Salma Hayek wasn’t surprised when she heard Donald Trump slam Mexican immigrants, but she’s speaking out anyway, because Donald Trump sucks and any word against him, in my opinion, is a GOOD word:
“I’m aware that he would say anything to attract attention and create the publicity around him,” the Mexico-born actress told me while promoting her new animated film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (more on that in a second). “If something generates publicity, I would never be surprised about anything he does.”
Hayek refuses to “say his name” because she doesn’t want to give the presidential hopeful any “extra publicity.”
“I’d be surprised if he did something courageous and meaningful that nobody found out about,” she said. “This was not courageous and meaningful.”
(Via E! News)
However, she does appreciate that his ignorant words bring attention to issues around race and discrimination. “At least be brought a light to a real problem,” Hayek said.
I agree wholeheartedly with everything except the thing about “not saying his name.” Everybody knows who you’re talking about, Salma!