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Mariachi Kid Gets Hit With Racial Tweets

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Published on Jun 12, 2013

By: Sylvia Rincon A social media storm continues after several controversial tweets were made when 11 year old Sebastian De La Cruz sang the National Anthem at Game three of the NBA Finals in a Mariachi outfit.The story is getting national attention. But, the boy in the center of the social media storm says he isn't paying it any attention to those mean tweets.The Spurs fan and San Antonio native who first got national recognition on America's Got Talent, says, €œI knew that one day when I sing people were going to judge me and that's why over the time that I have grown.... You don't really care about what people say about you it's about what you think about yourself.€Twice in Sebastian's charmed singing career, he has sung the national anthem.First, at a Spurs versus Lakers game. Then, backup for Darius Rucker at Game 3 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio before their battle with Miami.Fans at the game and hundreds more agreed Sebastian nailed the Star Spangled Banner. He told Fox San Antonio he hoped the song gave the Spurs luck. Although the Spurs did win, racial tweets spoiled the spirit of the game.One guy tweeted this about Sebastian: Domenic Degregorio tweeted, 9 out of 10 chance that kid singing the national anthem is illegal. Ben Koeck said This kid is Mexican why is he singing the national anthem. And, they got worse. Now, at the center of a social media storm, Sebastian has this to say:€œI don't really care about what y'all say and I am doing this right now... (He wipes his shoulder with his hands) It is off my shoulders. Go Spurs Go!€

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