Liberal leaning (much like this tower) Richard Gere is shamed by Interior Minister of Italy.
Liberal Hollywood star Richard Gere travelled to Italy on the weekend and held a press conference where he demanded the Italian government stop “demonizing” refugees and instead accept hundreds of migrants who have been stranded on a boat in the Mediterranean for more than a week — but Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had a powerful response to the liberal grandstanding.
Yahoo report: Gere compared the political situation in Italy, where League leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has repeatedly refused requests by migrant ships to dock, to that of the U.S. administration of Donald Trump.
U.S. actor Richard Gere holds a news conference in support of an NGO ship “Open Arms”, which carries stranded migrants, in Lampedusa.
“This has to stop everywhere on this planet now. And it will stop if we say stop,” he said, adding that he only wanted to help people and not get into a political fight.
Salvini, who this week pushed through parliament tougher sanctions on charity ships that seek to bring migrants rescued at sea to Italy, was quick to reply.
“Given this generous millionaire is voicing concern for the fate of the Open Arms migrants, we thank him: he can take back to Hollywood, on his private plane, all the people aboard and support them in his villas. Thank you Richard!” he said in a statement.
Bravo Interior Minister of Italy. Way to tell Gere off. For him to fly to Italy on his private jet and tell them how to run their country is the height of arrogance. This act by Richard Gere is an example of how actors feel about themselves–delusions of grandeur. “It will stop if WE say stop,” says it all.
Hollywood figures if they’ve filmed a movie there, they have a say in what goes on in your country. Great idea to have him bring the stranded refugees back to his estate if he’s so worried about them. He’s a typical NIMBY so that ain’t gonna happen. They love spending other people’s money and ruining other people’s cities, even Italy’s. As long as they’re safely behind their gated properties, they could care less about people beyond their own walls. (Pelosi).
But let’s get real. He’s only there to put our immigration problem in the international spotlight as if it needs to be any more. He hates Trump and thought he could get Italy to agree with him, yet it seems Italy is siding with U.S. immigration laws not Gere’s left-wing agenda. I guess Gere is a Beto supporter.
Why do actors think their political opinions should be voiced? I always wonder that. Just because they have celebrity and the press following them, doesn’t make them smarter (Gere, DeNiro, Depp, Streep, Madonna, Judd, Midler, Baldwin, and others). But they think they can give their opinions to their fans and influence our elections. I wish they’d keep their opinions to themselves so I can watch one of their old movies without cringing. Emphasis on “old” movies. Nothing they’ve done recently is worth recording.
Another attempt to embarrass Trump overseas with a comparison to our borders, but failed. Apparently other countries feel as Trump does, immigrants need to come to countries LEGALLY not invade their borders.
Shut your mouth, Gere, and act! Love America or Leave it (but go LEGALLY.)