Gerard Pique Draws Criticism for Xenophobic Remarks Regarding Shakira


Gerard Pique Draws Criticism for Xenophobic Remarks Regarding Shakira
Gerard Pique Draws Criticism for Xenophobic Remarks Regarding Shakira

The recent breakup between Colombian singer Shakira and Spanish footballer Gerard Pique was one of the most public and acrimonious in recent memory. Pique's recent statements have incited the wrath of a significant portion of the public, particularly in South America where Shakira has a large following.

The Footballer's Response to Negative Comments In an interview with Spanish journalist Jordi Romero, Pique spoke about the constant barrage of negative comments he receives and the impact it has had on him. He stated, "In the beginning, it was bad and it reached a point where if I had let things get to me, I would have thrown myself off a cliff.

But my nonchalant attitude saved my mental health." He went on to emphasize the importance of not being too concerned about things that are not significant, saying, "95 percent of people’s issues arise when they tend to care about things that aren't that important.

In my opinion, the only things worth worrying about are serious health issues, family, and relationships." Pique also addressed the particularly harsh criticism he received from Shakira's fans in South America. He remarked, "For example, my ex is Latin American...

you can't imagine [the comments] I've gotten on social media from her fans. Millions of barbarities!" However, he revealed that he was unfazed by the negativity, stating, "Honestly, not at all because I don't know them. These people have no lives and why should I care? I'll never meet them, they're robots, you know?" In his view, allowing others' opinions to affect one's mental health is detrimental and he concluded, "They want you to worry and when you do, they would have won.

You have to show them that you don't care because it gets them angrier."

Shakira's Reaction

Not long after the interview, Shakira took to Twitter to express her pride in being Latin American. She wrote, "Proud to be Latin American," and added several Latin American flag emojis.

This statement from Shakira seemed to be a response to Pique's comments, which many users on social media deemed xenophobic.

One comment read, "Do you think Latinos offend or harass more than others? Why did you say that? Plus, Shakira has fans all over the world. You're really digging your own grave."

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