Hilaria Baldwin says she's 'sorry' but STILL insists she was 'raised Spanish' after she's accused of using 'fake accent'
HILARIA Baldwin has apologized but is still insisting that she was "raised Spanish" after she was accused of using a "fake accent."
The yoga instructor received plenty of backlash back in December after a Twitter user kicked off the storm by questioning her heritage.
The 37-year-old took to Instagram to share a lengthy caption alongside a photo with her husband, Alec Baldwin, and their five young kids.
She wrote: "I’ve spent the last month listening, reflecting, and asking myself how I can learn and grow.
"My parents raised my brother and me with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a true sense of belonging to both.
"The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained – I should have been more clear and I'm sorry. I'm proud of the way I was raised, and we’re raising our children to share the same love and respect for both."
Hilaria added: "Being vulnerable and pushing ourselves to learn and grow is what we've built our community on, and I hope to get back to the supportive and kind environment we’ve built together."
The chaos began late last year when a social media user shared an interview of Hilaria speaking in a Spanish accent while on Good Morning America, and captioned it: "Fake Spanish accent debut – this woman grew up in Massachusetts.”
Hilaria was born in Boston by parents who are also said to have been born and raised in Boston.
In another clip from the Today show, Hilaria said during a cooking segment: “We have very few ingredients. We have tomatoes, we have, um, how do you say in English, cucumbers.”
The person wrote alongside the clip: “Here she is pretending not to know how to say cucumber in English.”
Following the allegations, the mother of four – whose birth name is Hilary -was quick to defend herself on Instagram.
She said: “There’s been some questions about where I’m born, I’m born in Boston. I’ve spent some of my childhood in Boston, some of my childhood in Spain…
“…I’m really lucky that I grew up speaking two languages. I am that person that if I’ve been speaking a lot of Spanish I tend to mix them."
She added: "Yes I am a white girl. Let’s be very clear Europe has a lot of white people in there. My family is white. Ethnically I’m a mix of many things. It’s really as simple as that…"
Hilaria has not been alone in defending herself as Alec, 62, has stood by his wife's side — and done it in an aggressive manner.
The actor previously took on critics, as he told one to "go f**k yourself," and called another "roid boy" after they suggested Hilaria faked her accent.
He also called the claims, “just a load of s**t.
“You have to kind of hack your way through the debris of Twitter. Twitter is just a vast orchard of crap.
“And I have certainly slung some crap in that orchard myself every now and then with things I’ve said. So, that’s not lost on me that I’m guilty of that as well.”
Amid the fallout, Hilaria's podcast Mom Brain, which she cohosts with Daphne Oz, is also facing the axe due to the allegations.
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