Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem's unborn child referred to as an 'anchor baby' by Fox News
Cruz recently told a television program in Spain that she and Bardem planned to have their baby in Los Angeles. FOX News has been admonished for using the term "anchor baby" before, with the Rocky Mountain News stating that the term is "derogatory, even racist, because it implies that Hispanics are having children as a way to stay in the U.S."
Considering Cruz and Bardem are A-list Hollywood movie stars with no signs of burning out any time soon -- and considering they're both legal U.S. residents -- we're pretty sure they don't need a pregnancy to stick around in Los Angeles.
Baby Cruz-Bardem will be eligible for dual citizenship if born in the U.S., as Spain will grant citizenship to a foreign-born baby if one of the child's parents were born in Spain.
Somos Republicans, a Latin conservative group, slammed Fox's use of the term in a statement. "Fox News Latino is being insensitive and their actions are reprehensible.The term 'anchor baby' is equivalent to other defamatory terms such as 'wetback,' 'pickaninny' and 'tar baby.' Media outlets should never use these demeaning terms in connection with precious babies, and it is unfortunate that we have to inform FOX News of this when they are typically viewed as conservative."
What are your thoughts, Zappers? Did FOX step over the line? Should they issue an apology?