who'da thunk it?
Actor Rupert Everett has apologised for branding soldiers "wimps" and saying they were "always whining about the dangers of being killed".
"It's pathetic," the star of My Best Friend's Wedding had told the Sunday Telegraph. "The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed."
But now he insists he did not mean to question the "bravery" of troops.
Oh no, obviously not. And, of course, we have the 'explanation' that what he said wasn't what he actually thinks:
"My flippant and irresponsible behaviour arises from a deep frustration at the fact that we seem to be continually making war, dreaming up new ones, instead of doing everything we can to avoid them."
Damn, here I thought this war started because a bunch of terrorists finally committed a big-enough atrocity to cause enough people to say "No more, dammit!" Effing moron.
Mr. Everett, you might take note of something Peter Capstick once wrote: that nobody set out to be munched by a lion or leopard, or stomped or gored by an elephant or Cape buffalo: that's simply one of the risks of hunting big game. In other words, you idiot, the risk of being killed is indeed part of the job, but 'wanting to get killed' is NOT the whole point; and people who do have that attitude they generally clear out as soon as possible, because they put the other troops in danger.
Is there a special bottled water for actors and musicians that uses drug-impregnated bottles or something?