Published On: Fri, Mar 17th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Spring Breakers chanting “Build That Wall” in Cancun is unacceptable

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CANCUN — What would be a dream night for Suly and Anaximandro Amable, a newly married couple who went to Cancun for their honeymoon, became a bitter experience on Monday March 13.

During a family show on the high seas, young American spring breakers began to sing the controversial “Build That Wall” chant, which shocked Mexican national tourists and workers.

This is just one of the many blameworthy behaviors that young spring breakers have shown recently in Cancun and that are described as acts of xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own country, which is (or should be) totally unacceptable.

Anaximandro, from Perú, made the following statement on social networks: “Today I was with Suly, my wife (who is a native of Mexico), watching an entertainment show off the coast of Cancun aboard a boat, and at the end of the show, a flock of Americans (maybe under the influence of alcohol, or maybe not), began to sing the infamous “Build that wall” chant louder and louder”.

This chant became popular across the US in the wake of Trump’s Election Day victory. And it went viral on social networks, when students at a Michigan middle school began chanting Build the wall!” during lunch on the day after Trump’s election, November 17, 2016.


The “Pirate Ship” sails out from Puerto Juárez, and the show takes place in the middle of the ocean, where attendees can witness the clashing of swords and the explosion of cannons along with a constant flow of drinks.

Several Mexican tourists on board the ship expressed their annoyance, but the Americans did not stop at all and continued singing the racist hymn.

This situation is far from being an isolated incident, and it adds to the growing number of complaints from tourism sector workers, who point out that in recent days many Spring Breakers have been offensive, rude and haughty towards Mexican people.

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American Tourists at Pirate Ship Cancún (Photo: Google)


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Anaximandro Amable Facebook post (Source; Facebook)

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  1. Shannon says:

    I apologize on behalf of the ignorance of our american travelers to your beautiful country. I am pissed to read this. We travel here alot and love how we are treated by everyone. How dare these young people. Do not go here and or anywhere acting like this. It is rude and you all should be ashamed of your actions. Drunk or not. It’s not right…. Don’t ruin it for the nice normal people who love this place.

    • samiam says:

      Let’s trade!!

    • kristin miedd says:

      Freedom of speech guys! No need to apologize it’s time we got some ba—s! Americans are not ignorant they are finally showing their intelligence! NETMAD is correct !

    • Your Name...sam dennis says:

      Shannon …. YOU can apologize for someone else’s behavior but it is a meaningless gesture.

      Your behavior doesn’t reflect the behaviors of those foolish students, so move on.

    • Deplorable JaYour Name... says:

      Yes I like cancun to ,but but Americans are sick of the way the way many Mexicans have behaved in the US.
      Illegal immigration, violent crime,taking our money booing the national anthem.For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction.

    • Ceefive says:

      Not American travelers….American students (stoners) who have not the slightest idea wht life is about. If they attract the wrong people, they could find themselves in a shallow grave with their throat cut.

  2. Linda Barwick says:

    I am appalled by this behavior. They should be sent home immediately.

    • Steve says:

      You are absolutely correcto mundo, Linda. I am appalled by the behavior of illegal aliens (they are not immigrants) in our country, not willing to assimilate, getting on welfare, waving the Mexican flag at rallies, etc. They should be sent home immediately.

  3. Susan says:

    That is so wrong. How can people be s ignorant. I’m glad I’m Canadian and don’t have to claim those wretched young people. They should have had the cops meet the boat. Throw them jail until it was time for their flights home. File charges so they can’t set foot in Mexico again. I don’t know why some Americans are so ignorant, loud and obnoxious. You can only imagine there upbringing or better their lack of it. It just makes me so made to here of this. I love Mexico and their people so friendly and helpful..

    • Ejan says:

      Yes, I agree that it is totally unacceptable behavior from these young people and will add that it is extremely dangerous and foolish. Now, how about all the Mexicans displaying their flags in the U,S., burning the U.S. flag and chanting disgusting threats about America while living in the U.S., frequently illegally?

    • MICK J says:

      Sounds like you need a ONE WAY TICKET to that oh so great Mexico…..Go…Please!!!! And stay there. How about an apartment dead center Mexico City….third floor…no AC…..toilets work sometimes….back up all the time. Yea….sounds like that’s just the place for you.

