“Please don’t judge a country’s people based on the actions of a government.”
While Greece is in a complex political situation, Nia Vardalos, the star and screenwriter of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, took to social media to remind the world what “hard-working” and “loving” people the Greeks are.
Vardalos, daughter of Greek Canadian parents, shared her pride for being a Greek on her Facebook page.
“As a Greek (and a very proud Greek), I’ve encountered comments such as, ‘they should have paid their taxes.’ The ignorance of this comment is profoundly upsetting and selectively obtuse”, the star said.
She added that she would have hoped that “society wouldn’t simply swallow the jaded media’s typical dissemination of false information”.
Vardalos then reminded the world that Greece is a beautiful nation of hard-working, loving people, “who would invite you into their home and even give you their bed.
“Please don’t judge a country’s people based on the actions of a government”, she concluded.
In late June, Vardalos wrapped up a sequel to 2002’s box office hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The film is expected to hit the theaters in March 2016.
When released in 2002, My Big Fat Greek Wedding became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, and grossed $369 million worldwide. The film is also considered one of the highest-grossing independent movies of all time.