Reggaeton star J. Balvin is facing a massive wave of backlash after the artist was awarded Afro-Latino Artist of the Year at the African Entertainment Awards Sunday night. The singer, who does not identify as Afro-Latino, received some choice words from those on Twitter who took offense that he would accept the award or that it would be given to someone not within the Afro-Latin community.
The African Entertainment Awards react to backlash after J Balvin wins ‘Afro-Latino Artist of the Year’:
“After listening to the concern of our audience we have decided to maintain the purpose of the award but changed the name to ‘Best Latin Artist of the Year.’” pic.twitter.com/YfrpBgttJh
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 27, 2021
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