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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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46.

Ellinor    

TMZ you are still wrong! Sweden is still a neutral country ! Apologize again.

2010 days ago
47.

Disgusting    

Contrary to popular myth, Switzerland was not neutral during WWII. Repeatedly making a claim does not make truth, it makes propaganda. Actually many (not all) Swiss colluded with Nazi Germany and violated human rights mostly of Jews, and stole from Jews, property which was hoarded in Swiss accounts and never returned.

Why don't actors just keep their mouths shut. They are mostly ignorant. And that goes for male actors as well (Will Smith's irresponsible Hitler comment), to all you women bashers trashing her for her gender.

2010 days ago
48.

Sarafina    

She's an idiot.

2010 days ago
49.

sloppy seconds    

Ok,. she is not the sharpest tool in the shed, we already knew that but I think the most funny thing is that she admitted that she reads all the gossip sites about herself. She really should just stick to her crappy acting and holier than thou attitude.

2010 days ago
50.

Alicia    

You're all idiots. Sweden is still neutral.

2010 days ago
51.

h20    

Still doesn't explain why she was slurring her words.

2010 days ago
52.

Fox    

Zach Swan- lol, very true. now shut us your stuff dummy. you and shaq are about on the same level on acting.

2010 days ago
53.

Fox    

all im saying is she better not threaten us all with another movie.

2010 days ago
54.

Orion    

No comment on Sweden being neutral or Jessica Alba being the dumbest person on earth!

2010 days ago
55.

M    

To most people in Europe, and Scandinavia in particular, Alba said what we all know...and nobody would think that she meant to refer to Switzerland. It is true that we would not expect the average American to know this fact...but my guess is that Alba is brighter than people think, and simply knows more than the TMZ journalists.

It is just sad on your behalf to see that TMZ does not offer a proper apology.

2010 days ago
56.

Swedish cheese    

Firstly I am Swedish living in Ireland and people constantly admire my home country's watches and cheese. Yeh love that's Switzerland not Sweden. I think it's very ignorant to make such a mistake but at the same time I have come to accept that once you are not from Scandinavia it is obviously impossible to tell these two countries apart. Sweden is very much neutral still today, If any one thinks different then I would suggest you pick up a book and check what the word truly means. As someone pointed out we have armed forces to protect our country and will not rely on any other nation to help us. Besides American's can’t talk have you seen Jay Leno's "Jaywalking", Sorry but when it comes to smarts, you guys are the laughing stock of Europe, nay the world, and here you are flaunting your ignorance once more.

2010 days ago
57.

Renee    

When will these celebrities realize that the general public is NOT INTERESTED in their opinions. They think they are so wise - probably because they have a team around them 24/7 telling them how great they are. PLEASE keep your condescending opinions to yourself - we DO NOT CARE!! Alba is a terrible actress and has never given the impression of possessing any intelligence. What a pea brain! When I see one of her movies, I'm quickly searching for the remote to change the channel.

2010 days ago
58.

NO SYMPATHY    

Nice try, TMZ, but I "ain't buyin'". I don't believe for one second you knew ANYTHING about the history of or current political stances of Sweden before you researched this post.

You can call Jessica Alba a bimbo all you want. But call a spade a spade: You're not any smarter, TMZ.

2010 days ago
59.

NO SYMPATHY    

TMZ never fails to amuse me. They are utterly incapable of calling out someone's stupidity without showing their own.

Hey, kids... This is what happens when you don't finish school. You end up working at TMZ. Graduate. Please.

2010 days ago
60.

Marie    

Oh Jessica, stick to what you know: C-movies, shotgun weddings, and insulting your heritage. Stupid girl.

2010 days ago
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