The choice of Pitbull singing the bilingual Latin hit “El Taxi” as the closer for the 2016 Grammys was immediately and widely praised — and criticized — on social media. One critic on YouTube even called the number, during which Pitbull wore a tuxedo with his bare chest peaking out, a sign of “the end of the world.”
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara — who came out wearing a cardboard taxi, which she promptly ditched to reveal a showgirl leotard with fringe — not surprisingly got the most attention.
While many praised her “sexy” and “sensual” dancing, others criticized the Colombian actress for reinforcing stereotypes of Latin women and even “making a fool out of herself.”
“Was that Sofia Vergara’s Dancing With the Stars audition?” quipped a tweet from E! Online.
What do you think? Was Pitbull ‘s performance of “El Taxi” a slamming show of Latin pride or an embarrassment? Vote below!