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afirmkick
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08:11:40 AM Oct 7th 2014
I know the trope today refers mostly to Hispanics (by which I assume it means people from Latin America), but since the main article mentions Italians, Spaniards and Frenchmen too, shouldn't the Laconic version "Hispanics are sexy" include them as well?
Larkmarn
08:27:18 AM Oct 7th 2014
... "Hispanic" means "related to Spain." I daresay Spaniards are included already. The French don't count for that (that's Everyone Looks Sexier If French).

I find it weird that Italians are mentioned, though. Doesn't seem like they'd count.
MakiP
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12:30:29 AM Apr 4th 2010
I think this Trope has Unfortunate Implications and is demeaning for all the Hispanics. You see I'm hispanic, and I'm not sexy, not to this levels anyway, nor is anybody I know, except maybe this one classmate who has The Most Common Superpower. In T Vland we'd be sexy just because of our Native Tongue, and strikes me as racial profiling and steriotyping. Also I find it demenaing because I feel it objectaize Spanish and Latin American people. Although I admit it's still better than being "mexican". Now I apreciate opinions and if anybody thinks I'm just paranoid
SomeGuy
08:09:09 AM Apr 4th 2010
Nah, you're not paranoid. Most race-centered tropes have Unfortunate Implications like this. Even ones that sound "positive" like Asian and Nerdy.
LynxRunner
07:27:57 PM Jul 19th 2010
I agree with you (and I'm also Hispanic). This trope is creepy (and of course, there's the underlying implication that Hispanic people are all just wild, uncontrollable sex monsters) and I inwardly groan whenever I hear it. I say you're not paranoid either.
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