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People often ask, "Why do you dislike Jessica "Don't Call Me Latina" Alba so much?"

We'll let her words speak for themselves.

Here are just a few choice quotes from Alba.

She says:

"I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out."

"My grandfather was the only Mexican at his college, the only Hispanic person at work and the only one at the all-white country club. He tried to forget his Mexican roots, because he never wanted his kids to be made to feel different in America. He and my grandmother didn't speak Spanish to their children. Now, as a third-generation American, I feel as if I have finally cut loose."

"My grandfather was the only one in our family to go to college. He made a choice not to speak Spanish in the house. He didn't want his kids to be different."

"[Before] I always felt like such an outcast and now I feel like people are more diverse ethnically. I was always self conscience of my puffy lips and darker skin when I was a kid, because I felt like I didn't fit in. And now its mainstream, and color isn't as big of a deal and if anything its better."

"My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, … So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere."

"Alba is my last name and I'm proud of that. But that's it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I'm American. Throughout my whole life, I've never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I'm less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don't call her Latina because she's blonde."

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  1. trixie belle says – reply to this


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    1st

  2. kristof says – reply to this


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    wtf???

  3. Devin says – reply to this


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    I don't get the problem.

  4. anita says – reply to this


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    She's a BITCH!

  5. anita says – reply to this


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    She's a BITCH!

  6. anita says – reply to this


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    She's a BITCH! I'm !st!!

  7. Lulu says – reply to this


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    Thanks Perez!! =D
    OMG!! why you will be different if u speak spanish??
    i speak spanish ad what??
    Many people are blonde like Cameron Diaz and they are latin people!!
    duhh!!

  8. angela says – reply to this


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    you will always be a benner hun :)
    theres nothing you can do about it :)

    just like me and its ok….chill the fuck down girl ur still hot though

  9. Gypsy Eyes* says – reply to this


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    The girl comes across so ashamed of her culture, it's sad! She wants to be a white girl so bad. Yes, you're part white but you're a Latina too bitch.

  10. Diana says – reply to this


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    i agree perez.. what a cunt!!

  11. g says – reply to this


    11

    all she's saying is that due to efforts made by her grandfather to assimilate in an environment hostile to his ethnicity, she feels no ties to the hispanic culture.

    you haven't addressed why you see any fault in that. did you even read what she's saying?

  12. J says – reply to this


    12

    Why is she so fucking bitter and grouchy?

  13. First says – reply to this


    13

    i don't agree with it but i can understand where sh'es coming from

  14. val says – reply to this


    14

    FIRST! i like her though

  15. 123 says – reply to this


    15

    1st

  16. jj says – reply to this


    16

    :)

  17. stacy says – reply to this


    17

    first! she sucks

  18. nick says – reply to this


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    she's being totally honest about her upbringing. that's not a reason to hate on her. perez needs to take a chill pill and realize that just because someone isn't like him, they're not bad.

  19. loserville says – reply to this


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    perez…you're an idiot…she didn't say anthing that isn't true…what's wrong with her being proud to be an american..NOTHING! You're always too quick to judge others..she had valid points in all of her statements.

  20. mermaidsd says – reply to this


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    first

  21. Lumber says – reply to this


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    Seems like grandpa Alba had some insecurity issues. But there's nothing wrong with considerind yourself to be an american Pigez. That hyphenated cuban-american or mexican-america crap needs to be let go of.

  22. Theresa says – reply to this


    22

    Ahhh so thats why…

  23. Brenda says – reply to this


    23

    What a stupid efen girl!…
    Does she want people to dislike her even more!???

    How could you say that and expect to be like from everyone!????

    She's fucken lucky she hott, or else!

    People like this… (who can make a difference), disappoint me sooo much.

    :(

  24. martin says – reply to this


    24

    if i saw her i would spit in her fucking FACE the beaner looking bitch im mecican and i take offense to that shes a disgrace !!!!!! she will always have mexican blood in her she sounds like a fucking MORON its like a black person saying ohhh well we live in AMERICA so we arent AFRICAN anymore we are white people fuck her!!!!

  25. dude says – reply to this


    25

    who the fuck cares if she doesn't feel latina? she basically grew up as white. identity is up to the person, and you of all people, Perez, should accept that.

