Army Wives star Kim Delaney was invited to the Liberty Medal Award presentation for former defense secretary Robert Gates last night where she felt it’d be best to honor the brave men and women fighting for our freedom by being drunk and/or high as shit while conflating her fictional role on Army Wives with their real-life service. Via ABC News:
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.”
Video from ABC affiliate WPVI shows the crowd growing uncomfortable as Delaney rambles on. She was escorted off stage before finishing her remarks.
Except before everyone gets mad at Kim Delaney, they should really focus their attention on the person who went, “You know who would be great to address a crowd full of servicemen? An actress with a history of substance abuse who also happens to star in a Lifetime show that trivializes the family lives of soldiers in the name of cheap, homogenized drama. Someone who really gives them something to fight for. ‘For the Hollywood drug addicts getting almost everything about us wrong!’ they’ll say before battle.”