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Mexican-American Boy, 11, Sings Again After Racist Comments

14 June 2013 2:17 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

When Sebastien de la Cruz belted out the national anthem during game 3 of the NBA finals in a mariachi costume, it sparked a firestorm of racist commentary on Twitter. But the brave boy returned for an encore performance days later!

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11, unfortunately sparked a slew of racist comments on social media after he sang the National Anthem in a mariachi costume during game three of the NBA finals in his hometown of San Antonio, Tex. Instead of addressing the inappropriate haters, the Spurs invited Sebastien back — and he proudly sang again in his favorite Mexican-American garb.

Sebastien de la Cruz Sings National Anthem Again

The amazingly talented young singer delivered a flawless performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on June 11, and was invited back two days later for game four for an encore performance. Despite racist comments about the little boy and his choice of outfit on Twitter »

- Christina Stiehl

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