Sebastien De La Cruz Responds to Racist Twitter Users, Takes Pride in Father

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Sebastien De La Cruz is 11 years old.

Yet the singer is clearly more mature than a handful of morons on the Internet, many of whom reacted to his national anthem performance on Tuesday by raining hate all over Twitter.

The former America's Got Talent contestant sang The Star-Spangled Banner prior to Game 3 of the NBA Finals... only to become the subject of racist Tweets that couldn't believe someone of Mexican heritage was honoring the United States.

In response, De La Cruz appeared on a Fox affiliate in San Antonio yesterday and responded to the haters.

"They don't know my life," he said. "My father was actually in the navy for a pretty long time, and I actually salute him today for that. I just wanna thank him and to be able to sing the national anthem."

"People don't know, they just assume that I'm just Mexican. But I'm not from Mexico, I'm from San Antonio, born and raised. True San Antonio Spurs fan."

The admirable young man also took to Twitter himself and wrote:

"Please do not pay attention to the negative people. I am an American living the American Dream. This is part of the American life."

Amen, Sebastien.

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"D#mn near everything you use on a daily basis was yep you guessed it created by a WHITE MAN" @sage You need to come out of that trailer and seriously do some research. smhs

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How many times have you seen a 14-18 yr old latina w/ her latino bf and 5 kids in baby strollers?? Guess what (idiots) you the taxpayer is paying for these dopes who are sucking off the gov't teat.THAT is fraud,criminal and unethical and your precious Bawok Oboozer wants to make them legal so they can steal and undermine american jobs...well the ones that actually work anyway...geez.

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He is not only talented he is humble. I am proud of him. You go Sebastian!!!

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Maybe if @sage spent less time posting comments, and more time posting resumes, she wouldn't be an ole fuddy duddy. Sage stop being a fuddy duddy and get a life

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I bet all the people, posting the hate comments are unemployed, HS educated types. Keep trolling folks lol

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Kimberly,america used to be a first world nation because it had a first world population.Unchecked immigration from the third world has driven america into financial,social,racial and moral ruin.Also,if it were not for the WHITE MAN you'd all be living in huts,no running water etc.D#mn near everything you use on a daily basis was yep you guessed it created by a WHITE MAN.Say thank or stfu.

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@ Sage

Hey sage you dumb sh*it, America was built off slavery and child labor- was it a first world country when the Depression hit? Stop spewing your revisionist history & hatred and get a life!

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@ Sage

@Sage you are an embarrassment to the white race. Go climb under a rock somewhere. Or better yet, if you are so unhappy leave!!

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@ Sage

"Say thank or stfu"
First of all, it's thank YOU...but that's nothing in comparison to your uneducated statement. So, why don't you heed your own advice and shut the fuck up you racist troll.

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@James Ortega he can wear whatever the f he wants because this is America the land of the free and the home of the brave. You're less patriotic for saying that than he is for wearing that.

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Only White ppl do that Racist Shit..I bet no Blacks or Asians were taking shit cuz we don't care man.Only whites yall racist as fuck

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@ sss

SSS, unfortunately, some of the commentator were black. Go figure.

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@ sjr

OH LAWDY LAWDY! THE WHITE MAN IS AWLAYS TRYING TO KEEP THE BLACK MAN DOWN! Mmm-hmmm! That's wuts up! For real, for real. Testify!!

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He looked great, it's only clothes. He sang awesomely! Too bad people are such idiots. We are now a culturally diverse country. We should all respect each other. Almost everyone's heritage in the United States is not an original native of this country. Only the American and Alaskan Indian's have claim to be originally from our land. So if you don't have either in your blood line, you don't exactly belong here either.

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America was built off of immigrants.

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@ abby

america was built by european immigrants,america is being destroyed by latin american immigrants,class dismissed.

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@ Sage

You are disgusting Sage. Please go fuck yourself!