  26. REBECCA says – reply to this


    26

    BOO HOO JESSICA!

  27. I disagree with you Perez says – reply to this


    27

    Perez, I gotta say i disagree with you here. Jessica Alba seems to be expressing more of a tension that many children or grandchildren of immigrants…She's expressing the (sad) fact that she's never felt that she fits in anywhere. Many children (and grandchildren) of immigrants feel that way! She says it would be "insincere" to be called a Latin actress — I hear her saying that she FEELS more American than Latina. And maybe she is! She's admitting that she doesn't speak Spanish, did not grow up with any strong latino culture, and perhaps she's never even been to Latin America! She's saying that now-a-days, she's noticing that it's okay to feel that tension and that's what she's expressing. Yah, maybe she's saying "dont call me Latina", but I don't think she says that cause she's embarrassed by it but rather because it's not accurate.

  28. justaloser says – reply to this


    28

    17th!

  29. Santix says – reply to this


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    racist…she is ashamed of her own blood, even if she tries to cover it up…but she cant do anything!! HAHA… the mexican blood will be there until she dies…sorry Jessica "dont call me latina" alba

  30. vg says – reply to this


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    SAD..she's such an ignorant person..she should not be ashamed of her race..i dislike her as well

  31. zz says – reply to this


    31

    first bitches.
    Jessica sucks!

  32. Get Over Yourself Fuckwad says – reply to this


    32

    And what the fuck is so wrong with that?

    She may be a little ditsy with some of her comments and come across a little naive but it doesn't deserve the constant slander you give her.
    You really are a nasty cunt.
    Why dont you pick a decent celebrity to hate like Amy Winehouse instead of Ripping on Jess Alba, Brit Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne.

  33. cunn says – reply to this


    33

    You know why perez hates Alba? It's because alba got Perez's ho Paris Hilton kicked out of the talent agency.They were getting a lot of pressure from bigger clients to get rid of Paris.
    "one of them wanted to have the same agents as Paris; she’s an embarrassment to any real artist.

    Jessica is the anti-Paris — a real star who hates the silly L.A. party scene that Paris reigns over. She made it clear to the folks at Endeavor — either Paris goes or she goes."
    I say yay to Aba!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. HUH? says – reply to this


    34

    You freaking hypocrite. Go by Mario Lavandiara or whatever Cuban name you have. Then throw stones.

  35. Jennifer says – reply to this


    35

    Being American is not a bad thing. America is many races, so why does she have to label herself according to her ancestry? Why should she feel Mexican if she's not from there? Why is it okay for white people to be American without claiming the countries of their ancestors, but it's not okay for someone of color?

  36. Melissa says – reply to this


    36

    This doesnt even prove why you shouldnt like her..most of her quotes were about things that happened that were beyond HER control.

  37. IworkedwithJessAlbaandshewasanasshole says – reply to this


    37

    Don't hate her because she's a "vendida"… hate her because she said "self-conscience" (it's self-CONSCIOUS, idiota!)

  38. perez hata says – reply to this


    38

    perez you're a freaking paparrazzo. why don't you get a life?

  39. Melissa says – reply to this


    39

    This doesnt even prove why you shouldnt like her..most of her quotes were about things that happened that were beyond HER control.

  40. iloveorangesoda says – reply to this


    40

    first?

  41. Lili says – reply to this


    41

    I still think she's great!

  42. cinderella says – reply to this


    42

    FIRST!

  43. cinderella says – reply to this


    43

    FIRST!

  44. Wendis says – reply to this


    44

    thank you. I was trying to figure out why too. She really IS a bitch. :(

  45. Puggles says – reply to this


    45

    Yep. she's a dumb, over rated cow, who can't act her way out of a paper bag. Shes so sour, I don't know what some people see in her. Theres plenty of other actresses in Hollywood who are just as pretty but are far more talented.

  46. Oh please says – reply to this


    46

    It is clear from all of the comments you just showed that she was not raised to embrace her Latina heritage. How can you fault her for that?

    Should the Irishmen bow down to potatoes and liquor?

    Everyone lives their life differently- thought you might understand that.

    Oh right, you want everyone to live how YOU think they should. That is why you out celebs on your timeline and not when they feel most comfortable.

