America Ferrera - Ugly Betty becomes ugly
She has enjoyed a life of freedom to pursue whatever she wanted to achieve in life and has attained both success and celebrity.
Despite the opportunities she has enjoyed, especially when compared with the opportunities available to the people of Central America, where her family is from, she feels that America is not free and won't be free until Bush is gone.
Brent Baker reports on Newsbusters the following dialogue at the Independent Spirit Award ceremony on February 24th:
Zach Braff: “You know America, here's a little interesting tidbit you probably don't know about me. My middle name is Israel. We're both named after countries. “One often wonders why spoiled Hollywood lefties who have enjoyed every advantage can even imply in any way that there is not freedom in America. A requisite for being a Hollywood success must be that you have to hate America.
America Ferrera: “Wow, that is interesting.”
Braff: “So do you think that you have any traits in common with the country that is your namesake?”
Ferrera: “Well, you know, I mean I guess I'm a free-spirited person and America's supposedly the 'land of the free,' right?”
Braff: “Well, I guess.”
Ferrera: “Or at least we will be in 2008.” [loud applause] Well how about you, Zach, I mean do you have anything in common with Israel?”
Braff: “Let me see. Well, I'm predominantly Jewish, I'm very hot and all of my neighbors hate me. So yeah.” [audience laughter]
My wife loves the show, but now neither she nor I will be able to watch Ugly Betty without thinking that ungrateful America Ferrera hates America, our country.
Read more and see the video at Newsbusters.
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