce. You can't fool us!

    2. Piñatas

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    Why, Starbucks, why???

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    Why, Starbucks, why???

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    Why, Starbucks, why???

    3. El Día de Muertos (AKA, Day of the Dead)

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    The catrina on the right is painfully Disney-fied. Also, it's technically "El día de muertos," not "El día de los muertos." The "los" gives you all away every time.

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    The catrina on the right is painfully Disney-fied. Also, it's technically "El día de muertos," not "El día de los muertos." The "los" gives you all away every time.

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    The catrina on the right is painfully Disney-fied. Also, it's technically "El día de muertos," not "El día de los muertos." The "los" gives you all away every time.

    4. Tacos

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    If you think the tacos on the right are authentic, we feel sorry for you :(

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    If you think the tacos on the right are authentic, we feel sorry for you :(

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    If you think the tacos on the right are authentic, we feel sorry for you :(

    5. Frida Kahlo

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    If you knew anything about Kahlo, you know that she'd HATE being a Barbie.

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    If you knew anything about Kahlo, you know that she'd HATE being a Barbie.

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    If you knew anything about Kahlo, you know that she'd HATE being a Barbie.

    6. Avocados

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    For starters, why would you FRY something that's perfectly good on its own??

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    For starters, why would you FRY something that's perfectly good on its own??

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    For starters, why would you FRY something that's perfectly good on its own??

    7. Elotes (Grilled Mexican street corn)

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    Cheeto powder?? Blue mayo?? WHAT IS THIS?

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    Cheeto powder?? Blue mayo?? WHAT IS THIS?

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    Cheeto powder?? Blue mayo?? WHAT IS THIS?

    8. Esquites (Mexican street corn salad)

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    Just assume that the chip brand version of anything isn't any good.

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    Just assume that the chip brand version of anything isn't any good.

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    Just assume that the chip brand version of anything isn't any good.

    9. Cinco de Mayo

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    The Battle of Puebla was a battle between Mexico and France and, in our country, it is celebrated with commemorative parades. In the United States, it is apparently just an opportunity to get drunk and to wear a stereotypical "costume."

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    The Battle of Puebla was a battle between Mexico and France and, in our country, it is celebrated with commemorative parades. In the United States, it is apparently just an opportunity to get drunk and to wear a stereotypical "costume."

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    The Battle of Puebla was a battle between Mexico and France and, in our country, it is celebrated with commemorative parades. In the United States, it is apparently just an opportunity to get drunk and to wear a stereotypical "costume."

    10. Tamales

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    We need to know who had the guts to put caviar on a tamale, stat.

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    We need to know who had the guts to put caviar on a tamale, stat.

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    We need to know who had the guts to put caviar on a tamale, stat.

    11. Soraya Montenegro

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    They took the most kickass telenovela villain in the history of Mexico and had her briefly appear in a promo for Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black."

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    They took the most kickass telenovela villain in the history of Mexico and had her briefly appear in a promo for Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black."

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    They took the most kickass telenovela villain in the history of Mexico and had her briefly appear in a promo for Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black."

    12. Mariachi

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    Yeah, don't do this for Halloween, people.

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    Yeah, don't do this for Halloween, people.

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    Yeah, don't do this for Halloween, people.

    13. Tortillas

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    We will only say one thing: NO.

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    We will only say one thing: NO.

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    We will only say one thing: NO.

    14. Quesadillas

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    IDK what they are, but the things on the right are NOT quesadillas.

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    IDK what they are, but the things on the right are NOT quesadillas.

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    IDK what they are, but the things on the right are NOT quesadillas.

    15. And finally, the idea of what Mexicans "look" like.

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    Thanks but no thanks for perpetuating bad stereotypes guys!!!

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    Thanks but no thanks for perpetuating bad stereotypes guys!!!

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    Thanks but no thanks for perpetuating bad stereotypes guys!!!

    This post was translated from Spanish.