Yesterday the statements made by Marion Cotillard caused quite the stir not only on this blog, but websites all over the world. I already told you my opinion yesterday, but something that Marion did overnight really made me smile. Even in the face of all the comments and negative press she received about her statements, she didn't cave in. She didn't apologize to anyone, and is not planning on apologizing for saying what she believes.
In contrast, lets go back and look at an actress like Gwyneth Paltrow who said something about preferring to live in the UK, or Jessica Alba not happy to be Latina. Whatever the case situation, the celebrity always backtracks, stumbles and does anything possible to get themselves out of the little rat hole they have dug themselves. They squirm and shake and hope their career doesn't go up in flames, and that people will still care about the crap they espouse.
Marion didn't do that. She says what she believes, and sticks to it no matter the consequence. She doesn't care if she works in the US or not. Again, although I don't agree with her comments, just because she is French doesn't mean she should automatically get slammed. Do you know how many millions and millions of Americans believe there is a conspiracy involving 9/11? As recently as August of 2006, A Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll showed almost a third of Americans, which would be about 100 million people suspect the federal government of assisting in the attacks on 9/11.
So while I agree that Marion's insurance theory is a little out there, I admire the fact that she does not bow to the pressure of the world and just become a sheep. I also think it is ridiculous that at least 40 press organizations and newspapers called the Academy Awards people to ask if they were going to take her award away. To me, that shows even more ignorance than anything Marion said.