  47. Jill says – reply to this


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    what's wrong w/ that that is how my grandparents were with my family as well and we were italian and YES at one time italians were discriminated against now we're all called white

    so what's wrong with wanting to be accepted?

  48. ivana says – reply to this


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    yeah… don't like much anymore either…

  49. jackattackkk says – reply to this


    49

    what a bitch

  50. Trinity says – reply to this


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    I totally fucking get what she's saying. She's not going to play the latina card just because of her ancestry when it really isn't a huge part of her life or upbringing. I wish more 6th generation black americans would not play the "african" card when they've never even been to africa. Same shit. I totally understand. I don't fucking see why this is so offensive to you. I think she's totally logical and coherent.

    She's giving reasons why she DOESN'T play the race card. I love that. I wish more fucking people thought like her. I don't get it, Perez.

  51. STFUPerez says – reply to this


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    OMG! Get the fuck over her already! She wants to be American like everyone else. She's not hating on everyone. I wouldn't want to be associated with a bunch of freaks who just screw all the time and have way too many kids when they have no money. Good for Her!

  52. ZZ says – reply to this


    52

    First bitches!
    Jessica "Don't call me latina alba" can suck it.

    Perez is fabulous!!!

  53. b says – reply to this


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    first

  54. vero says – reply to this


    54

    I don't get it… those quotes aren't bad and I understand what she's saying. whatevs.

  55. TL says – reply to this


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    So you hate her because her grandfather made the decision to assimilate to American culture and appreciate the country where his children would raise their children and so on?

  56. Anthony says – reply to this


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    Your an idiot, Perez. Everything she said is valid.

  57. nav says – reply to this


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    retarded racist…

  58. SHESUCKS says – reply to this


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    FUCK THIS SELF-HATING BITCH. SHE ISN'T EVEN AS HOT AS PEOPLE SAY SHE IS.FUCK THIS SELF-HATING BITCH. SHE ISN'T EVEN AS HOT AS PEOPLE SAY SHE IS.FUCK THIS SELF-HATING BITCH. SHE ISN'T EVEN AS HOT AS PEOPLE SAY SHE IS.

  59. Poor Jessica! says – reply to this


    59

    I feel bad for her, she is carrying the burden of her Grandfather. She was raised to believe being Mexican makes her different in a bad way. That is awful…and she is not alone, there are other people who are raised this way. You actually gave a lot of insight to her self-hatred and moodiness…

  60. Alicia says – reply to this


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    Jess… your latina, so get over yourself! A person is still a Portuguese-American even though he or she dont speak portuguese. A person is stil la Chinese-American even though he or she does not speak chinese. Jessica is a spanish-american… the end!

  61. mrslarson says – reply to this


    61

    shes dumb. omg she needs to shut up

  62. english bird says – reply to this


    62

    She looks bad in that photo

  63. viv says – reply to this


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    whats wrong with that? she is american? maybe she doesnt want to rely on her ethnicity for anything, maybe she just wants to be an individual and not a steriotype. I think she rocks and if she doesnt want to play the whole latino card then so be it… .GOOD FOR THAT GIRL!!!!!

  64. Jessica says – reply to this


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    Perez, I'm usually with you on this one…but she does have a point about Cameron Diaz. She's portrayed as LILLY WHITE in hollywood. So she does have a point. But other than that - she's not claiming her heritage. WHICH is wrong.

    LOve ya Perez!
    Jess

  65. Gigi says – reply to this


    65

    first? Yea..i dont like her either!

  66. hotcunt says – reply to this


    66

    Jessica Alba said suck my dick you dirty mexican and the mexican said yes master! i will do it! but i am illigal and i have used your country and i am a poor stinky person who can't speak english even though i moved here and i am as dumb as a black person and i am just as illiterate and i am gonna end up in jail or rape someone! And then Britney came in with her muslim scum 911 hijacker boyfriend and was like he yall I am as dumb as rocks and i like arab cocks! ya cuz they stink and i like stinky poop colored cock in my hole! fuck ya bitches! lol

  67. George says – reply to this


    67

    PEREZZZ!!!!
    Thank god you posted those quotes because i really didn't get the "don't call me latina" nick and know I do lol, Jessica Alba is such a stupid bitch, I mean what is she afraid of or what? She may be American be she looks like 100% Mexican and that's why they call her like that, if she feels so ashamed of her Hispanic roots, she should have changed her name hahaha she should be CINDY SMITH or any other name hahahaha

  68. fairiestar says – reply to this


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    i think her parents and grandfather really did a terrible job in raising her. basically she was raised to be embarrassed of her heritage and wasn't even taught any latin-based traditions. that's sooooo fucking sad. no wonder she doesn't consider herself latina. that's really sad but still NO EXCUSE for not learning more about her culture.

