This reporter was shamed for her accent, takes to the air to explain what Spanish is.

This reporter was shamed for her accent, takes to the air to explain what Spanish is.
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Okay, wittle babies, this big girl reporter is going to explain that the world has other languages besides "American" to you.

The tweets below represent a segment of people in Arizona who have a problem with rookie Channel 12 News newscaster Vanessa Ruiz's way of pronouncing Spanish words. Not because she pronounces them incorrectly, but because she pronounces them as a bilingual person would: the way they sound in Spanish. People are weird! 

This reporter was shamed for her accent, takes to the air to explain what Spanish is.
She's good.
This reporter was shamed for her accent, takes to the air to explain what Spanish is.
Weird racist dig at

It finally got to the point where Vanessa felt she had to address the issue on air, and her tone as she explains that she's been places besides Arizona is hilariously gentle:

The simple message has been getting a lot more attention than Ruiz expected, and she posted this on her Facebook page yesterday:

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After a whirlwind day, I want to say this: It's not about me. My comments about some of your inquiries were made out of...

Posted by Vanessa Ruiz on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It's cool she's getting so much support after addressing the issue. Even a state senator gave the thumbs up:

Keep talking, lady, it just sounds right.

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