We all do it. When we go back home to our Latin American countries, we complain about the weather, the infrastructure, and the general state of things. It’s our right as Latinos, to jokingly–or not–bash our roots; we do it out of love for the lands that birthed our cultures. However, when other people try to come for our homelands, that’s when we all have a problem. The “Me In My Country” Twitter meme does a perfect job of capturing that unique feeling of pride and defensiveness for our roots.
Basically, a tweet will be split into two parts: first, what someone would say while in their homeland, followed by the embrace of culture and history that happens when they’re away from home. From Mexico all the way down to Argentina–and can’t forget the Caribbean–Latinos have taken to the meme in full force, going back-and-forth between hating the muggy weather and loving the food found on every street corner in their countries.