By Jovanny Venegas Follow @JovannyVenegas
When a celebrity passes, all kinds of memorabilia usually pops up left and right! As in the case of Jenni Rivera $200 – $300 piñatas are being sold in California.
The piñatas are not your traditional party favorites as they are expensive to make but the creator Roberto Martinez says that “everything is done with respect.”
In a recent interview with El Gordo y La Flaca Martinez said that since he started making them he has received many requests from fans who are willing to pay top dollar for the piñatas. “It started when fans started requesting something to remember Jenni, someone came up with the idea of a Jenni Rivera piñata,” Martinez said.
He continued with “This piñata is harder to make because you have to mold it. I see it as a way of respecting and honoring her memory because she just died, and I’m aware that we use piñatas to beat them with sticks and break them, but I see it differently. It’s an art. It can be seen as a statue that you can have in your bedroom or a memory of her.”
The new “Diva piñatas” as they are called have created a social media controversy as some fans love the idea of a Jenni Rivera statue piñata, while others feel that it is utterly disrespectful to create something of that nature.
Jenni’s father Pedro Rivera also spoke up regarding the situation and said “It’s not a sin that people imitate her, but some people just want to make money using her name. At least they should let us know, and we can reach an agreement because her name is a trademark and it’s not up for the use of whoever.”
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