The 38-year-old Colombian singer took to Twitter the other day to blast the Republican presidential hopeful for his intolerable comments towards Mexicans.
"This is a hateful and racist speech that attempts to divide a country that for years has promoted diversity and democracy!" Shakira wrote. "No one living in this century should stand behind so much ignorance."
Ferrera penned a lengthy and eloquent essay on the topic.
This is a hateful and racist speech that attempts to divide a country that for years has promoted diversity and democracy! 1/2? Shakira (@shakira) June 30, 2015
"Dear Donald, You've said some pretty offensive things about Latino immigrants recently, and I think they're worth addressing. Because, you know, this is the United States of America, where I have a right to speak up even if I'm not a billionaire. Isn't that awesome?" the former Ugly Betty star writes. "Anyway, I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are -- people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America. While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don't want to spend my time chastising you. I'll leave that to your business partners like Univision and NBC, who have the power to scold you where it hurts. Instead, I'm writing to say thank you!"
Ferrera continues, "You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that. Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective. Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric."
"You, Mr. Trump, are living in an outdated fantasy of a bigoted America. Last week, America celebrated some amazing milestones—marriage equality, universal healthcare, removing of the confederate flag—making it clear in which direction the country is moving. That is why racist remarks that play to extremists won't change the tide, no matter how hard you try. They will only serve to rally more Latino voters to the polls. Your negativity and your poorly thought out speech ignited a fire in our community. Thank you, Mr. Trump!" she continued. "The truth is, Mr. Trump, that your comments mean that you fail to see that immigrants are what have made this nation. They are at the core of our ideals, and they are the foundation that keeps us afloat. No, Mr. Trump, you may not reduce us to drug dealers and rapists. We are moms and dads, sons and daughters. We are valedictorians and honor students. We are college graduates, bankers, police officers, entertainers, teachers, journalists, politicians and we are the future of America. Thank you for helping us in our work to energize the Latino vote and to usher in our shared future! Keep it up!"