Last month a honeymooners Facebook post became a viral awarenes. But when Rory Carroll headed to Cancn, he found a story that didnt hold water
It was an eye-popping narration which lighted up the internet: American college kids extending wild in Mexico by hooting construct the wall to affronted Mexicans.
The party mobs who crowded Cancns rails and beaches for springtime separate last-place month were clearly mingling tequila with Donald Trump Kool-Aid and reviling their hosts.
A Peruvian vacationer blew the whistle in a Facebook post, recounting how a group of Americans chanted the motto during a cruise.
The story ricocheted around blogs and news areas illustrated with personas of bare-chested, bikini-clad bacchanals around the Yucatan peninsula. Commentators weighed in, most denounce the spring breakers as embarrassing diplomats of Trumpism. Others lauded them for rendering Mexico a appreciation of the bad practice undocumented immigrants brought to the United States.
There is, however, a complication. The storey is predominantly inaccurate. There is no xenophobic upsurge in Cancn.
Trump? The breakers dont really mention him, said Jesus Bat, 25, out one recent nighttime handing flyers for Divas nightclub. If they do its usually to say fuck Trump.
Mario Quijano, manager of the Caribbean Carnival cruise, agreed. If politics comes up they are generally “says hes” didnt vote for him. Beings are here to have a good time.
Interviews with almost two dozen bouncers, barmen, cleans, waiters and other service staff provided similar responses: none had encountered Trump-tinged feelings, recognized Make America Great caps or listen melodies about the wall. Few had even heard of the accident on the ocean liner including people who work on it. News to me, said Michel Rosales, 27, who plays Captain Hook on the pirate-themed excursions.