Adrian Grenier’s Controversial 9/11 Post & Why He’s Right
Entourage star Adrian Grenier is in hot water for posting what some see as a controversial post on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 on Twitter.
The post said,
“R.I.P. the 2,996 Americans who died in 9/11. R.I.P. the 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do.”
A flood of people started bashing Grenier on Twitter saying things like,
“Today was not the day to post this. Classless. You have no idea how families feel everyday on this day and everyday period.”
Another Twitter user said,
“That sure was a slap in the face at the 9/11 victims! But when your a second tier actor, it’s I need attention time.”
First of all it’s as though people care more about the 2996 people than the 1.4 million when they should care just the same about every individual. What’s classless is attacking him for making note of the countless innocent people who’ve died in Iraq. A massive number of those who died in Iraq were children. The stories are horrendous and it’s classless to use your fame to speak out against such a horrible group victimization?
But of course people on average care more about Americans than Iraqis. Super liberal will talk about equality until it gets to offense and then they get their panties in a knot. Neocons will support Americans over other countries no matter the actions any day. Someone forgot to tell them that building an empire isn’t very conservative by definition.
Then to say it’s a slap in the face of 9/11 victims? Did anyone ever ask those who died on 9/11 for the government to use the emotion surrounding their deaths to kill innocent children en mass overseas? I would guess the majority of them wouldn’t be set out for vendetta at the rate the US was killing the innocent through fearmongering and playing with the emotions of the people. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and the US just used the excuse of scary brown people to decimate a country and make it worse, all while inviting Al Qaeda and recently ISIS into Iraq. This is all because the US claimed they wanted to help with Iraq’s civil war. They used the right crisis and over a million died.
Let’s not forget he US armed and funded Iraq in 1968 and 1983.
I don’t like to race bait but this story sounds like racism as people are used to white faces in the western world. Brown faces confuse them, feels foreign to them and they can’t relate it to their daughter or mother or father. So instantly Iraqis don’t matter to people. They’re too far away and their culture scares the average mainstream news watcher. Americans don’t like their egos hurt. Out of sight, out of mind right? This is due to very good propaganda in the media. To convince you that
millions being killed with your tax dollars doesn’t affect you and that your freedom is somehow being saved by murdering children and molding this new world order, that’s pretty convincing public relation. It’s your choice to snap out of it.
Adrian Grenier did something very innocent. He brought equality into the equation. He made Iraqis equals to us and that offends some but isn’t that the right thing to do?
Grenier was also attacked from the other side. People called him a coward with no conviction for deleting the post off of Twitter. I guess there’s no winning hey?
We live in an incredibly divisive culture.
Later the same day, Grenier posted this inspirational message on 9/11,
“In challenging moments and times of mourning, we must seek perspective to help us find peace within our choices forward.”
Alright, so he means well. My advice is leave the guy alone. Most Hollywood stars don’t give a damn about speaking out on real issues and instead live very self serving life styles. Bravo Mr Grenier.
Video narrated and edited by Josh Sigurdson
Graphics by Bryan Foerster
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