Salma Hayek appeared on the British talk show, This Morning, yesterday to promote the international campaign to eradicate tetanus. She’s doing that as an ambassador for UNICEF and Pampers. Eamonn Holmes, the Irish talk show host, asked Hayek about her last name. He said it didn’t sound like a Mexican name. Honestly, I think that was a little invasive to begin with, but maybe its not considered rude to ask things like that in Britain. Anyway, she replied that she is half Lebanese.
Holmes, who hosts the show with Ruth Langsford, apparently thought he’d hit the jackpot of scoops. He leaned forward and replied, ‘You’re a lesbian?’
On live television.
I suppose that when you have a man with an Irish accent listening to a woman with a Mexican accent there’s bound to be misunderstandings. Plus, I’m thinking that he’d probably boned up on her work by watching Frida the night before and had that lesbian kissing thing on his mind (see video below).
Hayek took the whole thing well. She laughed and leaned forward and spoke slowly show he’d understand, ‘I’m half Lebanese’. He seemed embarrassed and all was forgiven …. but not forgotten thanks to celebrity gossip.
Salma Hayek – Video
Frida Lesbian Kiss Scene