Actor Rupert Everett Calls British Soldiers "Whining Wimps" …Update: Rupert Wimps Out
Another brave thespian speaketh.
British actor Rupert Everett called British soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan “whining wimps.”
FOX News reported:
English actor Rupert Everett reportedly accused British soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan of being “whining wimps”.
According to the U.K’s Daily Mail, the 49-year-old gay actor — whose father is retired major in the British Army — said the troops today “are always whining about the dangers of being killed. Oh my God, they are such wimps now!” he said.
He was comparing them to those in the 19th century, in particular to that of soldier and adventurer Sir Richard Burton. Everett just completed a documentary about him for Britain’s Channel 4, called The Victorian Sex Explorer.
“In Burton’s day they were itching to get into the fray,” Everett was quoted in the Mail.
UPDATE: Rupert apologizes:
On Monday he issued a lengthy statement apologising “without reserve” to the “many in this country, and hundreds and thousands of others across the world who have lost their brothers and sisters, their fathers and mothers to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and all the countless others”.
I give him credit for apologizing.
Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi