In the world of regional Mexican music, few have risen to prominence as rapidly as the sibling trio Yahritza y Su Esencia.
With their hit song “Fragile” alongside Grupo Frontera, they captured the hearts of fans far and wide.
However, their recent comments in an interview have cast a shadow over their career and left many wondering, “What happened to Yahritza?”
What happened to Yahritza?
During an interview in Mexico City, the trio made remarks that upset the Mexicans and stirred up quite a storm. Yahritza Martínez, the lead singer, expressed her mixed feelings about the city.
She admitted, “Yes, I like it, but I don’t like it when I wake up while I’m sleeping because you can hear the cars, police sirens, and everything, but I like being here”
Armando Martínez, the eldest of the siblings, took it a step further by declaring that the food in their hometown of Washington State was superior to Mexican cuisine. He boldly said that he doesn’t like the food in Mexico.
Jairo Martínez, the third member, admitted to being a picky eater, stating, “For me, it’s also the food (that I don’t like) because I am quite picky.”
Backlash and Questions About Cultural Roots
These comments didn’t go unnoticed, especially by their Mexican fan base. Outraged fans flooded their social media, with some asserting that they had no right to profit from Mexican music.
Comparisons even emerged, with one comment drawing parallels between Yahritza and the beloved Selena Quintanilla, emphasizing Selena’s dedication to her Mexican heritage and the Spanish language.
The controversy didn’t stop at the critique of their preferences; it took a darker turn, with some racially motivated responses targeting the siblings’ skin color.
This backlash prompted many to question Yahritza y Su Esencia’s association with their social roots and culinary legacy.
A Sincere Reaction Amid Chaos
Amid the ruckus, Yahritza herself resolved the issue straightforwardly on TikTok Live. She defended her affection and appreciation for Mexico; however, she stood firm in her obligation to bebe authentic.
Notwithstanding, the damage was done, and the trio ended up near the edge of being “canceled,” a destiny they probably hadn’t expected given their significant following in Mexico.
A Lesson in Growth and Learning
It is essential to keep in mind that Yahritza y Su Esencia is made up of three young people who need more experience.
They might need more media training to navigate such delicate topics. It might be worthwhile to acknowledge the power of growth and learning rather than rushing to cancel.
What Lies Ahead for Yahritza y Su Esencia?
The future of Yahritza y Su Esencia is still unknown as the dust settles. Will they overcome this controversy, or will it have a lasting impact on their professional life? The future will tell.
Notwithstanding, their story fills in as a suggestion to everybody that reasoning before talking is principal, particularly in social media, where words can spread like wildfire.