Hispanic celeb opens up about being discriminated against

Posted on April 26, 2007. Filed under: Celebrities & Entertainment, News & Politics |

 

Our favorite mami-to-be, Salma Hayek, recently spoke out about being discriminated against both here in the U.S. and in her native Mexico. Her comments to Easy Living magazine were candid and bold, in true Salma style. She says, “I am 5’2″ and in Mexico it is very important to be tall. I grew up in a world where beauty was not only tall, it was white and blonde with blue eyes. And I’m dark, have brown eyes and brown hair, and I’m short. People used to say that the short thing was a deformity. I was really upset about my height and then one day I said, ‘Who decided that it’s better to be tall? Am I less healthy? Am I less capable? Mexicans are not the most welcome outsiders in America. I know the only reason I haven’t had good parts is because I’m Latin.”

Funny how the tables turn—Salma is now considered one of the most beautiful women alive, by Latin Americans and everyone else, too.

SOURCE:  Latina.com

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