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Bad Bunny Celebrates Diversity and Gender Fluidity in “Caro”

Bad Bunny in "Caro" music video.

There’s nothing cooler than songs about self-empowerment, confidence, and acceptance, and Bad Bunny’s latest song is here to prove it!

 

Lyrics to “Caro” encourage listeners to love themselves for who they are, “no matter what your tastes are, what your beliefs are, [and] what is your way of being” (Genius). The title (meaning “expensive” in Spanish) may seem a bit misleading at first, but the reggaeton/trap artist argues that it is an appropriate adjective that defines our own worth in that we are “valuable” as individuals with our own unique differences.

Since its release last Wednesday, the video has received praise from Twitter for not only highlighting gender fluidity, but also featuring women that don’t typically conform to the hip hop / rap culture, including a pregnant lady and a young girl with Down Syndrome. One could even argue that it’s more than a video: it’s a celebration of the colorful diversities that exist in our world and proof of the positives that come out of unifying different communities instead of tearing them apart.

The success of “Caro” as well as previous hits like  “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 that push back against body shaming, gender marginalizing, and homophobia (to name a few) are important to pave way for a future that welcomes all kinds of individuals. And to see Bad Bunny redefine the stereotypes of what it “takes” to be a trap artist is a move that will no doubt inspire others to be less restricted in their gender identity and expression.

Self-love is not optional, after all. So shake off those haters, be yourself, and keep your beautiful head high!

#Caro #BadBunny

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Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City whose curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not writing, she can be found snacking on street food or wandering in a museum.

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