Actress Salma Hayek says she wants to protect Mexico's image

  • Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek gives a news conference to promote her new film "Monarca" in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Salma is a native of Veracruz, Mexico.

    Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek gives a news conference to promote her new film "Monarca" in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Salma is a native of Veracruz, Mexico. Associated Press

  • CORRECTS TO TV SERIES, INSTEAD OF MOVIE - Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek gives a news conference to promote the new television series "Monarca," in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Salma is a native of Veracruz, Mexico.

    CORRECTS TO TV SERIES, INSTEAD OF MOVIE - Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek gives a news conference to promote the new television series "Monarca," in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Salma is a native of Veracruz, Mexico. Associated Press

  • CORRECTS TO TV SERIES, INSTEAD OF MOVIE - Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek speaks during a news conference to promote the new television series "Monarca," in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Salma is a native of Veracruz, Mexico.

    CORRECTS TO TV SERIES, INSTEAD OF MOVIE - Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek speaks during a news conference to promote the new television series "Monarca," in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Salma is a native of Veracruz, Mexico. Associated Press

  • Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek, center, poses for pictures with, from left, Osvaldo Bernavides, Rosa Maria Bianchi, Irene Azule and Juan Manuel Bernal during a news conference promoting her new movie "Monarca" in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Hayek is a native of Veracruz, Mexico.

    Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek, center, poses for pictures with, from left, Osvaldo Bernavides, Rosa Maria Bianchi, Irene Azule and Juan Manuel Bernal during a news conference promoting her new movie "Monarca" in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Hayek is a native of Veracruz, Mexico. Associated Press

 
 
Posted9/11/2019 7:00 AM

MEXICO CITY -- Salma Hayek says she refrains from using social media to comment on problems in her native Mexico because she wants to protect the country's image.

During an appearance Tuesday to promote her Netflix series "Monarca" on a family's tequila empire, the actress was asked why she doesn't use her social media presence to draw more attention to Mexico's ills.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Hayek said she doesn't believe a post on her Instagram account can change things because most of her followers don't live in Mexico.

At the same time, she added, a critical post puts negative attention on Mexico elsewhere in the world, and "that can affect us with tourism, with people who are trying to invest in Mexico." She said she doesn't want to hurt her country.

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This story corrects the spelling of the Netflix series to "Monarca" from "Monarcha".

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