“Things Burquenos Say” YouTube video that exaggerates stereotypical New Mexico Hispanics has hit viral status on all social networks. The video was created by an Albuquerque production company named Blackout Theatre, whom created the video after seeing a similar YouTube hit.
The video jokes over exaggerated accents and phrases that are customary to the local Hispanic population. Blackout Theatre said it placed Facebook polls to get its comedic material making it largely locally influenced video.
Its popularity has also brought some criticism from those who couldn’t take the jokes lightly. However, Blackout Theatre’s Lauren Poole reassured that the video was not meant for a racist purpose.
“We don’t mean it in a racist way. We are not making fun of people. It’s us, like an ode to where we are from, and I am sorry if people are offended, ” stated Poole.