Salma Hayek Under Fire For Comment About Mexican Roots
Hispanic Blog Rips on Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is under fire following a comment she made in a recent interview about forgetting her Mexican roots.
A Hisapanic blog is calling the actress out for the comment, saying she's "too French and rich for our blood."
Hayek's comment was perhaps not as bad as the blog insists, as she was asked by Germany's Vogue about her role in Savages as a Mexican drug cartel queen.
Hayek said, "I am proud to have been involved in this film with all these great actors. Honestly, I hardly had any memories of what it is to be Mexican. My life is completely different now."
The blog Guanabee fired back, writing, "What did Salma mean by basically saying she forgot what it's like to be a Mexican woman? That she's too French and rich for our blood?"
Hayek's rep tells E! News that the actress was not "disparaging Mexico in any way," noting that "the whole thing has been lost in translation."
The article was published in German, so Hayek's rep sent the interviewer's notes and the questionable quote was translated slightly differently than what Hayek intended.
Here's what Hayek said in full: "I am proud to be in this movie with all these great actors. The truth is that I almost have to try and remember what it's like to be Mexican. My life is different now. You cannot make yourself represent something. You have to be an individual, by being the best you can be."
Do you think the quote is offensive? Or are people over-reacting?