Between her on-screen behavior and the lies she and Gino have told each other, Jasmine Pineda gets a lot of hate.
90 Day Fiance has a massive fanbase. A certain percentage of people are going to be toxic enough to write cruel things in her comments.
But viewers come from all walks of life. One of those walks of life, apparently, is immigration officers.
Jasmine called out one such commenter for spreading hate speech, highlighting the dangers of bigots in positions of power.
Finally, after years of waiting, Jasmine made it to the United States in early 2023. She began her K-1 journey with Gino Palazzolo in Michigan. Clearly, it’s a bit of an adjustment.
It’s no surprise that people (very fairly) dislike her behavior. And it’s sadly not a shock that a vocal minority of them troll her social media with their negativity.
But, according to Jasmine, some of that cruelty has crossed a major line into hate speech. We are, again, sadly not surprised.
Unfortunately, “go back” and “send her back” are common xenophobic expressions on 90 Day Fiance. (Yes, “send him back,” but rarely for this notoriously misogynistic audience)
One, however, is an alleged “immigration agent” whom Jasmine identified.
Jasmine is now shining a spotlight on this person for “promoting hate speech.” She calls the behavior a “serious violation” and says that she has reported them for cyberbullying.
She didn’t stop there. Jasmine went on to address her fans and followers who are also immigrants.
“Do not accept hate speech,” she counseled them. That is good advice for any marginalized demographic, actually!
Jasmine very correctly hit back against the normalization of discrimination and racism.
Jasmine continued, reminding people to document the hate speech that they receive and the discrimination that they experience.
“There are laws that protect you,” Jasmine noted. She encouraged people to report this in order to bring about meaningful change.
That is partially true. A lot of people, however, may face disappointment or even reprisals. Remember, even if every person in authority is not personally prejudiced, systemic racism means that the system itself protects white supremacy. That doesn’t mean that some justice can’t get done, as a treat!
Jasmine also posted an earnest plea for people to be less cruel — especially with heartless “go back” messages.
“We all miss home,” she reminded people. “Be kind to us.”
Jasmine expressed the desire that these trolls never have to leave their own homes behind, because “no one wants to leave home.”
The way that Jasmine and Gino have treated each other across three seasons of 90 Day Fiance, and off screen in between, has been abhorrent.
But people can dislike Jasmine without saying vicious, xenophobic things that hurt all immigrants.
Also? There is never a need to bombard someone with hate. If you hate them, block them. It’s free.