Sylvester Stallone, apparently without any sense of immigration laws or the blatant hypocrisy in that Mexico itself has anti-immigration laws that are strictly enforced, is against the idea of the U.S. building a wall around the country to help fight the flow of illegal immigrants.
In "Rocky Balboa," the aging scrapper is running a restaurant when a computer-simulated bout inspires him to put the gloves back on. In one scene, his character defends his restaurant's immigrant cooks and waiters against slanderous comments.
"I support Mexicans who work in my country," he said, adding that the United States depends on the hard work of Latinos to keep running.
In comments to Mexican media later, the man who formerly played U.S. war hero Rambo, criticized plans to build 1,100 kilometres of fence along the border as an immigration-control measure.
Such a fence was "crazy" and "ridiculous," Stallone said, arguing nations should be able to interact without being divided by walls.
The Mexican government has railed against the fence with former President Vicente Fox comparing it to the Berlin Wall.
Yes, another mega-rich actor way past his prime is lecturing us on illegal immigration. Up next, an editorial from Paris Hilton about modesty.