Actor Who Called Soldiers 'Wimps' Apologizes

Everett backtracks after outburst about 'all this whining'
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2008 12:30 PM CDT
British actor Rupert Everett has apologized for calling soldiers wimps.    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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(Newser) – Rupert Everett apologized "without reserve" for calling soldiers “wimps” who join the army to torture prisoners, the Telegraph reports. In a recent interview, the actor said, "The whole point of being in the Army is going to war and getting yourself blown up.” He now says his “flippant and irresponsible behavior arises from a deep frustration” with war.