Mickey Rourke recently appeared on the ultra-conservative TV network NewsMax. The star of “The Wrestler” was brought on to give his opinion on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Rourke instead delivered a rambling missive that indicated that he has no idea what he was talking about.
NewsMax is famous for trumpeting the whims of former President Donald Trump. The outlet has been caught pushing fake stories time and again but remains a favorite of conspiracy junkies and QAnon adherents. Rourke gave his thoughts, noting that he thinks only God can stop Putin.
“It’s a crazy, scary time and I don’t really believe this thing can be settled diplomatically, myself. Putin is very… He wants what he wants. Ukraine is fighting harder than anyone expected them to fight, and… Um…. You know, when I see everything on, uh, about what’s going on there and seein’ all the devastation and places getting bombed that shouldn’t be bombed, uh… You know, it’s…
I think everybody really thought it would be over in two to five days and whatever would happen, but now the Ukrainians are putting up such a hard fight, they’re just not going to give up. You know, I don’t care if there’s two Ukrainians left, they’re going to fight until they’re dead.
I was thinking about it a lot, and what thing that came to me is the only thing that’s going to stop this madness. I think, when it’s the right time, it’ll be stopped from above. Not from down here.”
Fans responded on Twitter with a verbal destruction of Mickey Rourke. The actor didn’t receive much praise from either side. Many wondered why he was talking about Ukraine when he doesn’t have much of an idea of what is going on there.
“I can’t make fun of Mickey Rourke. I remember when I thought he stole Body Heat, & whatever happened to him since then seems tragic. I can, however, LMAO at Newsmax for having what’s left of him comment on the War in Ukraine.”
“Sweet Jesus, Mickey Rourke is now doing political commentary on Newsmaxx. (Yes, I meant to spell it like TJ Maxx).”
“Mickey Rourke is alive ?????”
“Mickey Rourke won’t see your mean tweets about his appearance but your friends who gain a reputation for being difficult to work with, retire from acting to return to boxing, get plastic surgery then go back to acting, and eventually appear on a right wing news show will.”
Mickey Rourke didn’t receive much love for his political commentary. The actor has been getting dragged since the moment his NewsMax appearance came online. Time will tell if they have him back for more.
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