Mana's Fher Olvera on Donald Trump's Election Win: 'We Have to Keep Our Head Up & Continue to Work'
In the midst of the group's Latino Power Tour, Maná's Fher Olvera reflected on the results of the U.S. presidential election -- which declared Trump the winner.
Olvera, who has never been shy about condemning Trump for his racist comments against Mexican immigrants and even compared him to Hitler during a concert in L.A., took to social media to send a message of hope, unity and resilience to the Latin community.
"Sometimes the results disappoint us or worry us, but they should never get us on our knees," the Mexican singer began his statement. "Us Latinos will continue to keep our head up high and work to change what we don't like, to have the life, country and world we want."
He adds: "The fight isn't over, democracy is the best model to follow, of course, and we will continue to use our voice and not allow anyone to offend us, to discriminate us or to put is in a box with false arguments."
The "De pies a cabeza" singer continues his post with an anecdote about his son: "One day, my 3-year-old son wanted to touch the fire on the kitchen stove. I got scared and scolded him telling him that it was very dangerous. Some days passed and he insisted on wanting to play with the flame and I scolded him again, thinking he had finally understood. The third time he tried to play with the fire I turned on a candle and told him, 'Son, touch the flame.' He came closer and with his small finger touched it. Never again did he come close to the stove again.
"Every man, every pueblo, every country has got to learn a lesson in their lifetime. There's no doubt it's a sad day, but we have to continue because values aren't negotiated and the sun always comes out the next day. We have four years to reflect and have more solidarity as brothers."
A veces los resultados nos decepcionan o nos preocupan pero nunca nos ponen...— Fher (@fhermana) November 9, 2016
Maná, who spent the last few months pushing and advocating the Latino vote, joins a handful of Latin acts who have expressed disbelief about the results, including Carla Morrison, Becky G and Pablo Alborán.
Cried a lot of tears... -- everyone be safe, these next couple days especially.— Becky G. (@iambeckyg) November 9, 2016