Rose McGowan upset a lot of people on Twitter early this morning when she decided to comment on the drone strike that President Donald Trump launched on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. McGowan fancy’s herself an activist since her experience with and her involvement in the #MeToo movement. President Trump signed off on a military strike against the Iran commander in an effort to cease any possibility of a war. Soleimani, who was the head of Iran's elite Quds military force and was one of the most powerful figures in the Islamic Republic.
McGowan posted a public apology to the people of Iran and their government for the “disrespect” that they received from the United States. “Dear #Iran,” is how McGowan started her heartfelt apology. “The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani”. McGowan’s apology came shortly after the confirmation of Soleimani’s death.
Unfortunately, for McGowan, the apology not only left a bad taste in the mouth of a number of her followers. It also caused her to lose many of those followers who have no tolerance for her traitor tendencies. She followed up her apology with a few tweets bashing the President. “Thanks a lot, dickhead @realDonaldTrump” and “Eat shit.”Since the post this morning, fans have called for Twitter to remove her account or at least delete her insensitive posts. She was forced to issue a form of apology for her apology and she went on to explain the reasons for her actions.
“Of course #Soleimani was an evil evil man who did evil evil things. But that at this moment is not the fucking point.” Said McGowan. “The United States is morally corrupt and acts illegally. It is only logical to appeal to Iran’s pride by apologizing. I’m taking one for the team. #TeamStayAlive.” McGowan even went out of her way to respond to followers who challenged her way of thinking. She even told off one follower with this tweet. “Fuck your freedom and shove it up your #MAGA ass”
McGowan had more to say about her reaction to the backlash of her comments. “Ok, so I freaked out because we may have any impending war. Sometimes it’s okay to freak out on those in power. It’s our right.” She claims. “That is what so many Brave soldiers have fought for. That is democracy. I do not want any more American soldiers killed. That’s it.” She even clarified why she will not be voting Republican this 2020 election. “I will never vote Republican. I want the Democrats to win because we are less likely to die. I am a conscientious objector to the USA, it’s policies, lies, corruption, nationalism, racism, and deep misogyny. It is our right and duty as citizens to dissent.”
McGowan is no stranger to backlash. She also shows no signs of quieting down any time soon no matter how much it bothers followers and fans. If you remember, McGowan was one of the more vocal celebrities in the #MeToo movement. She refuses to stay silent in the face of an adversary. She isn’t afraid of the backlash and she has no problem continuing to use her social media and celebrity status to speak out no matter the topic. She later clarified some of her tweets and insists she isn’t sympathizing with Soleimani or any of the people associated with him.