Actress AnnaLynn McCord defended her disgusting poem, which spoke of her desire to be the mother of Russian President Vladimir Putin and prevent war in Ukraine.
The 2:20 video has gone viral and has garnered 26.4 million views since it was posted on Thursday morning.
McCord appears to have shown sympathy for the Russian leader, suggesting she may have been a dictator herself.
“I know how easy it would be to become a dictator myself,” McCord told BuzzFeed News.
“If some of the circumstances of my life had turned out differently, if I had been a little less inclined towards healing and more towards justification, I could be a dark powerful person,” she said.
Actress AnnaLynn McCord, 34, defended her humiliating poem that spoke of her desire to be the mother of Russian President Vladimir Putin and prevent war in Ukraine.
On Thursday, McCord, 34, posted a bizarre poem online about her desire to be the mother of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In an interview outside of the poem, she said that “she herself could easily move in the direction of becoming a dictator.”
The star has previously spoken about her tough upbringing which saw her grow up in a trailer park, but says she has managed to “heal” and put past hardships behind her.
McCord said she wanted to share the poem after waking up “yearning” for “children of war” and young Ukrainians experiencing war for the first time.
She told the publication how she feels about “children who grow up into adults and become people who do historically horrific things,” adding that she personally understands “early trauma.”
The former 90210 star shared her thoughts on the Russian president on Twitter, drawing criticism from users who called McCord “narcissistic” and “narcissistic” for drawing attention to herself as Putin leads a brutal attempt to seize power in Ukraine.
She began her verse with an apology to 69-year-old Putin.
“I’m so sorry I wasn’t your mother,” she said. “If I were your mother, you would be so loved, held in the arms of a joyful light.”
She told BuzzFeed that she believed her mission was to raise awareness of the changes needed in “education systems” to “protect children and stop creating dictators, abusers, enslavers, rapists and bullies.”
McCord suggested adding “the practice of regulating the nervous system” as “a must-have tool for young children to stop the violence pandemic.”
Throughout the video, McCord, 34, spoke of how Putin’s life would be different if he were embraced by her love.
Although McCord blames matriarchy in the family throughout the poem, Putin’s mother, Maria Shelomova, is described by others as a kind factory worker who secretly baptized him during the communist era.
Details about Putin’s early life are scarce, but Putin described his mother in an interview posted on the Kremlin website as an excellent cook who lived a simple life.
“We lived very simply cabbage soup, cutlets, pancakes,” Putin said. – And on Sundays and holidays, my mother baked delicious cabbage rolls with cabbage, meat and rice and cottage cheese tartlets.
Although McCord blames matriarchy in the family throughout the poem, Putin’s mother, Maria Shelomova, has been characterized by others as a kind factory worker who secretly baptized him.
The invasion was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose widely condemned leadership keeps the world on its toes.
Putin’s mother Maria Shelomova
However, in the poem, she hinted that she was speaking metaphorically and was actually referring to Russia, referring to her “mother”.
The actress proclaimed in her poem that she would have done a better job of saving the world from war if only she had been born earlier.
“If I were your mother, the world would be warm,” she said.
All of this could have been avoided, McCord said.
“If I were your mother, if the world were cold, I would die to keep you warm,” she said. “I would die to protect you from injustice; violence; terror; uncertainty. I would die to give you life.
This week, Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Officials in the country say more than 100 civilians and soldiers have been killed as Russia attacks on multiple fronts across the country.
According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, on the first day of the conflict, 57 people died and 169 were injured.
Officials in Ukraine say more than 100 civilians and soldiers have been killed
Meghan McCain drew criticism when she tweeted, “I’m not sure if this is a parody or if everyone in Hollywood is really crazy.”
Others joined in on the jokes about the actress’s poetry, although some said they really enjoyed it.
McCord’s poetry has received little praise on Twitter, with many calling it self-absorbed and ridiculous.
columnist Megan McCain drew criticism when she tweeted, “I’m not sure if this is a parody or if everyone in Hollywood is really crazy.”
“But thanks to this actress for making me smile for the first time in 24 hours. “Gotcha, girl, the wars are over.”
“Calm down,” wrote @ConceptualBIG after listening to McCord’s poem. “There is no need to torment people by using antics as a weapon.”
@articninjapaul added, “Why do celebrities keep posting their auditions on Twitter?”
“This should be a war crime,” @fishontherun2 tweeted.
While most ridiculed the poem, some saw it as sincere.
“If you really listen to her words and not just make hasty judgments, her point is that blind allegiance to country and power is an ego attempt to replace unmet emotional needs,” one person tweeted. And she’s right.
Dear Mr. President Vladimir Putin!
Dear President Vladimir Putin
I’m so sorry that I wasn’t your mother
If I were your mom, you would be so loved
In the arms of joyful light
Never would the plight of this story
The world unfolded before our eyes
A nation sitting peacefully under the night sky
If I were your mother
The world would be warm
So much laughter and joy
And nothing will hurt
I can’t imagine the stain
That little boy you must have seen and believed…