Of course Arizona wasn’t going to get away with such a bold move without Hollywood speaking out! Celebrities are voicing their opinions on Governor Jan‘s strict immigration law.
International star Shakira visited Arizona Thursday and met with officials to learn more about the law. After a meeting with Phoenix’s Latin Community the Grammy winning star had this to say:
“…It violates the civil and human rights of the Latino Community…It goes against all human dignity, against the principles of most Americans I know.”
The singer who at one point stated, “I’m here pretty much undocumented,” said the Constitution “exists to protect the rights of people living in a nation with or without documents.”
We’re talking about human beings here.
Ricky Martin, George Lopez, Eva Longoria-Parker and Jessica Alba have voiced their opinions via Twitter.
Ricky Martin tweeted yesterday:
“Equality is understanding that we all come from the same place. Racial profiling should never be tolerated, in the U.S. or anywhere in the world. We’re moving backwards. Scary.”
He was joined by comedian George Lopez, and actresses Eva Longoria-Parker and Jessica Alba.
“ARIZONA..George Lopez is coming..Oops..I just got pulled over..Apparently I fit the profile..Gacho!!”
And later he tweeted:
“AZ announces the first Spray Tanning Shop that sprays you lighter “the Casper”..Tougher to Profile.
“The crackdown in ARIZONA continues..The New Taco Bell TORTADA has been outlawed .by GOV Jan Brewer…The changing the name of PATRON to make it more ARIZONA friendly..Now..PAT RON”
Eva and Jessica chimed in by re-tweeting both Ricky and George‘s messages.
Eva also Tweeted:
“The recent legislation in Arizona threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness.”
Sources: AP Mobile (Image from the Associated Press), Billboard.com, Yahoo News