The city of Boston, Massachusetts, has declared August 18 as Bad Bunny Day, surprising fans of the Latin singer with the unusual declaration.
Michelle Wu, the city’s mayor, turns out to be a huge fan of the singer himself, having recently attended Bad Bunny’s Fenway Concert.
Bad Bunny is currently one of the most popular Latino singers in the country, with a star-studded opening night for his restaurant in Florida and a recent album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” that has topped the Billboard 200 charts for an unprecedented number of weeks.
The city of Massachusetts in Boston has officially declared August 18 as Bad Bunny day, according to the Boston Globe.
The proclamation states:
“Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio has reached millions of people in Latin America through music, art, and most importantly, through inclusiveness. He has revolutionized not only music but fashion by defying gender stereotypes that dictate how we dress as people”
According to Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Bad Bunny takes pride in honoring those who, through “dedication and excellence,” contribute meaningfully to the well-being of the Latino community.
According to a 2019 census, Boston has 19.6% Latino and Hispanic communities, making them the city’s second minority group after African-Americans, who make up 22.2%. An estimated 134,000 Puerto Ricans have settled in the city.
Bad Bunny, formally known as Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, deserved the award, according to Wu, because of his commitment to inclusivity through his art.
Wu further states:
“Boston is a diverse and inclusive city built on community and creative self-expression. In that spirit, our city recognizes the impact that artists, like Bad Bunny, have on our present and future as a city”
Mayor Michelle Wu, it turns out, was a huge fan of Bad Bunny.
Mayor Wu was dubbed “hands down the best Boston Mayor in history” in a massively popular tweet.
A fan complimented:
“Wow! Michelle, you are a glorifying example of how a Mayor should lead with love and for that I fully look up to you! This photo with @sanbenito is a cherry on top of that!!”
Bad Bunny is on tour in the United States for the “World Hottest Tour,” and he is scheduled to perform at Nationals Park with Alesso on August 23 before heading to Yankee Stadium in New York City.