The inclination to complain about such small issues has become disgustingly prevalent among the wealthy denizens of Hollywood, whose pampered and sheltered lifestyles disconnect them from the realities of this world.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow made the comparison that reading mean tweets on the internet was comparable to facing combat as a soldier, in which a Green Beret wrote a response that put her in her place. “I could see how you, and others like you in ‘the biz,’ could be so insecure and mentally weak that you could pair the difficulty of your life on Twitter to my brothers who have had their limbs ripped off and seen their friends shot, blown up, burned and disfigured, or wake up every morning in pain – while just starting the day is a challenge.” (via Conservative Tribune)
Bryan Sikes, a Green Beret sniper and Purple Heart recipient, feels what most of us feel when wealthy Hollywood celebrities complain about the trivialities of their first-world problems: disgust. He continues with his scathing response:
“You know what is really ‘dehumanizing,’ Miss Paltrow? The fact that you’d even consider that your life as an ‘A-list’ celebrity reading internet comments could even compare to war and what is endured on the battlefield. You and the other ‘A-listers’ that think like you are laughable. You all have actually convinced yourselves that you in some way face difficulty on a regular basis. Let me be the first to burst your bubble: a long line at Starbucks, your driver being 3 minutes late, a scuff mark on your $1200 shoes and a mean tweet do not constitute difficulty in the eyes of a soldier.” (via Independent Journal Review)
Even the hosts of The View, a notably liberal show, took their time to comment on the ludicrousness of Paltrow’s comments that compared her lavish life to the trials of war.
“Gwyneth Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My two sons servicing in the military should talk to her,” said Jenny McCarthy, reading a tweet from Cindy McCain.
This isn’t the first time a pampered Hollywood celebrity made such an offensive comparison. Charlize Theron, an Oscar-winning actress, at one time likened press coverage to “feeling raped” just days after Paltrow’s comments. Theron received massive and immediate backlash on Twitter. (via Daily Mail)
“Understand me when I say this: war does not define me. It is a chapter in my life that helped shaped me. Being a husband and father is what defines me,” remarked the veteran.
He concludes his letter with a reminder that the pampered actress would do well to remember, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never… be close to what war is.” Hopefully, in the future, Paltrow and other liberal celebrities will think twice before trying to compare themselves to our brave soldiers who put their lives on the line every day defending our freedom. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that a celebrity stepped in it, and it won’t be the last.