In the last few hours, Tenoch Huerta has become a trend on social networks after a influencers and cultural promoter will denounce the harassment and intimidation she has received from the collective “Poder Prieto” and “Hijos del maíz” for an alleged plagiarism of a black feathered cape worn by the Mexican actor during Milan Fashion Week.
It all began on April 4, when the artisan promoter known on her TikTok profile as Luz Valdez released a recording in which she claims and seeks to recognize the talent of the Mexican artisan Feliciana Bautista, a woman originally from Michoacán, Mexico, who assures that she was in charge of making the shawl that the interpreter of Namor used last September.
After having declared that the company Los Hijos del Maíz sold and promoted said cape by Tenoch Huerta without recognizing the Purépecha artisan, the villain of the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever He wanted to meet the person in charge of the design and met with Feliciana and even sent a greeting to Luz and thanked her for having introduced him to the artisan.
However, things did not end there, because on April 7, the cultural promoter denounced through a couple of videos on her social networks that she has been intimidated and harassed by the company Hijos del Maíz and by the association dark powerwho, apparently, are not happy for having discredited a garment that they had presented as the work of the designer Diana Buendía.
The actor Tenoch Huerta has taken very seriously that “they talk about one even if it is bad”#gossiphttps://t.co/RJeYNugJx4
Via: luzvaldezmx pic.twitter.com/eCeLUzsO4t
— PacoZeaCom (@PacoZeaCom) April 10, 2023
Feliciana sold this Purépecha shawl to an intermediary without knowing that the intention was to make a cape, so no, that cannot be called collaboration. Designers, if you want to work with artisans, a very important part of it is that you tell the artisan what you are going to do for your work.
After a video in which the influencers states that people bought the cape from the Mexican artisan without having informed what they would do with her design, Luz revealed that, as a result of that video, she has not stopped being harassed by the group to which Tenoch Huerta belongs and assures that At no time did Feliciana ask for credits for her garment.
“Prietos can also oppress dark ones”, the forceful message of @luzvaldezg!
Those of Poder Prieto acting like gangsters against indigenous women and artisans, one of them an elderly woman! They have no mother!
The resentful of Tenoch Huerta showed that his thing is the pose pic.twitter.com/RZ1PqGlIQa
— Ay_Fher (@Fher_Turkita) April 10, 2023
Since I published the video of Feliciana’s shawl, this group is called Poder Prieto and, really, I am tired of their disqualifications, their blackmail and the psychological violence they have exerted on me. Now they say that Feliciana never asked me to make the video, I have proof that she did ask me, but besides that, even if she didn’t ask me, she deserved the respect of her piece. Just because someone from your group was the one who plagiarized and stole the idea, that’s the only reason they defend it, how far does your support for the blacks go?
Faced with the controversy and claim of plagiarism of the Tenoch cape, not only did Feliciana receive credit for the garment, but the Sons of Corn and Poder Prieto shared public apologies, admitting their mistake for not recognizing the work of the cape from the beginning. Mexican artisan. For her part, Tenoch Huerta also shared a statement on her social networks, with which she explained what happened and also apologized for all the misunderstanding caused by said garment.
— Tenoch Huerta Mejía (@TenochHuerta) April 9, 2023