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Sunday January 22, 2012

Kate del Castillo Defends Free Speech, Calls Herself “Pretty Ignorant and Uncultured”

Kate del Castillo Defends Free Speech, Calls Herself “Pretty Ignorant and Uncultured”

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Mexican actress Kate del Castillo rejected comments by journalists on the “Tercer Grado” (Third Degree) program criticizing a letter she published on Twitter giving her thoughts on marriage, sex, religion and politics.

In a new tweet on her Twitter account, the actress, though she calls herself “pretty ignorant and uncultured,” defends her right to express herself, raise her voice and declare her beliefs, which are “very personal.”

The artist, who currently plays a powerful drug trafficker in a TV series, rejected the comments of journalist Carlos Marin, who criticized her for saying “stupidities.”

She called the journalist’s comments “misogynist and pejorative,” not just against her but against women in general - and reminded him that her name is Kate and not “the actress.”

“They ought to talk about things that really matter, not about the heartfelt letter of a woman, uncultured perhaps, but INTELLIGENT, however much it bothers them,” she said.

On Jan. 10, Del Castillo asked, in a letter full of New Year’s resolutions on the social network Twitter, that Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman start helping people in need and become “the hero of heroes.”

Guzman, the fugitive head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, is listed by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s wealthiest persons.

“Sr. Chapo, wouldn’t it be great if you started trafficking in goodness? In cures for disease, in food for homeless kids?” the artist wrote.

In the text, the artist reflected on her feelings and her thoughts on religion and politics.

She confessed she was disillusioned by religious and political leaders who “hide the truth, however painful it might be, for their own benefit and enrichment.”

Del Castillo currently lives in the United States and has acted in the films “Without Men”, “Miracle in Spanish Harlem” and “Down for Life.”