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Alba Apologizes

for Defacing

Oklahoma City

6/9/2009 7:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Alba is seriously apologizing for tagging Oklahoma City -- and a United Way billboard -- with posters of great white sharks ... but she's also tossing blame at the shark lovers she got involved with.

Jessica Alba
Here's the statement Jessica just released: 

"I got involved in something I should have had no part of. I realize that I should have used better judgment and I regret not thinking things through before I made a spontaneous and ill-advised decision to let myself get involved with the people behind this campaign. I sincerely apologize to the citizens of Oklahoma City and to the United Way for my involvement in this incident."

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46.

sick of Rihanna    

She is so stupid... I am so over her. Why is her no hit making, self hating ass even news??

1905 days ago
47.

Kodak    

ban her from hollywood, make her do porn

1905 days ago
48.

Annette    

Ugh:

Being preached at is annoying, but the way to deal with that is to either not listen or formulate a reasonable counter argument if you don't agree with someone. Instead, people here are insulting her decision to not make a big deal out of her ethnicity. Judging people based on race is racist and that is what people are doing when they dump on someone for not wanting to be the poster girl for Latinas. Although I am personally more concerned about other issues than sharks, I think it's great to see a celebrity who cares about an issue other than herself. I doubt that Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan could stop thinking about themselves long enough to care about sharks or anything else. Yes, it shows a lack of sense to do what Jessica did and she deserves to know that she did something dumb, but we have all made dumb decisions. Let's keep some perspective here. Bernie Madoff = douche; Jessica Alba = well-intentioned but dumb. By the way, I do research on sharks and they are endangered. I am also a Latina.

I think the frustration you're reading is the result of years of preachy celebrities trying to impose their views on the public. The fact that she never questioned herself about whether this was the right thing to do says a lot about her sense of entitlement and Hollywood self-righteousness. By the way, what WAS the point of all of this? Are sharks suddenly in imminent danger? It was illegal, stupid, AND pointless.

1905 days ago
49.

Ugh    

Boycott Alba! Boycott Alba! Boycott Alba! Boycott Alba! Boycott Alba! Boycott Alba! Boycott Alba

1905 days ago
50.

Kodak    

Get off the race card.

1905 days ago
51.

janet    

Get your a$$ back there and scrap it off in front of everyone you low life. Make her clean it up then go to her house and put crap all over it.

1905 days ago
52.

Omar    

Dumb bitch. I wonder if she would jump off a bridge if it seemed cool enough at the time?

1905 days ago
53.

Nik    

Ok, so she is basically blaming the organization for HER vandalizing, with her smiling the whole time. She is even more pathetic than I thought. She could have apologized for what she did while still supporting the organization (which there is nothing wrong with). She is a disgusting excuse for a human being.

1905 days ago
54.

bob    

Im Glad you Did Not get into the Abortion Rights thing and Kill a Doctor,

1905 days ago
55.

Wow    

Okay, okay you have a cause. You like sharks, I guess? You've apologized, now clean up your mess and repay the United Way for screwing up their billboard. They probably are hard hit during this economy and didn't need this.

1905 days ago
56.

Karen    

What a dumbass.

1905 days ago
57.

Wow    

Annette: I've been having trouble getting my posts through, but I'll try one more time. She just comes across as a typical insincere celebrity - like the ones who insist we respect the environment (which I do) before hopping on their private jet.

I think we can all agree that this has nothing to do with her being hispanic or female.

She plastered a poster of a shark with no caption or explanantion on a United Way billboard, took a photo of herself, and posted it. That IS pointless.

1905 days ago
58.

ugh    

Jessica is like the Tom Cruise of the actresses. Playing oopsie (the apology) after they realize just how ignorant they have been...and looky! ...for the whole world to see.

1905 days ago
59.

Roland    

I live in OK and appreciated the reminder about the sharks, carefully cooked and seasoned, shark steaks are finger-lickin’ good. Plan to take my boat out into the Gulf this week, throw some chum and fill my freezer with harpooned shark, fresh and tasty! Give plenty away to friends, too. We all appreciate good shark steaks!

1905 days ago
60.

Mia    

She is an idiot. And she is breeding.

1905 days ago
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