In the hours afterÂ a U.S. airstrike in IraqÂ killedÂ Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem SoleimaniÂ and heightened diplomatic tensions worldwide, actress Rose McGowan apologized to Iran for her home country’s behavior in a series of charged tweets.
A Hollywood actress took to social media to apologise to Iran over the killing of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani by the US on January 3, 2020.
As news of the Iranian commander spread around the world, actress Rose McGowan tweeted a ‘humble apology’ to Iran, requesting the country to not kill Americans.
McGowan led the #MeToo movement amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations.Â
Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. #Soleimani pic.twitter.com/YE54CqGCdr– rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 3, 2020
Ok, so I freaked out because we may have any impending war. Sometimes it’s okay to freak out on those in power. It’s our right. That is what so many Brave soldiers have fought for. That is democracy. I do not want any more American soldiers killed. That’s it.- rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 3, 2020
The actress faced criticism from both critics and supporters of President Donald Trump, who had ordered the killing of Soleimani.
Iran had vowed to avenge the late Qud Force’s leader’s death withÂ a ‘crushing’ response.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in a statement that ‘severe revenge awaits those criminals who have tainted their filthy hands with his blood.’
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that the airstrike was carried out against Soleimani because he was plotting attacks against Americans in the region.
Soleimani has been linked to the deaths of hundreds of US troops in Iraq and Iranian protestors, according to the Trump administration.
McGowan acknowledged that Soleimani was an ‘evil man who did evil evil things’, but added that she was ‘taking one for the team’ as the US ‘acts illegally’ and that she didn’t want any more American soldiers getting killed.