Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.
Actress Rose McGowan offered a “fast backpedal” to an utterly embarrassing tweet in response to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force — widely seen as a terrorist, the general had plenty of American blood on his hands.
The hard-left actress took to Twitter to plead with Iran to “not kill us” in response to the drone strike — either she’s completely ignorant about U.S. military capabilities, or she is so blinded by hatred of her country that she can’t see reality.
Claiming that 52 percent of the U.S. “humbly” apologize to the world’s leading state sponsor of terror in a tweet that began “Dear Iran,” McGowan said of Trump: “We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape.”
While such ramblings may require professional help, on a more positive note, at least McGowan’s in touch with reality enough to now admit she “freaked out” — either that, or she came down from whatever it was she may have been on.
“Ok, so I freaked out because we may have any impending war,” she tweeted Friday. “Sometimes it’s okay to freak out on those in power. It’s our right. That is what so many Brave soldiers have fought for. That is democracy. I do not want any more American soldiers killed. That’s it.”
Ok, so I freaked out because we may have any impending war. Sometimes it’s okay to freak out on those in power. It’s our right. That is what so many Brave soldiers have fought for. That is democracy. I do not want any more American soldiers killed. That’s it.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 3, 2020
As might be expected, her original tweet resulted in a wave of ridicule not seen since Opie tried to lecture Trump supporters on ethics.
(Ok, that took place the same day.)
McGowan’s first tweet is seen here:
Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani pic.twitter.com/YE54CqGCdr
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 3, 2020
The actress who claims she’s a registered Republican who will not vote Republican, followed that up with another tweet trying to defend her words by saying the U.S. is “morally corrupt and acts illegally.”
“It is only logical to appeal to Iran’s pride by apologizing. I’m taking one for the team. #TeamStayAlive,” she added.
Though, she wasn’t too keen on criticism:
*Caution: Adult Language
Of course, the actress — and Iran — would have been well-served to take note of the fact that President Trump is not former President Barack Obama:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 3, 2020
With the anti-Trump media spilling little ink explaining that Iran has been engaged in a series of provocative actions for some time, or detailing the restraint exercised by the president prior to Thursday’s attack, it’s understandable that liberals are freaking out.
Ever in tune with the public opinion and its impact on pop culture, as the left is, it is hard to say if McGowan actually had an epiphany that she overreacted, or if she’s just trying to assuage the avalanche of ridicule befalling her.
As for the ridicule, in addition to “Dear Iran” trending, “Dear Rose” also led the way.
Here’s a sampling of some of the responses from Twitter, although there were plenty of serious replies as well:
I think you should know that most of us Iranians are happy that #Soleimani is dead. Not long ago, Iran’s government killed 1500 innocent Iranians for protesting. Iran’s government do NOT represent Iranian people. As much as i dislike him,Trump did the right thing.
— PersianBuckeye (@BuckeyePersian) January 3, 2020
Dear Rose, Please take your medication at the prescribed intervals. You do not speak for 52% of Americans. You are disrespecting them by using the wrong flag. Not one American is being “held hostage by a terrorist regime” here. If you don’t like America, you’re free to leave
— G (@TCC_Grouchy) January 3, 2020
Dear Rose, you have no idea what you are talking about. Remember who the people were who backed you up when you came forward with your abuse account. Stop standing up for actual dictators who have murdered millions. Your hyperbole doesn’t help. Try wearing that outfit in Iran. https://t.co/pdJL8nZQdx
— Chris Loesch Beep, Bop, Boop (@ChrisLoesch) January 3, 2020
Dear Rose, if you’ve seen a U.S. military veteran with a prosthetic limb or brain injury, that was Soleimani’s work.
In Iran, you’d be jailed for the outfit you’re wearing. Here, you’re lucky you can criticize govt w/o being killed. Under Soleimani in Iran, ppl weren’t so lucky. https://t.co/DwC2GETNHo
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) January 3, 2020
Dear Iran, Rose is ignorant and stupid. Please, bring it.
P.S. You suck(Iran and Rose)
Dear Rose, do you know anyone that was working at the embassy or the compound that they attacked? Prolly not right?? So stfu or throw a uniform on! https://t.co/AZ2DapUL3U
— Caleb Michael™ (@CantHoldMe24) January 3, 2020
Dear Rose McGowan,
You can “escape” the USA, you treasonous psycho, by immediately moving to Iran. https://t.co/VbbujqDpa4
— Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) January 3, 2020
Dear Rose McGowan, your tweet to Iran is ill-advised. You are picking sides against your own nation publicly. You realize Iran was wishing Death to America, right? Perhaps you would like to live there instead of here?
— Scott Egan (@ScottyEgan) January 3, 2020
Dear #Iran, we will gladly trade you Rose McGowan for a bag of cheese doodles.
— Dangerous Opinion Giver 🇺🇸🇲🇨 (@SocietyReviews) January 3, 2020
Dear Rose, it is amazing how utterly clueless you are.
— Sharon Knapik (@FreeStateYank) January 3, 2020
We see you.
— That Michael Caputo ???? (@MichaelRCaputo) January 3, 2020
Dear Rose, your “freak out” was an insult to our brave soldiers you say you care for. The same brave soldiers that fight for our FREEDOMS. One of which is the ability to leave this country if you don’t like it here. Nobody is holding you hostage.
— Kathy H. (@justwatchnstuff) January 3, 2020
I call bullsh*t. You said you couldn’t ‘escape’ the U.S. and were being ‘held hostage’ by a ‘terrorist regime.’ STFU and buy a plane ticket ya f*cking walnut
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) January 3, 2020
It was an air strike on a terrorist target, not a full scale ground invasion.
The terrorist target was responsible for over 400 American deaths.
You say you don’t want our solidiers killed, then you should be APPLAUDING that the terrorist killing them has been killed! ?♂️
— Michael Coudrey ?? (@MichaelCoudrey) January 3, 2020
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