The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has proven himself to be less of a leader of a war-torn country and more of a Hollywood-obsessed globalist who happens to be a celebrity in his own right.
Zelensky, who leads one of the world’s most corrupt countries, is entertaining highfalutin guests from all over the world, including Hollywood celebrities, liberal world leaders, and globalists from across Europe, all while accepting billions upon billions of dollars in cash and munitions from the U.S. during a period of historic inflation.
He even made a cameo appearance at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Zelensky was seen on the big screen begging music lovers for help while his country supposedly faced a military invasion from Russia. The degree of Russia’s invasion is still up for debate.
The latest celebrity to pay tribute to Zelensky is Hollywood actor Ben Stiller, who is currently serving as a global goodwill ambassador to the U.N.
Side note: When did the egos of Hollywood celebrities become so inflated that they began to liken themselves to experts in geopolitics will all the knowledge to solve the world’s problems?
Celebrities have always involved themselves with matters of the State, but typically for entertainment purposes, like performing for U.S. troops — not sitting down with world leaders to discuss policy.
Stiller, 56, met with the comedian-turned-president, praising him as a “hero,” after visiting occupied settlements in the Kyiv region on World Refugee Day, according to a statement from Zelensky’s office.
It was an honour to meet President @ZelenskyyUa on #WorldRefugeeDay as part of my visit with UNHCR @Refugees to stand in solidarity with people forced to flee in Ukraine and worldwide, and bring more attention to the humanitarian situation. @Refugees #WithRefugees pic.twitter.com/zpNpva233j
— Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) June 20, 2022
Stiller, who was accompanied by the UNHCR representative in Ukraine, Karolina Lindholm Billing, met with the president to discuss the needs of Ukrainian citizens displaced by Russia’s invasion.
“Over the years, I’ve had the chance to meet refugees and asylum-seekers from around the world, from Syria, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Ukraine,” Stiller said in a statement obtained by People.
“Seeking safety is a right, and it needs to be upheld for every person. Protecting people forced to flee is a collective global responsibility. We have to remember this could happen to anyone, anywhere.”
Stiller has been working with the U.N. refugee agency since 2016, traveling to meet with refugees in Germany, Jordan, Guatemala, and other countries. He was appointed ambassador in 2018.
Gone are the days when celebrities dedicated themselves to entertainment and not to the goings-on of world politics.
If actors, musicians, comedians, etc. truly understood their role in society, which is to help alleviate daily struggles by creating on-screen fantasies, they may not be so hellbent on using their prominence to influence politics.
Or is this all by design?
Author: Vasily Ivanov