Rep. Robert Garcia is doubling down on his disappointment with CBS for its dealing with of captioning Bad Bunny’s Grammys efficiency.
Dangerous Bunny kicked off the Grammys with a mashup of “El Apagón” and “Después de la Playa” from his record-breaking album Un Verano Sin Ti, which later received the award for Greatest Música Urbana Album. When he carried out his Spanish-language tracks, the caption “[SINGING NON-ENGLISH]” appeared; throughout his acceptance speech, the caption “[SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH]” was displayed.
In an open letter to CBS Leisure President and CEO George Cheeks, Garcia wrote that the corporate must “take severe measures to handle the failures which made this error attainable.” The letter was first reported by Variety.
Garcia elaborated on his dismay with CBS in an announcement to BuzzFeed Information on Thursday. “This challenge is about respect. The hundreds of thousands of Spanish audio system residing within the U.S. deserve equal therapy and consideration as CBS’s English-speaking viewers,” he mentioned. “When hundreds of thousands of People tuned in to look at record-breaking Latino artist Dangerous Bunny carry out on one in every of Hollywood’s largest phases, they have been met with a reminder that for CBS Spanish is just [NON-ENGLISH].”
CBS captioned the efficiency in English, which is the business customary within the US, the place utilizing the time period “talking non-English” in captions can be what’s usually used.