I have a top five list of male celebrities. I also have pictures on my computer of those five celebrities, which my screen saver rotates through. There was a picture of Ewan McGregor that appeared on the screen and usually I’m just, you know, looking at Ewan McGregor. But today I looked at the quote that was inset in the picture. It’s a quote from Ewan and is as follows: “War should be the last resort, but if you’re going to do it, you should really do it properly.”
Well thanks for clearing that up. The Pentagon thanks you, sir, for the new strategy.
This picture and quote came from an article about his role in Black Hawk Down where he played a military officer during the war in Somalia. But does his role in a (bad) war movie qualify him for making statements about war?
My point is this: Why do we give celebrities clout in areas where they’ve done nothing to deserve it? So you starred in a movie. That’s great. I’ll buy it on DVD and spend an evening being entertained by it, but that doesn’t mean I want to hear you speak on the depletion of the rain forest or our economic decline. I’ll leave that to people with degrees in those fields and do that stuff for a living, thank you.