Sunday, June 08, 2008

Actor says British Soldiers are Wimps

Former rent boy and prostitute Rupert Everett who rented himself out for such heroic things as Drugs and Money has labeled British soldiers risking their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan of being

"whining wimps"
The 49-year-old, whose father is a retired major and has relatives who earned Victoria Crosses, branded modern recruits as "pathetic" and claimed:
The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed.”
I'm sure those comments will go down very well with his father and relatives who must be so proud of him today.

Contrast this idiots words with the article on Brigadier Ed Butler I wrote about earlier.

Why he should think that forces personnel want to get killed is beyond me and surely beyond any normal thinking person. Amongst the many reasons for joining the forces, good or bad, getting killed must surely be one that is never seen.

According to this "actor" soldiers of old were just itching to get into the "fray"
“Now it is the opposite. They are always whining about the dangers of being killed. Oh my God, they are such wimps now!
This from a man who has such great experience of the army having served for a year in the cadet force at his school.

In the article he goes onto say
he never played soldiers as a child, not even with his brother, and that "all the VCs and the uniforms" never appealed to him because he was always dressing up as Julie Andrews instead. But what about as an adult? Does he not agree with Dr Johnson that every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier? He shakes his head and mouths the word "No".

So he was never curious about testing his courage on the battlefield? "You can do that on stage." Without bullets? "Oh, but there are! Critics can kill." Hardly the same. "It is the same! Exactly the same!"

OK, take another example. Say an al-Qa'eda bomb goes off in this street and another one is expected to go off, would he not be curious to know how he would react? Find out if he is brave or cowardly, selfish or altruistic? "Oh, but I do know. I'd be running for the exit and leaving you to pay the bill."

He then goes onto describe why people are soldiers as follows
"No, you do it because you are a nasty, jammy ---t and you want to p--- on everyone. That's what drew you to the Army and that's what they pay you for. They pay you to tie up prisoners and attach electrodes to their nipples and testicles and p--- on them. Don't let's complain that only the Americans do that. That is a horrible double standard."
So a self-confessed coward who would leave others to die, thinks soldiers are wimps and, excuse my language, shits. I suggest a weekend on the front for him with some real men so he can see what wimps get up to whilst this simpering idiot spouts off to a journalist. A truly nasty person. Please don't watch or buy any films he is in.

UPDATE: If you want to read a mincing, mealy-mouthed apology read this article.

Actor Rupert Everett shows his nasty side - Telegraph

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