CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Actress Salma Hayek attends the 'The Prophet' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo : Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Salma Hayek is the newest celebrity to blast on Donald Trump. The Mexican actress does not appreciate the businessman's comments and generalization of her countrymen.
Daily Mail reported that actress Salma Hayek has expressed her dislike over Donald Trump to a point where she won't even say his name. She said that the businessman has hurt her deeply with regards to his comments on Mexico and its people.
Salma Hayek was born in Mexico but has been naturalized as an American citizen. She said that Trump's attacks on illegal immigrants are proof that "discrimination and racism is a bigger problem in this country than we accept it is."
In an interview with E! Online, Hayek said, "Thanks to that [the Mexico comments] all the things that he said - I don't repeat and I don't say his name because I don't want to give him extra publicity - but beyond him - this concept of America being a place where there is no discrimination, and it's not racist anymore."
"I think it's beginning to show that discrimination and racism in this country is a bigger problem than we accept it is. At least he brought a light into a real problem," she further expressed.
The brave actress voiced out her opinions about Trump's candidacy. She also pointed that she's aware that the businessman needs to created publicity around him.
"I'm aware that he would say anything to attract attention and create the publicity around him. If something generates publicity, I would never be surprised about anything he does," Hayek said.
The actress also refused to mention his name in case it would add to his "extra publicity." However, she admitted that Trump's racist comments did bring to light issues about race and discrimination.
Salma is currently promoting her movie "The Prophet," which is adapted from the book written by Khalil Gibran. Not only is the Mexican actress the producer of the film, but she also stars in it together with Quvenzhané Wallis and Liam Neeson.
The actress shared that her daughter Valentina wrote a poem after watching the movie.
"My daughter came home and wrote a poem about how we are spirits and nothing can incarcerate us, not even our own bodies because our spirit is free and because we are free and we are spirits, we never die. We are eternal. We underestimate kids. They are profound thinkers," Hayek said.
"The Prophet" will be released in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on August 7. It will be followed by a national release later that month.