Twitter Explodes In Disgusting Show Of Racism Aimed At A 10-Year-Old Who Sang National Anthem (VIDEO)

A 10-year-old boy son of a Navy sailor, born and raised in Texas, is slimed by bigots who can’t seem to think, spell or write a complete sentence.  Image @Endyr

A 10-year-old boy son of a Navy sailor, born and raised in Texas, is slimed by bigots who can’t seem to think, spell or write a complete sentence. Image @Endyr

There are no words that could adequately explain how the Internet has caused me to lose most of my faith in humanity today.

On Tuesday night, 10-year-old singing phenomenon, Sebastien de la Cruz, who was featured on America’s Got Talent, sang a stunningly beautiful rendition of the national anthem at the San Antonio Spurs game with a power in his voice well beyond his mere decade of life. And what thanks does he receive for giving such a soulful and moving tribute to our country and our flag? Hate. And more hate. And still, more hate.

Twitter exploded with racist rants against the child singer. At ten-years-old, he’s already had to deal with the ignorance and stupidity that runs rampant on the Internet. People who run their mouths with racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory rants on the Internet are the lowest kind of coward there is – the kind that has to hide behind a computer or a phone to spout their incredible hate. Thanks to the Public Shaming Tumblr page, we have a compilation of the tweets aimed at De la Cruz. This child was the target of such hate as:

“This lil Mexican snuck in the country like 4 hours ago now he singing the anthem” –@A2daO

“This kid is Mexican why is he singing the national anthem #yournotamerican #gohome” –@Gordon_Bombay24

“Who dat lil #Wetback sangin the national anthem at the #Heat game????” –@Tj_Tha_Dj

“Can’t believe they had the nerve to have a beaner sing the national anthem of AMERICA #smh” –@bdub597

“Is this the American National Anthem or the Mexican Hat Dance? Get this lil kid out of here.” –@A1R_STEVEN

“Mexican kid singing the National Anthem now that’s pretty fucked up! #AmericaFirst” –@D_nig_

“miami =cute white girl sings national anthem san Antonio= gets alittle Mexican to sing it .. i thought this was america!!!” –@jacked_doc

“FUCK THIS MEXICAN SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM THIS IS BULLSHIT” –@KingBilly_SWAG

“Bet u that lil beaner hopped the border just to sing the national anthem” –@R_D_M_15

“Who this Mexican jit singin my national anthem at the spurs game” –@bigbenlf4l

And of course:

“Who let this illegal alien sing our national anthem?” –@MCyrus2

(Of course, all spelling and terrible grammar is in context because someone so ignorant as to post shit like this on the Internet often can’t spell or be bothered to learn proper English themselves…)

All of this hate for one little kid who just wanted to show love to his hometown team by singing the national anthem. Yeah, his hometown team. De la Cruz was born and is being raised in San Antonio, the son of a Navy sailor. In a television interview, Sebastien responded to the racists, with dignity and poise well beyond his years, saying:

“People don’t know, they just assume that I’m just Mexican. But I’m not from Mexico, I’m from San Antonio, born and raised; a true Spurs fan.”

This child is a wonderful example of how to take the haters with grace. I am in awe. Unfortunately, I’m positive that his comments will only lead to people (and I use the term loosely) asking for his birth certificate, as is apparently standard operating procedure when dealing with anyone whose skin color differs from theirs.

Here’s the video: