Amidst the unrest in Ukraine, an American actor's video addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin is suddenly trending on social media. AnnaLynne McCord posted a poem on social media, which starts with, "Dear Putin, if I were your Mother..." The actor is being criticised for putting the blame of Putin's behaviour on his mother and basically saying that she could have raised him better.
Russia had launched attacks on military airports and stockpiles in Ukraine yesterday, further air raid sirens could be heard over Kyiv, the capital city of the country. The attacks have allegedly increased causing restlessness amongst people there and in Indian families whose daughters and sons are stuck there. More than 100 civilians have so far lost their lives due to the attack.
In his statement, Putin insisted that Russia does not intend to invade Ukraine but just to "demilitarise" it. "We decided to launch a special military action aimed at militarisation and denazification of Ukraine," he added.
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This decision of Putin has not gone down well with the people of Russia too, who are protesting against the war in various cities across the nation. Many world leaders, including United States president Joe Biden, have slammed Russia and imposed heavy financial sanctions on the country to discourage further attacks on Ukraine.
Amongst all the criticisms against Putin, actor McCord jumped the wagon with a poem. She posted a video of her "powerful" verses on Twitter but instead got slammed by netizens for the sheer bizarreness of it.
The former 90210 star's poem was called 'self-indulgent' and 'narcissistic.' In two minutes 20 seconds long video, she said, "Dear President Vladimir Putin, I'm sorry that I was not your mother." She goes on to say, "If I was your mother, if the world was cold, I'd have died to make you warm. ...I'd have died to give you life." She concludes it by saying that perhaps she was born "too late" to be Putin's mother.
The actor hinted that she was speaking metaphorically, however, many people have called her video tone-deaf and sexist.
Who Is AnnaLynne McCord?
McCord is an actor, a human rights activist and the founder of The Love Storm, which is "a movement to end modern-day slavery and eradicate human trafficking." According to McCord, "Everyone on this planet has felt pain, it is my mission to make sure they also feel compassion and love."
Born on July 16, 1987, she first got fame with a television show titled Nip/Tuck and as Loren Wakefield on telenovela American Heiress. In 2009, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award and has received the Young Hollywood Superstar of Tomorrow award.
McCord, in her free time, contributes to charity and is the President of Together1Heart, which is an organisation that empowers women and children victimised by sexual violence and trafficking.
In 2014, she had revealed that she was sexually assaulted at the age of 18 by a male friend. In 2015, she spoke at the United Nations in support of UNWFPA, which is the UN Women For Peace Association.
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