90210 and Nip/Tuck alum AnnaLynne McCord has opened up in regards to the perplexing poem she shared in a video addressed to “Dear Mister President Vladimir Putin” on Thursday, as Russian forces invaded Ukraine.
“I know how I could easily have moved in the direction of becoming a dictator myself,” McCord told BuzzFeed News when requested in regards to the video, which has since gone viral. “If certain circumstances of my life were different, were I a little less bent toward healing and more toward vindication, I could have been a darkly powerful person.”
McCord additionally stated she needed to share the clip, wherein she imagines herself because the Russian chief’s mom and muses in regards to the ache he should have skilled as a toddler, after waking up “in anguish” over “the children of the war.” She empathizes with “children who grow into adults and become people who do historically horrifying things,” she stated, as a result of she personally understands “early life trauma.”
McCord added that she hopes to lift consciousness in regards to the adjustments wanted inside “education systems” to “protect children and stop creating dictators and abusers and enslavers and rapists and bullies,” amongst different issues.
The actress’ poem — that includes strains like “If I was your mother, you would have been so loved, held in the arms of joyous light” — was met with bafflement and criticism Thursday, as fears of main struggle escalated. Twitter customers in contrast the poem to the celeb “Imagine” video that happened within the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, discovering it equally discomfiting.
McCord was one among a number of Hollywood figures to talk out in regards to the Russian invasion, with Ukrainian stars resembling Regina Spektor, Vera Farmiga, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy expressing their anger, shock, and dismay over the violence.