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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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allen antrim    

With all the wars that went on, the west - except Switzerland, produced much philosophy, art, technology, and made many discoveries--the Swiss produced the Coo Coo clock; and this Alba broad?

2097 days ago
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classy    

I think the point is that the common reference to being neutral is Switzerland not Sweden. This is common knowledge. I think she just made a little mistake (no big deal Jessica) and people are jumping all over her now. So now she has to nit pick and say Sweden is neutral too. Whatever.... Let's move on. Must have hit a nerve with her. I'm sure it's not the first time that she and/or others have questioned her intelligence.

2097 days ago
33.

mike    

Oh we forgot about "We apologize for not considering the political climate of the world in 1942". How sarcastic. You just exposed your mistake in not making accurate journalism. The apology was fine. It was just that last jab that made you look real foolish. Tough it up, you were wrong. LOL

2097 days ago
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nan    

I think if people read up on the two countries as Jessica clearly has not, they will find that SWITZERLAND is the true card carrying neutral country often referred to. Sweden tries to claim neutrality but sorry the evidence proves otherwise and has since WWII. Even today their claim at neutrality is a farce.

2097 days ago
35.

anthonysdreamgirl**    

um, does it make me dumber than jessica that i don't have clue about this?? lol...

2097 days ago
36.

Tim    

Before you get too down on the Swedes and Swiss, remember that American banks were financing Hitler at one point in time and Americans sat on the sidelines during the early war years, selling munitions.

2097 days ago
37.

Veronica    

She still is a dumb ass biotch and a horrible actress!

2097 days ago
38.

kathleen    

OMFG I HATE HER. I really do. She should stick to making horrible movies. What an idiot. She obviously meant to say Sweden, and when everyone called her out on being a moron, she decided to Google "Sweden" and "neutral", and, lo and behold, Sweden was neutral!.............................in 1942. Ugh. She makes me want to throw up.

2097 days ago
39.

Jim    

she's not even hot anymore. who cares that she's a moron?

2097 days ago
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T in Chi-town    

And for anyone who was paying attention.... Sweden was NOT entirely neutral... OH NO! They evidently hid LOTS of money, art, jewelry, etc that the nazi's stole from the jews! It was the reason Germany didn't invade them.... Sweden was playing banker! Take that ALBA!

2097 days ago
41.

Bob Booie    

She's still an idiot

2097 days ago
42.

Anuschka    

You're still wrong - as far as I know is Sweden like Switzerland (where I am living and was born) an armed neutral country (right english term?) - which means: We have an army and we defend ourselves when we are under fire.

Also Switzerland has Peace Troops (right word?) in other countries.

I like gossip very much but sometimes you are SOOO over the moon ;-)

2097 days ago
43.

namers    

Might I just say that it was the Journalist who was right; it was he, who attempted to be true to his profession that they should remain neutral. The rest are just hacks, paps and gossipmongers.

2097 days ago
44.

Zach Swan    

Jessica is obviously going to the Tom Cruise school of media relations (attack the media and anyone else who was responsible for your fame, and act as a "know it all" -- badly). She'll be lucky to have ANY fans left at this rate. After all, besides that frolick on the beach in her teeny yellow bikini, what has she done that was worthwhile in the last 5 years (or ever?) Come on, sweet cheeks: time to drop your laundry for Playboy. It's the only chance you have to redeem your fast fading celebrity. Photoshop can rub out those nasty baby mama stretch marks.

2097 days ago
45.

Terry    

Dose anyone really believe this person knew her hist when making that statement?

lol TMZ your sucking up over assumptions, someone researched that for her after she was dumb, she is still dumb.

2097 days ago
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