It was a very difficult time for Santana Lopez (played by part-Boricua actress Naya Rivera) on Glee last night.
If you haven’t watched last night’s episode yet, this is a spoiler alert warning!
The McKinley High cheerleader on the hit FOX show finally came out to her family – and was kicked out of the house by her abuela for her honesty. It was a touching and incredibly moving moment, made all the more poignant by her grandmother's harsh reaction.
“I love girls the way that I’m supposed to feel about boys. It’s something that’s always been inside of me and I really want to share it with you because I love you so much and I want you to know me – who I really am,” Lopez told her abuelita in the episode. The teen also shared that when she’s with her girlfriend Brittany (played by Heather Morris), she understands what people are talking about when they speak of love.
“I walk around so mad at the world but I’m really just fighting with myself and I don’t want to fight anymore,” Lopez added. “I’m just too tired. I have to just be me.”
We give major kudos to Lopez for having the courage to share that part of herself with her grandmother and it is so sad that she was rejected for it. We want to know what you think. Do you feel that a lot of traditional Latino families would react the same way or were you shocked by abuelitas harshness?