Kathy Griffin joins an impressive celebrity list including Whoopi Goldberg, Pitbull, Eva Longoria, and more in a new music video produced by Emilio Estefan. Called “We’re All Mexican,” the video is part of Hispanic Heritage Week and celebrates the accomplishments of Latinos.
“As immigrants, we have a love and appreciation for this country and for the freedom that it represents,” Estefan recently explained to Billboard magazine. “We need to lift up our pride and show the world all the great things we’re doing. I wrote and produced this song to communicate a message of uniting all immigrants, not dividing them.”
While it’s obvious that Kathy Griffin isn’t Latino, she is in mixed company in the music video. People from all backgrounds are joining together to celebrate the Latino community.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 22, 2015
A description of Emilio Estefan’s music video says, “The title of the song,’We’re all Mexican’ is intended as a metaphor symbolizing that we can all become the victims of racism and bigotry at any moment as Mexicans are experiencing in recent times. Mexicans are being vilified in the United States by some of the media and political leaders and in some of the public’s sentiment because they comprise 67% of the Latino population and because their native country shares a direct border with the United States and are the majority of the ‘Latino’ crossing that particular border.
But around the world, different immigrant groups are harassed and made to be scapegoats for the ills of their respective countries of residence. The song,’We’re All Mexicans,’ celebrates the positive contributions of immigrants in the United States as a balance to the negativity being expressed publicly.”
In addition to Kathy Griffin, other celebrities in “We’re All Mexican” include Wyclef Jean, Chuy from The Chelsea Lately Show, and even Jimmy Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo take part in the music video.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 18, 2015
Kathy Griffin is a woman of many talents–but did you ever expect to see her in a music video?
What do you suppose Donald Trump thinks of this new music video? Would he agree that “We’re All Mexican?”