Brandon Morse Jan 17, 2017 6:42 pm
No one has been more vocal about their disapproval for President-elect Donald Trump than those in Hollywood’s elite circles. It would seem that every other week, another video comes out with actors and actresses attempting to either trip up Trump’s journey to the oval office, or just expressing their dismay through song and dance.
All the while, being called courageous for their actions.
But with all that glamorous commotion being made, Justin Charters of Independent Journal Review decided to reach out to someone who has had to practice the actual act of courage. And so he spoke to Benghazi survivor and former Army Ranger, Kris Paronto, who was portrayed in the movie 13 Hours.
Paronto made sure to give credit where it was due, such as people like John Krasinski and Pablo Schriver who portrayed he and his compatriots in the movie about him, but pulled no punches when addressing some of these elite who live in that Hollywood bubble.
“But then you have these other celebrities,” said Paronto,” and you know what, you’re a monkey and somebody is turning the crank. You’re here to entertain us. When you’re gone, we don’t give a sh*t, we will find another monkey to do the job you were doing.”
“They’re not role models. There’s nothing courageous about sitting in your five million dollar mansion and looking down upon us. It’s arrogant, it’s pompous, and it’s not bravery,” he added.
Paronto then called these celebrities who are considered brave out for just putting on costumes and pretending to be brave, while not actually putting themselves into the situations where actual bravery would be required.
As Paronto noted, not every celebrity is worthy of ire. Actresses like Nicole Kidman, actors like Scott Baio, and musicians such as Gene Simmons have all stood up to say that it’s time to end the overreaction from Hollywood.“They’re all actors pretending to be someone else. Just because you played a police officer or military veteran, doesn’t mean you understand what it’s like to be in our shoes.
So you know what, Meryl Streep, stop putting others down and go do something else. Be like Pat Tillman, drop everything you’re doing and put your life on the line. Robert De Niro, you played a cop in the movies, go be a cop on the streets.
The same principle applies to these other celebrities. You wore a uniform as a costume. Try putting one on to serve your country.”