“En Chile Torturan, Violan y Matan”

Chilean musician Mon Laferte made a statement Thursday at the 2019 Latin GRAMMYs.

Jesse Camacho
Nov 15 · 2 min read

Source: Zimbio

While walking the red carpet in Las Vegas, the Viña del Mar-born dropped her black trench coat down around her shoulders exposing her breasts, which bore a message:

“EN CHILE TORTURAN, VIOLAN Y MATAN”

Which translates to: In Chile they Torture, Rape and Kill.

Source: Getty Images

The topless protest was in support of Chilean rights, as the South American country enters the month-mark of mass demonstrations demanding a new constitution.

Over the last month, thousands of Chileans have been protesting over inequality and better social services. The demonstrations have increasingly turned violent, leaving at least 20 people dead.

Laferte, who took home the award for Best Alternative Album for ‘Norma’ also wore a green handkerchief around her neck to [reportedly] support the legalization of abortion.

Source: Getty Images

This is for Chile

Said Mon, who later switched into a white and polka dot split gown reciting a poem by Chilean poet La Chinganera.

“Chile hurts me inside. You bleed me through every vein, every chain that imprisons you to the center weighs me, Chile outside, Chile inside, Chile to the sound of injustice, the militia boot, the bullet that doesn’t listen, no it will stop our struggle until justice is done.”

Boasting 10.5M followers, the Paisaje Japonés belter is the most listened to Chilean artist on Spotify worldwide and hopes to bring attention to the crisis.

Mon will next headline the K’ay Chiapas Festival on November 23rd at the Panchon Contreras Stadium in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital of Chiapas, Mexico.

Jesse Camacho

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