A video from a Puerto Vallarta restaurant has gone viral that has entertained internet users around the world and given birth to Lord Tacos.
The events occurred in a restaurant located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and in the recording, the couple is seen arguing while eating some tacos at a small sidewalk table.
The lady argues with her husband before he stands up and smashes his plate of tacos on her head. Not satisified, he reaches for the bowl of salsa and dumps that on her head before storming out of the restaurant, leaving the lady alone at the time to wipe salsa off her head with a paper napkin.
The lady and her husband, whom the internet has given the name ‘Lord Tacos’ on social networks, seem not to have had a good time in Puerto Vallarta, although it’s unknown what the subject of the argument was about, or if it was finally resolved, but all Hail Lord Taco and Puerto Vallarta for bringing the internet a few laughs.
I dislike bringing my personal opinions to the pages of PVDN, I feel like it taints the news and presents PVDN as biased. I try to stick to only the facts. However, after several emails and social media comments, I felt like I needed to address this story personally because there is a lot of misunderstandings and assumptions.
I mistakenly wrote this piece believing that readers had an understanding of Mexican humor. Because I have lived in Mexico for 15 years and my social circle is only made up of Latin Americans, I took for granted that people would understand the tone in which this article was meant, with a focus on the name Lord Taco being bestowed on the man.
When people in Mexican culture become infamous for their actions in a viral video, the trolls come out and we see the dark humor that is unmatched in Latin America. When a woman or man is given the name Lord or Lady after their actions have gone viral, it’s actually an insult to that person. Lord and Lady are terms to call out bad actions by people using dark humor in Mexico. What is making the internet laugh is the way users are shaming the man for his actions with the name Lord Taco. There is no laughter on the subject of domestic violence. I apologize that I took for granted that people would know this history of shaming people through these means in Latin America.
This story was never intended to be about domestic abuse because we don’t have the facts of what is happening or what happened prior to the recording. All we see is the video starts with a woman screaming in a man’s face and she lifts her fist in what appears to be a swing towards the man’s face. The man blocks the woman’s assault with his plate, in what would be considered self-defense because there was no aggression toward the woman until there was a need to block her fist, then things escalate. Maybe his self-defense was not proportionate to the level of threat he faced, but I am cautious to be the judge on how much force is too much when defending yourself, it’s just another method of victim blaming.
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