  69. ozvi says – reply to this


    69

    ESTUPIDA!!!!!!!!!

  70. Emma` says – reply to this


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    She's right, I dont think of Cameron Diaz as hispanic… and I know alot of hispanics who dont speak fluent Spanish…everybody is different and should be accepted as they are…shortcomings and all…I wonder if she'll let her spawn learn spanish…'no dora for you!' haha

  71. Lala says – reply to this


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    Except for the first comment, I can relate to her statements. I'm asian and my parents didn't want me to feel different in our non asian community. Because I didn't act "asian" I wasn't accepted in that culture. Because I wasn't black I wasn't accepted in that culture either. Because I was accepted in no cultures I decided just to call my self American. I don't think there's anything with how she feels about her culture.

  72. Andrea says – reply to this


    72

    she is a nopalera

  73. eve says – reply to this


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    SO WHAT - THAT'S HER EXPERIENCE. SHE IS JUST BEING HONEST - SHE IS NOT PUTTING MEXICANS DOWN - SHE IS JUST SAYING SHE DOESN'T FEEL A CONNECTION TO HER RACIAL BACKGROUND. SHE JUST IS WHO SHE IS. NOT EVERYONE HAS TO "STAND UP AND BE PROUD AND SHOUT OUT LOUD WHAT RACE YOU ARE". SOME PEOPLE USE IT AS A CRUTCH AND A LAME ATTEMPT AT TRYING TO BE UNIQUE (AHEM…PEREZ).

  74. ALBAisAmoron says – reply to this


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    She's fucking stupid!!!! She's a Latina no matter what. she's a fucking disgrace!

  75. ~*pattycakes*~ says – reply to this


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    Like my sister said that she should be thankfull for being a latina cause where does she think she gets all her looks from? HELLO!!!! Be proud dumb bitch. So if she's not "Latina" what does she consider herself WHITE?!?!?!?

    Like we say "PINCHE NOPAL EN LA FRENTE BUT SHES NOT MEXICAN" who are you fooling.

    Dont feel bad PEREZ cause me as a MEXICAN sexy proud ASS LATINA, dont like her stupid ass either. She's so lame. She is pathetic typical white washed bitch who thinks that being white is the thing to be. I'm not discriminating on white people I'm just saying.

    JESSICA we all know you got pregnant to trap Cash, can you say PATHETIC!!!!

    She's a disgrace to all of us beautiful PROUD LATINAS!!!!

    I LOVE YOU PEREZ!!!!

  76. clearer says – reply to this


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    We all know Perez won't talk shit about Paris Hilton, cuz she's his fag hag cunt friend. And Alba got paris kicked out of their talent agency. That's why Pigez hates Alba.

    "They were getting a lot of pressure from bigger clients to get rid of Paris. None of them wanted to have the same agents as Paris; she’s an embarrassment to any real artist.

    Jessica is the anti-Paris — a real star who hates the silly L.A. party scene that Paris reigns over. She made it clear to the folks at Endeavor — either Paris goes or she goes."

    I say yay to Alba!!

  77. chris says – reply to this


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    Leave her alone…She's right, she is barely latin, whatever, get over it

  78. Kelly says – reply to this


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    I can't 100% be mad at her.. I'm cuban and irish.. I have also had trouble finding exactly where I fit sometimes… Some people deal with things differently, I don't think that she hates her "latin"-side, I just think that she feels uncomfortable because… either way someone will have a problem…

  79. Jenn says – reply to this


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    As far as I'm concerned, that's her choice. I don't see you ripping on Martin Sheen for changing his name from Estevez because he didn't want to always be typecast as Hispanic characters. If Jessica is OK with it, why can't you be? Just because something works for you doesn't mean it works for everyone else. Where is the tolerance that you're always preaching about? Or does this hit just a little TOO close to home?

