Mexican tourism authorities are concerned with the growing amount of disrespect from American tourists.
American spring breakers went south of the border to celebrate the vacation in their school schedules, but left Mexicans feeling disgusted during a family show in which they chanted, “Build that wall!”
The Yucatan Times, on March 17, called out the disrespectful college students after they attended a popular “Pirate Ship” cruise attraction in Cancun.
The paper called their behaviors an act of, “xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own country."
According to the paper this incident is not an isolated one and several complaints have been filed to the tourism authority over past tourist behaviors.
One Peruvian social media poster, according to the Times, was aboard the ship as the students began to chant their “racist hymn,” and recalls what he heard:
"Today I was with Suly, my wife (who is a native of Mexico), watching an entertainment show off the coast of Cancun aboard a boat, and at the end of the show, a flock of Americans (maybe under the influence of alcohol, or maybe not), began to sing the infamous 'Build that wall' chant louder and louder'."
According to the report, many Mexican tourists were appalled at the chanting, an complained, but the students kept singing.
The two most popular buffet cruises out of Cancun are “The Jolly Roger” and “The Captain Hook,” each have a staged battle during dinner. It is unclear which cruise the news story was alluding to.