A Mexican newspaper condemned American spring breakers who reportedly chanted “Build that wall!” during a family show on a tourist ship off Cancun.
In an editorial Friday, the Yucatan Times called the singing during a “Pirate Ship” attraction an act of “xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own country.” The newspaper added that the “racist hymn” wasn’t an isolated incident and that numerous complaints about spring breakers have been lodged by Mexican tourist industry workers.
The paper referred to a social media post by Anaximandro Amable, a Peruvian who was aboard the ship:
“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’.”
Mexican tourists aboard the ship reportedly complained about the singing, but the spring breakers did not stop.