  80. TristanUnsworth says – reply to this


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    Self-hating SPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-(

  81. AND SHE'S PREGGERS NOW LOL says – reply to this


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    "I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out."

    WHEN IS SHE GONNA "CASH IN" THE NEXT FEW???????????????????????

  82. loveuperez says – reply to this


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    ThAt bitch don't want to be latina. she is so whitewashed it's sad. She's overrated any damn way.

  83. ProudAmerican says – reply to this


    83

    I don't see anything wrong with her comments? She's proud to be American. Good for her.

  84. Markus says – reply to this


    84

    I have zero problem with her statement. She is entitled. We are Americans and one of our biggest problems is latinos refusing to speak english in society. I have to press 1 for english - FUCK THAT SHIT. You don't hear me harking back to my roots from England/ Ireland / Germany - Bitch I am AMERICAN - If you live here and want to be a citizen assimilate or GO THE FUCK BACK TO MEXICO.

    I know all about people wanting to wave their flags to belong to a group for identity screw that - be yourself and drop the Mexican agenda.

  85. mattyd says – reply to this


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    whats the big deal? she can be allowed 2 voice her opinions based on her experience - she's not speaking bad of her roots- they just weren't strong for her personally & now shes just comfortable being her, as an american. why hav a problem w that?

  86. LIZ says – reply to this


    86

    SHE'S AN ASSHOLE

  87. s says – reply to this


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    thats her opinion. why do you care so much? she's not comfortable with being referred to as a Latin actress, so what? She's not "hating" in anyone, she's proud to be American.

  88. Nicolette says – reply to this


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    What the fuck is wrong with this bitch? Cry me a river you whiny rich bitch. Go "pop out" a kid and shut the fuck up. I'm half-Cuban, half-Dutch and proud of it. I don't know if any race has ever "accepted me" because I don't speak personally to any of the races but…

  89. Hmmm... says – reply to this


    89

    Well…she is certainly denying/minimizing her culture but labeling her "don't call me Latina" is ignoring the complexities of race.

  90. castelli says – reply to this


    90

    What a fucken bitch. We mexicans don't want her anyway. That's why Good Luck chuck sucked ass.

  91. dumbass says – reply to this


    91

    And? There is nothing wrong with saying that. My grandparents are German. I am not German. I am American.

  92. mj says – reply to this


    92

    Who the hell cares if thats how she feels, good for her that she feels american and not Mexican. If you are Mexican and that proud of being Mexican then go back. If you live here and were born here then you are American.

  93. JRO says – reply to this


    93

    So she's careful about using race to define herself?

    Gee, that's awful.

  94. brielle says – reply to this


    94

    she's way overrated.

  95. R says – reply to this


    95

    Good for her..

    this is fucking america. enough with the disguisting spanish shit everywhere you go now all you see is signs in spanish and people talking it. People should take notes from this girl. If you wanna live here learn the language and adapt to the culture. If not then stay in your own country and speak whatever the fuck you want.

    Fuck you Perez your such a little bitch.

  96. latina says – reply to this


    96

    wow she just needs to shut her mouth…. what's wrong with being latina?!?!?!

  97. Nicholas says – reply to this


    97

    FOR GODS SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!
    Im born i Norway right. But if my Father og granbdfather came from AFRIKA, i would not say that i was AFRIKAN you dumb,dumb, FAT ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is Jessica albas choice, not yours!!!!!!!!!!!She is not saying she does not like SPAN or her roots. She is saying she is AMERICAN not LATINO!

    Get with it, you DUMB FAT IGNORANT WHORE CRY-BABY!!!

    Loose 900 kilos of your fat "·latino" belly and ass. Mabye jessicas hot body woundt irritate you so much!!!

  98. Sandra says – reply to this


    98

    They way I read it is she was raised to think that way. You are blaming her for something that she was TAUGHT to think by her family.

  99. Rosi says – reply to this


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    I still insist what people see in her. She looks like a monkey's butt!!!

  100. bee says – reply to this


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    WTF?? Ugh!!! She acts like if we are claiming her ass! Please Bitch! She wish she was a real Latina maybe that way she would have a successful movie Not because it was GOOD but because we back our people up ALL the way!

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