Selena Quintanilla-Pérez still has a huge number of fans 21 years after her death. The Mexican-American singer was considered “The Queen of Tejano music,” and her murder by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar shocked and horrified the nation. She is still remembered for her hits, her style, her vibrant stage presence, and a made-for-TV movie starring Jennifer Lopez.
So why doesn’t she have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Who knows. The reality is that there are all sorts of bizarre people on the Walk, and some were inducted in weird flash-in-the-pan moments in pop culture. Even Donald Trump has a star (which is notoriously being defiled regularly during this election season). If you don’t think that’s weird, know that in addition to Selena, magician Criss Angel is also being given a star in 2017. Yeah.
That doesn’t change the significance of the moment for the people who love Selena, especially her Latino fans, as many are tweeting:
It’s great news, even though we all already knew that Selena was a star.