  4. NetMad says:

    Personally I would not waste a minute of my time in Mexico but how many times have Mexican nationals waved the Mexican flag here, disregarded our border laws, killed our citizens and booed our national anthem at soccer games? We have had to put up with this kind of rude, disrespectful behavior for years. Glad you people got a little taste of it too.

  5. Son of a LEGAL immigrant says:

    How is building a wall on the border racist? If these kids hated Mexicans why the hell would they be in….MEXICO. You people are morons. It about stopping the ILLEGALS whether they are from China, Mexico, or North Africa.

  6. Alix Smith says:

    The Americans vacationing in Mexico were very rude! I’m not excusing their behavior but why don’t we read articles on this site that show illegal Mexicans in the USA burning our flag, booing our National Anthem, and holding signs stating “Make America Mexico again”! Both parties need a refresher course in proper manners!

  7. Patriotic American says:

    What is good for the gringos is good for them as well. They invade our country, even have their own channel where Gorge Ramos claim it is “their country”. I am sick of it! Where is our Gringo channel where we can broadcast Mexico is “our country”?

    “Build the wall!”

  8. ConcernedCitizen says:

    I don’t get it; how is this unacceptable? Mexicans do things in our country all the time that are much worse, but no one ever says they are unacceptable? One-way bias here?

  9. alix smith says:

    While I don’t condone Americans in Mexico being so rude it seems like both sides need a course in proper manners. I have never seen this site show Illegal Mexicans burning the US flag, booing our National Anthem, or holding signs stating “Make America Mexico Again”! Many Americans and Mexicans could certainly use a refresher course in proper manners!

  10. alix smith says:

    Not too biased. Do you only print opinions that you agree with?

  11. Michael says:

    What a surprise: stupid kids do rude things. If it were happening in any country besides Mexico, I might actually feel bad about it.

    Mexico shows NO respect for the US, and it’s government and people deserve NO respect in return.

    Build the wall!

  12. Red Avenger says:

    Building a wall is not racist. Mexico’s southern border is fortified against Central Americans – is that racist?

  13. Donald says:

    Build that wall!

  14. Joe says:

    Interesting. The Mexican government enforces its immigration laws, but the US cannot? It is pure hypocrisy for the Mexican government to knowingly allow hundreds of thousands of people from South America and their people to cross illegally into the US placing a huge social and financial burden on the American people.

    • BonitaDave says:

      When someone crosses Mexico’s southern border, they are given a 21 day visa and help making it to the US border. A full 25% of Mexicans are now in the US. $30B a year gets sent from the US to Mexico. This is absolute BS. Mexico will pay for the wall.

  15. LOL says:

    If other countries would follow the path of freedom, liberty, individual rights and private property (as opposed to government control), they would be economically successful and have no reason to claw their way into the US. Don’t worry, with the US barreling towards government control on both the left and right, our economy will soon be so bad no one will want to immigrate anymore, anyways.

  16. The Fourth Horseman says:

    No apologies you self-hating american pussies! This is the same thing as the numerous illegal alien beaners that come up here and chant anti-american shit and burning our flag that has happened too many times to count.

    You assholes that apologize for this should be shot as traitors. You libtard commies make me sick!

    This comment comes from a veteran that served during a time of war so you leeches and social parasites can spout this shit like you did in this comment section.

  17. Aleric says:

    Oh boo hoo, I see the snowflakes are falling in Cancun, perhaps the Cartels will give you a break on the bribes they collect this month.

  18. Edward K says:

    Think about it ! They are expressing the same free speech, that those who have ILLEGALLY entered the U.S. do so here. So can, your selective and thus phony….. outrage !! Get over it !

  19. Boycott Mexico says:

    I agree “Build that Wall.” Every American visiting
    Mexico should say and and sing it after every
    “Buenos Dias.” If the Mexicans don’t
    like it than let’s take the next step and Boycott
    Mexico and stop celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

  20. Bob says:

    Cancun is an Americanized colony of Mexico. As long as they take their money, they can do what they want. Mexicans do the same in America. Go to Corpus Christi during Easter and watch what they do. They also display their flag and disgrace the US flag in US. Total BS.

