When Celebrity-Worship Goes All Wrong

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Here’s an example of the idiocy of our celebrity-worshipping culture:
Some idiot had the bright idea of asking an actress who only pretended to be an army wife to speak at an award presentation to former defense secretary Robert Gates. This is what happened:

ABCNews reports, Sept 23, 2011, that Kim Delaney, 49, the star of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” was kicked off stage at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center last Thursday night after delivering an inappropriate and at times incomprehensible speech at the Liberty Medal Award presentation to former defense secretary Robert Gates.
Delaney stumbled to the podium and twisted her hands as she talked about having “served in active military duty family for five years.” “I’ve seen soldiers come home with painful life altering injuries borne of their time and service,” she said, slurring at times. “I’ve attended numerous military funerals, including that of my best friend’s son.”
Except, she hasn’t.
“It’s all make believe. I do that as a job. It’s make believe,” she said nearly two minutes into her speech. “I have the luxury to do all of this on a television show.”
Delaney, 49, has had issues with substance abuse — in 2002, she was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving after she refused to take a breathalyzer test. She’s sought rehab for alcohol addiction twice.
I hope Delaney gets the help she needs — and stays away from award presentations for real military people.
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0 responses to “When Celebrity-Worship Goes All Wrong

  1. Sad…she was obviously on something. She should stick to just acting.

  2. China bitch!

  3. Eowyn:
    I think Lone Wolf is mistaking Kim Delaney for Dana Delaney, who starred on ABC’s China Beach in the 1980’s. The underlying problem in this disaster of a ceremony is failing to remember that Kim Delaney portrays a military wife (in a TV show) and is not the real thing.

  4. That was shameful….


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