By: Savannah Smith | 07-07-2018 | News
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California - Man In 4th Of July Neighbors Playing Spanish Music Video Apologizes

In his mind on that special occasion, his request was simple: “you could do it any day, except on the Fourth of July.” Yet he may have been a bit too forceful in expressing his thoughts, his actions and intentions interpreted in the worst possible light, and things quickly got out of control. The California man in the now viral-video where he is captured cursing his neighbors for playing Spanish music on the Fourth of July has come forward to issue an apology.

Larry Lappin, a resident of Petaluma, California admitted he made a mistake with his Fourth of July “meltdown” which he partly attributes to drinking and over-enthusiasm in demonstrating his patriotism. He said: “I made a huge mistake. I had been drinking too much and a little thing set me off and it really bugged me.”

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He was also candid enough to share his wishes as he shared that sometimes he wished his neighbors would exert more effort and “would assimilate more.” Lappin added: “I hear them playing ( Spanish music in the backyard all the time and it doesn’t bother me. Because of the day and what July 4th means to me, I felt disrespected.”

His neighbor opted to bring their little altercation to the volatile world of social media, and in the process succeeded in “humiliating”’ Lappin. He was slammed for being “racist” and others even wished he’d lose his job.

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Ivette Celedon shared a video of Lappin confronting her family at the front porch of their house.

Lappin could be seen in the video telling two men not to play Latin music "in my country" on Independence Day and accuses them of disrespecting the U.S. He said: “This is the 4th of July. Just wait, motherf—–.”

The video has since gone viral with over 800,000 views as of Friday afternoon. The video was shared on hugely popular social media platform with a clearly judgment-laden message. The message read: “"So in a family backyard bbq we’re not allowed to have Spanish music because it’s disrespectful to the country????? Land of the free right? Celebrating independence!!! We are celebrating Independence Day just like everyone else! #neverhadaproblemuntil2018.”

In his apology, Lappin said “[playing the music of their choice] is the freedom they are afforded by the people who serve this country.”

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Lappin has received quite his share of bullying reaction messages about the video online. Aside from his public apology, though, he also said he intends to personally apologize to the family he confronted on the Fourth of July.

Even after the apology, some liberal social media users remain unforgiving, and continue to wish ill of Lappin.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You’re not sorry for what you did. You’re sorry that you got caught Larry Lappin…SMH <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SalsaSteve</a> in full effect…<br><br>Let’s talk about it on the next episode of The Kinda Sleepy Podcast…<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Kinda Sleepy (@KindaSleepy2) <a href="">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think Larry Lappin is only sorry that his racist picture is now all over social media. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Rob Melrose (@Rob_Melrose) <a href="">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;I made a huge mistake,&quot; Larry Lappin, a resident of Petaluma, Calif., told KPIX 5. &quot;I had been drinking too much and a little thing set me off and it really bugged me.&quot; <br><br>It’s funny how all the racists try to justify their racism. He should just admit it. Because he’s one.</p>&mdash; Lali Bella Aeyna (@AeynaLali) <a href="">July 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 30623 2018-07-07 : 14:57

Why even apologise? It won't help at all. If you ignore it then at least it doesn't add fuel to the fire.

Anonymous No. 30630 2018-07-07 : 17:15

mexicans will never be American, playing latin music on the 4th of july is an act of hostility against America and this man was completely justified in telling them off for it. they don't belong here, they should be deported

he shouldn't have cucked out and apologised though, he should have doubled down like a real man

Anonymous No. 30642 2018-07-07 : 22:05

The guy finally snapped after 24/7 365 la cucarocha blasting throughout the barrio.

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