Jennifer Lopez has been accused of forgetting her roots by a US Latin music chain, which has removed her CDs from their shelves. Her music has been barred from 50 Ritmo Latino stores after failing to promote new Spanish-language album Como Ama Una Mujer (How A Woman Loves) in the music outlets.
Ritmo president David Massry has branded the star’s ‘Jenny from the Block’ persona a fallacy – insisting the star has lost touch with her roots. He says, “We’ve supported her from the beginning. Now we’re told by her record company she will only visit Anglo retail outlets. This is a Spanish-language CD, and if she wants to discriminate against the Latin community, then we will not sell her product. This is not the first time this has happened. Celebrities have this notion that when they reach a certain level of crossover appeal, they forget quickly where they started.”