Bad Bunny, originally Benito Antonio Martinez, is a well-known reggaeton artist from Puerto Rico. He’s gotten a lot of attention from a large number of people, especially from the Latin queer community. His current popularity, particularly with the release of his latest album “XHLQMDLG,” has prompted the transvestite rapper to be praised for speaking out against a murder of a transgender woman in his hometown specifically the song “Yo Perreo Sola”. Having an artist like Bad Bunny who is known for supporting those who “put themselves out there,” that is, those who do not conform to standard gender norms or identities brings awareness to many communities but at times can also hinder many people’s views. In several Latin American countries, for example, there is a lot of protesting over women who have been killed because of their gender, as well as other issues like human trafficking and domestic violence. This especially plays a role when the song “Yo Perreo Sola” came out by bringing attention to end toxicness among women as well as machismo culture. Many others can demonstrate Bad Bunny’s artistic creativity, but he does a good job of presenting it through his films, speaking out against difficulties in his native nation and social issues.
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Bad Bunny has recently gained popularity for using his platform as activism and promoting the rights of women and members of the LGBTG+ community. This is a big deal in the Latine community as femenicidios; the murder of women based on their gender and hate crimes against LGBTG+ are prominent in Latin America. In his music video “Yo Perreo Sola” he is seen wearing a skirt and nail polish as a form of resistance to toxic masculinity. Additionally, in the back of his music video, he has the slogan “Ni Una Más” which means “Not one more” as a demand to end gender-based violence in particular to the women’s rights movement. I admire and appreciate how Bad Bunny uses his art of music and platform to raise awareness of ongoing issues in the Latine community.