May 20, 2024

Hollywood Stars Speak Out on Terrorism

Nicole Kidman at Cannes Film Festival 2001
Nicole Kidman at Cannes Film Festival 2001 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hollywood celebrities including Michael Douglas, Nicole Kidman, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Don Johnson as well as 80 others condemned terrorism in a full page advertisement in today’s Los Angeles Times.

Seeing some real conviction from a group not normally known for expressing political backbone is very encouraging. In the current Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, almost every story we hear from liberals is on the good Hezbollah has done, the over-response by Israel, the civilian casualties Israel’s bombings caused, and other pro-Hezbollah rhetoric.

But to see Hollywood stars sign their names to statements including “If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die” signals that there is still some sanity in Hollywood.

I was certain that this advertisement would be mentioned quite prominently in the news today as a anti-terrorist statement supported by several leading Hollywood stars is certainly controversial enough to generate interest. But after several Google searches, the primary reporting on this comes from this story from the Daily Telegraph – that’s right an Australian site! As I write this now, there are several other mentions of the story – also from Australia. And Australia has a reasonable interest in this story to the involvment of the Aussie native Kidman. But where is the US coverage and insightful commentary by the main stream media on this statement?

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2 thoughts on “Hollywood Stars Speak Out on Terrorism

  1. Hi people! I’m a new member here and I like this forum, I think its a good and a reasonable forum with ejucated let put a term for the word(Terorrism):terrorism is the use of power agains civilians to achive a political goal.this defenotion was constructed by america and great britain in the 1960,s.that means that every action and again every action and everybody body besides his relegion who act such a thing is considered to be a,lets be realistic,no one accepted what happened in 11-9-2001,nor the other actions that happened after it.but to say that terrorism is a muslim property thats absolotley not true.if a muslim did such a thing that doesnt mean that islam is a terrorism relegion.what really i think that when israel killed over 1000 civilians and usa killed in iraq over 1 million civilian,and we all know the 14 years old girl that was raped in a barbarious way and killed with her family,and we all saw what happened in abu greb prison of sicological and physical tourtchment to prisonrs to get information from them.those actions r terrorism…a proffisional terrorism by a state who declares every day that it want to carry democracy to the middle east!!!! by this way????? so before we talk about terrorism lets talk what r the reasons of this terrorism.iam not defending terrorism and their actions no I whould do that but lets be realistic,arent those actions of the usa is the main reason for the so called islamic terrorism???? when holy quran is being dropped in bath and islam is being hemeiliated and prophet mohammad too,do we expect them to just hug us and say hello democracy!!!?? now is that democracy?? thats terrorism.the solution is that Usa and israel should stop lyuing and terrorisming the world.USA always says that iran has a nuclear bomb,and that is a disaster if iran used it,but we all know that the only country and the first country that used nuclear weapons-against civilians- and i repeat:against civilians is USA.i think that USA should disarm it self from nuclear weapons to make the world safer and want to make a nuclear weapon when that happen coz the reason that the countries r racing to build a n uclear weapon is that they r fearing usa ones.thx a lot,my friends đŸ™‚

  2. Everyone is talking on terrorism. Recently there was a landslide in Laddakh and people are saying that it was because of china’s weather bomb which caused such heavy rain that caused such big land slide. Now who is terrorist… a whole country or a group of people who are actually their power wrong.
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