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Jessica Alba Was Right ... We Were Wrong

1/27/2009 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Alba Jessica Alba is fuming at TMZ for calling her dumb when she called Sweden a "neutral" country last week ... even though it currently has troops in Afghanistan.

She is absolutely correct. Sweden was a neutral country ... 60 years ago.

Even though she was engaged in a debate about the current political situation in America when she advised a reporter to "Be Sweden ... be neutral" -- Alba is swinging back at critics, like TMZ, on her blog saying, "It's so sad to me that you think the only neutral country during WWII was Switzerland."

She is absolutely correct -- when the Nazis were waging war on anyone who opposed Hitler's evil rule, Sweden remained neutral and stayed out of the war. After the war, Winston Churchill referred to Sweden as "that small, coward country."

We apologize for not considering the political climate of the world in 1942 when we suggested she may have meant, "Be Switzerland" -- a country that is currently neutral.

Our sincerest apologies.

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Mia    

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!
You americans show once again that you have no knowledge of whats going on outside your own country.
sweden was neutral during WW2 and SWEDEN certainly does not have any troops in afghanistan. I Would tell you to read your history books but i'm assuming it has no information in there concerning anything else but North America.

Stop critisizing her when you clearly know nothing about the subject.

I hope you know that coming from the US is nothing to be proud of.
YES fellow americans big surprise that there are countries that actually dont encourage wars, well how about that!

1962 days ago
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Lexx    

Imagine someone who could only get a job at a gossip rag doing stories on botox and butt lifts commenting on someone's intelligence. That's true intellectual journalistic talent right there. The political gig must have felt like you were taking your SATs all over again. Kudos on spelling Sweden & Switzerland correctly.

1935 days ago
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Sasha    

Since when is an opinion, a viewpoint "ripping in?" That is my viewpoint as true as the blue blue sky. I do not subscribe to those tactics to prove my points. It is not the same, but if it makes you feel better, go for it. We're still wrong, huh? Well, unfortunatley we all can't win. And the world doesn't either and nothing is gained. But please, take the trophy; and please accept my acceptance of your righteousnous. I have no need for that.

1980 days ago
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spoon    

Alba is right and TMZ and all the O'Reilly fans are still wrong. Sweden is still neutral. Sweden sends peacekeepers, but it doesn't take sides. TMZ/O'Reilly can't claim that sending peacekeepers makes you a non-neutral, because that would make Switzerland non-neutral as well.

1922 days ago
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two cents    

TMZ! I love you! You do brighten up my day.
Zing! Too funny that this, too, will fly right over her pretty, little head. =)

2006 days ago
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sallygail    

lol

2006 days ago
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Michelle Mirabal    

she got lucky and now she wants to beat a dead horse. poor cash he must be miserable with her..... i'll take him, i can afford him :) he looks like my x

2006 days ago
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Hope    

She is just one stupid bitch.

And I mean that on both counts. She seems to be both very stupid, and very much a bitch.

2006 days ago
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Sono    

TMZ should be strong on this one, No apologies until she admits being an ungrateful C all of the time instead of being happy for the attention she does receive given how awful her acting and movies are.

2006 days ago
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truthfully yours    

These Hollywood bimbos....why they get to air their opinions, as if they actually had something intelligent to say...
I love your tongue and cheek apology to Alba for her 1942 comments. As long as thee brainiacs are allowed to testify before Congress and be given a political forum, there are always those who will actually listen to them. How sad.

2006 days ago
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suzmac    

Wow, she is a straight up witch. Bill O'Reilly may be rude, but atleast he knows that neutrality and Switzerland are synonymous. Good thing she can act, oh wait. Well there's always the Fantastic Four Part 3. I hate it when people (especially celebrities) who don't know what the hell they are talking about try to debate with people (in her case Bill O.) who do. LOL

2006 days ago
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nico    

yes she is an idiot, a horrible actress and a way over rated piece of a##

2006 days ago
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Sencho    

The commonly accepted reference to neutrality ALWAYS hearkens to Switzerland -- not Sweden -- despite Alba's claim to the contrary. Methinks the... um... lady... doth protest too much.

2006 days ago
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LogicalThinking    

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh she ment 1942. Not 2009........LOL.....Dumb C list hollywood bimbo.

2006 days ago
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Kat    

Ireland was also neutral during WWII if anyone cares. That was over 60 years ago along with the other countries. I think Spain was also neutral during that time.

2006 days ago
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