7 Celebs Who Have Felt Like They're Not 'Latino Enough'

Many Latinos in Hollywood have been made to feel as though they're not "Latino enough" either due to the pressure of not speaking Spanish or people saying they're not truly connected to their culture. We get it because so many of us have been there.

From Eva Longoria to Gina Rodriguez, these stars have all opened up about the hurtful feelings that come along with this form of rejection:

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1. Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez: “On some real truth how I felt when people started saying I’m not Latino enough, I started laughing. Because one, I can dance salsa around anybody up in this. I definitely know how to speak Spanish maybe not perfectly I understand everything you are saying either behind or in front of my face so don’t get it twisted,” she told us. "Then I felt pain because I think that as much as I try to rep the Latino community as a whole I think we all know we all have our own individuality. In this country we are considered one and the sadness is if we are considered one then why is it so difficult for us to consider ourselves as one. I don’t ever look at another Latina and think she isn’t Latina enough."

2. Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson: “I think being Latina is about having pride in your heritage,” Dawson told us. “Although I am not a fluent Spanish speaker and I can’t make every dish without a recipe, I am 100 percent Boricua and I am proud of that.”

3. America Ferrera

America Ferrera: “There’s this tug-of-war between two cultures. Am I Latin? Am I American? What the hell am I?” Ferrera told Contact Music. “I love my culture and I’m very proud of my culture. I want to learn so much about where my family is from and my roots and to know Spanish. But when you’ve lived your entire life in American schools, you don’t get that.”

4. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez has always been made to feel as the Latino community didn't accept her over not really speaking Spanish, and it's something that really came up when she played Selena. “Another controversy came up in the Latin press about the fact that I didn’t speak very good Spanish — which Selena didn’t either,” Lopez told us.

5. Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria recently spoke out about feeling rejected by the Latino community. "It's very difficult to live in our community if you don't speak Spanish — everyone will judge you," she said. "A lot of Latinos don't speak Spanish perfectly and feel rejected in our community."

6. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba: “No one gives Cameron Diaz a hard time for not speaking Spanish,” Alba told us. “Her dad’s Cuban, and I was telling her I feel so bad because everyone is so nasty to me for not speaking Spanish.”

7. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has struggled with her image as a Latina because she doesn't speak fluent Spanish, but she isn't afraid to speak out on it. “Even though I don’t speak fluent Spanish, I love singing in Spanish,” she told HuffPo. “I love being able to represent the curvy sassiness of a Latina woman. It’s just a part of who I am, and I couldn’t be more proud to represent that.”