America Ferrera’s Ignorance of America

Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera showed once again that Hollywood celebrities should shut up when it comes to politics. She had this comment that I assume was a jab at President Bush, yet is seems to make little since.

Here is what she had to say in her exchange with Zach Braff at the ‘Spirit Awards’:

In the scripted exchange, Braff asked: “So do you think that you have any traits in common with the country that is your namesake?” Ferrera replied: “I guess I’m a free-spirited person and America’s supposedly the ‘land of the free,’ right?” She then added, to loud applause from the left coast film industry audience: “Or at least we will be in 2008.”

Free in 2008? She is trying to reference when President Bush leaves office, but he actually leaves in January of 2009. I also don’t get the reference to not being free at the moment? I sure live a free life in a free country. Perhaps if I was in Iraq, Iran or North Korea I would feel different, but we can all do more than we need to in the USA. Just ask Antonella Barba or Britney Spears about their lack of freedom. Maybe America should change her name to Darfur Ferrera, North Korea Ferrera or something along those lines.

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