Jessica Alba strikes back

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You may or may not remember that video from last week in D.C. where Alba told a reporter to “be Sweden, be neutral about it,” when asking him about Barack Obama. In case you don’t remember, I’ve put it up top. TMZ and Bill O’Reily, believing Alba confused Sweden with Switzerland, made fun of her.

A peeved Jessica took to her MySpace blog, as celebrities tend to do, and slapped TMZ and O’Reily upside the head with the Wikipedia entry “Sweden during World War II“. Alba wrote:

Before I get to the video, I want to clear some things up that have been bothering me lately. I find it depressing that in the midst of perhaps the most salient time in our country’s history, individuals are taking it upon themselves to encourage negativity and stupidity. Last week, Mr. Bill O’Reilly and some really classy sites (i.e.TMZ) insinuated I was dumb by claiming Sweden was a neutral country. I appreciate the fact that he is a news anchor and that gossip sites are inundated with intelligent reporting, but seriously people…it’s so sad to me that you think the only neutral country during WWII was Switzerland. Check out: if you want to see what I was referring to. I appreciate the name calling and the accurate reporting. Keep it up!!

She probably should have used this Wikipedia entry instead or used the relevant example of Switzerland in the first place, but whatever. She got TMZ to admit they were wrong. Kind of.

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.

A better argument would have been for Alba to post a series of pictures of her bending over in a bikini and wiggling her butt. It wouldn’t have helped her argument any, but it would have given me the chance to assemble them into an animated gif thereby giving me 10 minutes of extreme satisfaction. And isn’t that what we’re all about? My satisfaction?

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