An actor has written a bizarre poem addressed to Vladimir Putin.
AnnaLynne McCord, who is best known for starring in the 90210 reboot, took to Twitter this evening (24 February) to share some words with the Russian leader following his invasion of Ukraine.
In the poem, the 34-year-old ponders what life could have been like for the dictator had she been his mother and loved him properly. Ahem.
Staring down the lens, she says: "Dear President Vladimir Putin, I’m so sorry that I was not your mother. If I was your mother, you would have been so loved, held in the arms of joyous light.
"Never would this story’s plight the world unfurled before our eyes, a pure demise of a nation sitting peacefully in the night sky.
"If I was your mother, the world would have been warm, so much laughter and joy and nothing would harm.
Dear Mister President Vladimir Putin… pic.twitter.com/LbDFBHVWJf— AnnaLynne McCord (@IAMannalynnemcc) February 24, 2022
"I can’t imagine the stain, the soul-stealing pain that the little boy you must have been and believed, as the formulation of thought quickly taught that you live in an unjust world."
She goes on: "Is this why you now decide no one will get the best of you?
"Is this why you do not hide nor away shy from taking back the world? Was it because so early in life all that strife racked your little body with fear?
"If I was your mother, if the world was cold, I'd have died to make you warm, I'd have died to protect you from the unjust, the violence, the terror, the uncertainty, I would have died to give you life."
McCord goes on to suggests that had Putin been cared for when he was younger, he would not have ordered his tanks into Ukraine.
"I cannot believe I was born too late, in a different place, when I would have loved you so, watched you play wherever you go... ," she concludes.
Since the video was shared, it has been viewed over 3.9 million times and retweeted over 38,000 times.
Unsurprisingly, it's not gone down too well with most people, who have said it seems a little insensitive, considering the unimaginable horror being experienced by people in Ukraine right now.
One user quipped: "Yes more tummy time would have prevented this."
Another commented: "Hot people just think they can do whatever they want huh."
"This is not the time for such ridiculous shows of self indulgence," put a third.
While another added: "You’re using the invasion of a country, and the loss of human life, to show us why you’re an actress that no one even remembers? Cool cool."
There were a couple out there who backed her corner, though.
"Ignore the comments, what a powerful poem," put one.
Earlier this today, Putin declared war on Ukraine, sending his forces over the border and ordering air strikes on numerous locations across the country - even capturing Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Western nations have since condemned the invasion and announced a series of sanctions against Russia, as well as offering military assistance to help Ukrainian forces defend themselves.
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