  21. Drew C says:

    While this is indeed offensive and disappointing, it is no worse than the Mexicans who enter the United States illegally, and burn the American flag in protests, wave the Mexican flag, chant ‘make America Mexico again,’ or ‘Osama! Osama!’ At the US national soccer team.

  22. hound13 says:

    …interestingly; in about a week those spring-breakers will be back at home, leaving behind a small fortune in greenbacks. Over serving students,many of whom can’t legally drink in the US, and shockingly, they act “rude”. I’ve been to Cancun several times; always try to treat the people w/respect and courtesy. Seems pretty mild to me; unless you’re seeking “outrage”…

  23. Maria Sandoval says:

    I guess those of you who are critical of the students don’t mind when Mexican illegal aliens chant “no wall” in the US. Of course you do you hypocrites.
    Building a wall is not xenophobic or discriminatory. How would you respond if someone broke into your house, ate your food, made you pay for their education and healthcare, and used your bank account?

  24. AMERICA says:

    BOOOOHOOOOHOOOOOOO BUILD THAT WALL ! !! ! ! !

  25. Matt S says:

    Boy, this editorial didn’t quite go the way the author planned, did it? LOL.

    Perhaps a bit of comeuppance is in order for the people who denigrate all things American, burning our flag, booing our national anthem, etc., yet can’t wait to cross our borders illegally and expect to be rewarded with immediate citizenship and all benefits thereof.

    Build that wall!

  26. James Ortagus says:

    The wall just got ten feet higher. Mexicans should come here the right way, then we will welcome you into our great Nation. If you come here illegally, you need to stay in your own country.

  27. Jay Ess says:

    Hey you invaders and illegal immigrants have racist attitudes all the time in US, as if it’s your country. Too bad, deal with it. You like our US money but not us. Maybe we don’t like you either.

  28. Morton Kramer says:

    Wondering if these kids were just responding to the ill-behaved illegals in our country who continue to protest, step on our flag and beat their chest while spouting how proud they are to be latino.

    Pardon me if I don’t take so much righteous umbrage at these college kids.

  29. John Smith says:

    Build that Wall… a racist Chant??? Let’s not get carried away here… seriously!!

  30. Chales says:

    BUILD THE WALL!!!

    SEND THEM BACK!! ILLEGAL ILLEGAL!!!

    Break the law, back you go, no way jose, ho ho ho!

  31. Noelia says:

    The racism in the comment section of this post is disgusting. All you ignorant internet trolls are in your safe space behind a keyboard and behind the illusion that you’re better than other people. Y’all can’t and won’t make America white again bc it was never white to begin with. Your damn white-lash will fizzle out soon enough. All of you and your disgrace for a leader are sad and your racist, facial mentalities will be a thing of the past once we all witness and endure the shit show you’re putting our country through. Love will win!

    • Ted says:

      Noelia, how do you know what’s in the hearts and minds of others? You call people “trolls” and insist that they’re racist and evil without knowing them, talking to them, or understanding them. You just draw gross stereotypes and say horrible things about people.

      That makes you a bigot, dear.

      Incidentally, what are “facial mentalities”?

    • Tyler says:

      The idiocy and racism in your comment is disgusting. Do you really think we don’t want illegals flooding in because we are afraid of their skin color? You are a fool. We don’t want them coming here ILLEGALLY because of their behaviors and the fact that we cant pay for all of these non-contributors who want a free meal/home/education/healthcare.

  32. Notbuyingit says:

    Hmmmmm all these offended people but no video footage. But a still picture of people(maybe Americans or maybe not) clonking glasses in a toast. Yup that confirms the claims. I have seen way tooop many of these stories debunked to buy it. Sorry. Just cause the media says it doesn’t make it true. A totally uninvestigated claim passes as fact. FAKE NEWS

  33. Cindy Lou says:

    First of all, yes they should have watched their behavior, after all they could have easily ended up in some hell hole jail for 40 years….but their behavior is nothing different from the illegals that WE ‘educate’ here in the U.S. that walk out of schools and go to the street and riot and protest AGAINST the United States. Along with the thousands upon thousands of illegals that take to the streets in protest AGAINST the U.S. all the while, they’re taking OUR benefits and in our Country illegaly. Two wrongs don’t make a right as they say, but at least these guys that were rude in Cancun, was there LEGALLY. The ones we have here in the U.S.A. who act rude, violent and riot in the streets are not!

