Later, the Latina, who proudly emphasizes her migration background, presents herself as a “feminist”. She used to suffer from strong self-doubt, the so-called imposter syndrome. “But at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas about what a woman can be.”
The video triggered many negative and mocking reactions. The New York Times writer Richard Seymour tweeted in response that from now on, any criticism of the CIA would be a case of so-called “white privilege”.
Another user wrote, “The CIA has given up waterboarding for terrorists to torture Americans with shit ‘woke’ commercials.”
The US author David Reaboi commented ironically on the anxiety disorder confession made by the CIA agent: “Isn’t it exactly what you want to hear from the CIA?”
The spot is part of the “Humans of CIA” advertising series. In other examples, the secret service presents a black woman who works as a bodyguard. A gay CIA librarian raves about how he bought a game collection for the agents and how inclusive the service is.