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Ignorant as an actor

By Michael J. Smith on Thursday August 17, 2006 05:50 PM

A very bold stroke from Nicole Kidman and some other Hollywood types:
Kidman condemns Hamas, Hezbollah

NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism.

The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper.

It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.

"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.

"If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.

"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."

There's something very endearing about this. The level of the prose might almost make you think Kidman, or some other major thespian, actually wrote it. Does some variant of the word "terrorist" appear in every sentence, I wonder?

Alas, the back story to this one is fairly easy to figure out. I envision some Rumpelstiltkin-like figure from the ADL or whatever, materializing in the gorgeous Kidman's chamber; I see her scratching her incredibly pretty and incredibly empty head and agreeing that yeah, terrorism, that's, like, so not a good thing, and then painfully signing her name.

Comments (5)

js paine:

now you're after
the buck thorns
of tinsel town
father smiff .....
what next
the working girls of vegas ????

For a major marquee name this is the equivallent of signing a birthday card for your 2nd assistant personal attendant. I doubt she even read the thing.

OTOH, how is it possible not to take something seriously when it's signed by Vivica A. Fox, Pat Sajak and Kelly Preston!


Who cares about words? The facts are talking. To condemn is easy but to do something to stop the terrorism is the most difficult part of this subject. So, lets wait to see what she and the rest of "big" names mentioned in the Hollywood's list will do to fight with terrorism. I do not expect more...

Do you think there'll be a feelgood, six-hour, nighttime special on TV to bolster the public's love of justice ? Just like we had in the heyday of "Just Say No ?"

Tim D:

Well seeing how pro-israeli jews are overrepresented in the top echelons of the hollywood hierarchy it's hardly surprising. They need to find parts in movies afterall...

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