Salma Hayek Reacts to Vogue Germany Quote: "I've Never Denied My Background"
08/24/2012 - 13:00 ||
Salma Hayek is finally setting the record straight about the controversial quote in the latest Vogue Germany issue. The cover story features the 45-year-old actress talking about her gangster role in Oliver Stone's latest movie Savages, and she was quoted as telling the publication she didn't feel as connected to her Mexican roots.
Several translations were published online, including one reading, "Honestly, I hardly had any memories of what it is to be Mexican. My life is completely different now." While some readers attacked the star for her statements, others were doubtful about its validity.
Salma finally responded to the controversy and released the following statement: "I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with."
She continues, "I have always been an active part of my community. I have tried my whole life to represent my Mexican roots with honor and pride. It saddens me when my words are lost in translation and taken out of context to hurt the people of Mexico, whom I love."
We suspected it was a misquote from the start. What do you think about her statement?