Via MTV Tr3s’ arts and culture blog, Blogamole, Salma Hayek is the latest celebrity to speak out against Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070:
The Mexicana, who is now a naturalized U.S. citizen, gave this candid response to Mexican news agency Notimex when asked about SB 1070:
“What surprises me is the lack of humanity with which they are treating the immigrants,” she said. “What I can’t understand is how the United States, which is considered a hero around the world that helps other countries, doesn’t help the foreigners who enter their country. It’s a contradiction.”
According to Blogamole, this is not the first time the actress has used her fame to protest injustice.
Back in May, 2006, la actriz publicly criticized a bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would make being an illegal immigrant in the U.S. a felony. Hayek Pinault shared this response with the New York Daily News:
“As a human being, I find this situation intolerable. As an immigrant, I find it offensive. And as an American citizen, I find it disheartening.”