Salma Hayek this week became the latest in a long line of Hispanic celebrities to blast Donald Trump for his comments on immigration while launching his presidential candidacy.

"He would say anything to attract attention and create publicity around him," said the Mexico-born actress to E! Online's Marc Malkin. "If something can generate publicity, I would never be surprised about anything he does."

Hayek said she doesn't even want to say his name anymore, lest it create more headlines involving The Donald.

She went on to say that she would be surprised if Trump ever "did something courageous and meaningful that nobody found out about," specifying that his immigration comments, as well as other things he has said and done on the campaign trail, are not "courageous and meaningful."

Despite her lack of respect for Trump as a candidate, she did appreciate that his comments "brought a light into a real problem."

Since Trump called the Mexican immigrants that come to the U.S. "rapists" and said they bring with them drugs and crime, many celebrities, particularly Hispanics, have taken issue with his comments.

Actress America Ferrara, who is Honduran-American, wrote an open letter to The Huffington Post thanking Trump for rallying Hispanic voters to the polls so they can vote against him.

"You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined!" she wrote. "Thank you for that. Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective. Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on Election Day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric."

Eva Longoria, a Mexican-American actress, got herself in a bit of trouble with her own harsh rhetoric on Trump's words.

"What I think he doesn't understand and what people don't understand is words create emotional poison ... Hitler moved a nation with words, just words," she said at a luncheon in Los Angeles. "So you have to expect this backlash. If you say something like that, as he has said, you must expect a backlash."

Longoria later clarified her comments, saying she wasn't directly comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler, but was just highlighting how dangerous words can be.

On June 30, singer Shakira, a Colombian native, tweeted: "This is a hateful and racist speech that attempts to divide a country that for years has promoted diversity and democracy!" She also linked to the video for emphasis.

Hayek also brought up the subject of race in the U.S. in relation to Trump's comments and other recent, racially motivated tragedies like the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Beyond him, and some of the things that have been happening around the United States ... This concept of America not being racist anymore ... I think it's beginning to show that discrimination in this country, racism in this country, is a bigger problem than we accept it is," she said.