  34. bob says:

    Build that wall!

  35. Ted says:

    I guess I’m a little confused. Mexican nationals in the US (legal or not) frequently display the Mexican flag, have protested the display of the American Flag in US schools, file complaints when American students wear red, white and blue apparel or chant “USA” at pep rallies in their own American schools. Some Hispanic organizations in the US even fly the Mexican flag as a substitute for the American flag. Imagine if “boorish Americans” did that in Mexico!

    So why isn’t anyone apologizing by proxy for this racist behavior? It’s at least as offensive as chants of “Build that wall” and yet, AS USUAL, only Americans are being bashed, and everyone else’s bad behavior is excused.

    Hypocrites…

  36. Jess Sain says:

    So, you come here and say outrageous stupid things such as this country is yours, commit crimes, freeload and cause us great expense and drunken college kids chanting build the wall crushes your very existence? Butch up snowflake, and you will pay for the wall.

  37. Confucius says:

    BUILD THE WALL
    MAKE IT TALL
    AND DEPORT THEM ALL!

    FOR THEY ARE CRIMINALS THAT HAVE BROKEN OUT MOST FUNDAMENTAL LAWS AND HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OUR NATION. MANY HAVE COMMITED SERIOUS CRIMES LIKE MURDER, HIT AND RUN, ROBBERY, HAVE DRAINED OUR COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND MORE.

    AND YOU PEOPLE THINK WE ARE RACISTS.

    WE MAY INVADE YOUR SHITTY NATION AND TAKE YOUR OIL AND BAJA CALIFORNA FOR THE HOORIBLE DAMAGE YOUR CITIZENS HAVE DONE TO OUR NATION FOR PAYBACK.

    SO TO ALL OF YOU “which shocked Mexican national tourists and workers” TAKE THAT “RACIST” BULLSHIT OF YOURS AND LET FOREIGN CRIMINALS RUN OVER YOUR NATION.

    Have a nice apoplectic moment…

  38. Winchester Antrikin says:

    Feels good to see Americans displaying boisterous nationalism, the age of the weak, apologetic, self-loathing American is over.

    This wouldn’t be an issue if Mexicans had stayed proud Mexicans in Mexico. The jig is up, Americans are wise to the reconquista.

  39. The Fourth Horseman says:

    Noella needs to be sent back to mexico, or you need to be treated the same way your beloved country would treat any illegal alien, cuff ya, stuff ya for however long the authorities think you should rot and then deport your welfare leech ass. Take your “he’s a racist” commie inspired rhetoric back to where you belong, and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine!

    We’re sick of your kind NOT integrating into OUR culture and expect us to bend over backwards for you people while you stomp all over our beliefs and culture.
    Take your “whitelash” BS libtard/democrat commie rhetoric and shove it the same place. The silent majority in this Republic are sick of the lies and communist propaganda that you minorities have been parroting for years while hiding under the skirt of political correctness. Enough is enough! We’re sick of it!

    A hearty F U to you.
    Fuck you!

  40. kek says:

    I haven’t heard any Mexican apologies for illegally using my tax dollars to buy themselves strollers, iphones, milk, and housing here in the USA. #buildthewall and FAST.

  41. Marc B. says:

    As soon as illegal alien Mexicans in the US stop voicing their opinions publicly, I will be sure to reprimand the US tourists in Mexico.

  42. mr_the_reality_check says:

    No video. No names. Lots of leftist outrage over a Facebook post some random user made making unsubstantiated wild allegations.

    The truth is:

    Leftie liberals make up stories like this and then screech about them showing their total ignorance and contempt for any view that opposes theirs. They LOVE criminals and have zero care about their victims. As there are zero hate crimes to scream about, they are constantly making them up. So full of hate. Hopefully one day they will grow up.

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