US actress Anna Lynne McCord’s plea on social media for Russia to end strikes on Ukraine backfired after she spoke out awkwardly about being the mother of Vladimir Putin.
The former 90210 star has been mocked online for the self-written poem, with some calling her a “self-indulgent” and “narcissistic” for drawing attention to herself as Putin leads a brutal attempt to take control of Ukraine. Others liken this to Gal Gadot’s famous video “Imagine” for 2020, which sparked violent reactions at the beginning of the epidemic.
“Dear President Vladimir Putin, I am very sorry that I was not your mother,” the 34-year-old heard him say in the 2:20-minute video.
McCord uploaded the video directed at the Russian president after he ordered his forces to invade neighboring Ukraine early Thursday morning.
Dear Mr. President Vladimir Putin… pic.twitter.com/LbDFBHVWJf
– Annalyn McCord (@IAMannalynnemcc) February 24 2022
McCord talks about how different Putin’s life would have been if he had been his mother.
“If I were your mother, if the world was cold, I would die to make you warm. … I would die to give you life,” she continues in the clip, before saying she was “incredible” born too late to be the Russian leader’s mother.
The actress hinted in the poem that she was speaking metaphorically and was really referring to Russia with her “mother” references.
While some commentators have argued that she meant well-intentioned, others were scathing about what they described as the deaf video.
One Twitter user wrote sarcastically: “This will definitely stop him.. YOU ARE SO STRONG AND BRAVE ANNALYNNE MCCORD.”
Another joked, “Just sing ‘Imagine’ next time. It’s easier than anything else.”
On Instagram, one user joked, “Gal Gadot’s crown slipped a bit.”
Some taught her on her prose.
Another said, “You have to raise the level of the rhyme game if you try to stop the war…This is not Bobo’s lullaby.”
Russia launched its invasion by land, air and sea on Thursday after Putin declared war. An estimated 100,000 people fled as explosions and shootings rocked major cities. US and Ukrainian officials say Russia aims to take over Kiev and overthrow the government.
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