‘90210’ Actress AnnaLynne McCord Roasted For Sharing Bizarre Poem To Vladimir Putin Amid Ukraine Attack
“If I was your mother, you would have been so loved, held in the arms of joyous light,” McCord tells Putin in the viral video.
Amid the bloody invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces, 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord shared a bizarre video message aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin.
McCord, who played Naomi Clark in the reboot of the classic ’90s teen drama, expressed her disapproval of the widely-condemned Russian invasion that Putin dubbed a “special military operation” by imagining herself as Putin’s coddling mother.
“If I was your mother, you would have been so loved, held in the arms of joyous light,” McCord says in the video. “Never would this story’s plight, the world unfurled before our eyes, a pure demise of nation sitting peaceful under a night sky.”
“If I was your mother, the world would have been warm. So much laughter and joy, and nothing would harm. I can’t imagine the stain, the soul-stealing pain that the little boy you must have seen and believed and the formulation of thought quickly taught that you lived in a cruel, unjust world.”
Many Twitter users found the now-viral clip shockingly tone deaf, likening it to Gal Gadot’s cringey, star-studded cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” that infamously missed the mark in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the most popular replies came from Barstool Sports personality Kate Mannion, who delivered a spot-on parody of McCord’s poem hours after it went live.
“Dear President Vladimir Putin, I’m so sorry that I was not your mother. You would get so many raspberries after your bath; real funny ones on your little Putin belly. You’d laugh so much, you’d shake like a bowl of Putin jelly.”
Meanwhile, the volatile situation in Ukraine continued to escalate Friday, CBS News reports. Speaking in a television address, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba dramatically described explosions from “horrific Russian rocket strikes” on Kyiv.
The capital city’s mayor, former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, vowed to fight against the Russian invasion in a joint video filmed with his brother, fellow former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Other Ukrainian officials say they’re now fighting on multiple fronts to repel a full-scale Russian invasion that already claimed the lives of at least 137 people as of Feb. 25.