Hollywood actress, Rose McGowan is not losing sleep over her tweet apologizing to Iran on behalf of the U.S. after she faced harsh criticism from some Americans. She had described the killing of General Qassem Soleimani as the US “disrespecting their flag and people”.
“I don’t support Iran over America. I want America to be better,” McGowan said during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Friday.
Her tweet read: “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.”
The head of Iran’s elite Quds force and mastermind of its regional security strategy, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S. airstrike early Friday. The attack has caused regional tensions to soar.
She faced outrage over Friday’s Twitter post, with some suggesting she move to Iran. McGowan acknowledged that her tweet was unusual.
“I woke up, I stupidly looked at Twitter. I was going to the bathroom, and I was like, ‘what?’” She added that she doesn’t believe the governments of either Iran or the U.S.“
So, I just thought I would do something a little strange or unusual … bloodshed should be avoided if you can,” she said. “And I kind of just thought, what if I take a really bizarre way around this. A very strange thought, I understand.”
McGowan, 46, who is known for her role in the “Scream” movie franchise, made this post on her Instagram page on Saturday:
“The US government is lying to you. The Iranian government is lying to you. They are pepper-spraying your mind with false facts. BOTH. OF. THEM. We must save ourselves” she said. #iranwar #iran #trump