La Notoria HTB, that’s Hilaria Thomas Baldwin for you mealy-mouthed uncultured North Americans, has come out as culturally “fluid” after having visited with her familia for the first time since the pandemic began. In a new Instagram post, Hilaria, who it must be said, was given the name “Hillary” by that very same family, says that what she took away from her visit is that “when you are multi, it can feel hard to belong” and that “we need to normalize the fact that we are all unique-our culture, languages, sexual orientations, religions, political beliefs are ALLOWED TO BE FLUID.” And I’m so glad she said it. Hilaria’s words have given me the strength to speak MY truth. I am multi. I contain Multis. I, Mieka, am a fluid Multi, who, given the right combination of alcohol and weed, speaks in a broad cockney accent. Blimey, I can’t believe I said that out loud! I feel so free.
As I’m sure you’ll never forget, Alec Baldwin’s Boston-born wife has been presenting as a Spaniard for the better part of a decade. Late last year, somebody finally called her on that shit and she’s had more excuses than she’s had babies for why she sometimes speaks with a Spanish accent and sometimes forgets English words like “cucumber.” Alec came to her defense, telling us to “consider the source” while said source continued to insist she is culturally part of two worlds because her parents retired to Majorca. Now, presumably, she’s had the chance to discuss her experiences of not being believed with her folks. Here’s her very long post (in English).
I’m pretty sure we all went with option #2 which per Hilaria herself, is a natural way to respond when we see an American-born white lady “shift through a rainbow of colors” in a single interview, yet somehow we’re still in trouble for denying her her “right to belong.” Lady, we’re just curious. And we really DO want to learn about your very special and unique cultural curation. But this is… how do you say in English? A load of horseshit? You bet your bloomin’ arse. But it’s good to know that her brood of six will have their cultural identity validated no matter what. So I can’t wait for little Carmen to come out to her mom as a Dickensian orphan who sometimes moonlights as Jamaican Dancehall DJ.