Unexpected Enemy: Russia Declares War on George Clooney – Here’s Why

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Russia has fired a dramatic warning shot at George Clooney, with Dmitry Medvedev, the country’s security bigwig, calling out the actor’s Foundation for Justice. Medvedev accused Clooney of deploying his Foundation to hunt down Russian journalists worldwide and persecute them.

Clooney’s Foundation for Justice was co-founded with his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. The Foundation has clearly ruffled some Russian feathers. Officials are fuming, claiming the Foundation is on a witch hunt to nab Russian journalists.

According to Russia’s news agency TASS, the Foundation is urging EU countries to punish Russian journalists who portray Russia’s actions in Ukraine positively. The Foundation is accusing them of promoting “war propaganda.” A Kremlin spokesperson hilariously labeled this initiative “insane.”

In a tweet dripping with irony that seemed more like a threat than a critique, Medvedev dismissed Clooney as a “mediocre actor” on a global journalist hunt.

But Medvedev wasn’t done; he claimed Clooney’s mission would be a flop, boasting that Russian journalists would “find him first.” He upped the ante some more by warning that Russian journalists are “very attentive and highly trained people,” hinting that Clooney might want to watch his back.

Medvedev then added that Russian journalists were ready to chat “From Dusk Till Dawn” with Clooney. Medvedev was cheekily referencing Clooney’s film. The thinly veiled threat adds a touch of absurdity to the spat between the Clooney Foundation and Russian officials.

Caught in the crossfire of this bizarre international drama, Clooney—often dubbed one of Hollywood’s nicest guys—now finds himself in a geopolitical showdown. Stay tuned for the next episode of “Celebrity vs. Kremlin,” where the stakes are high, and the tweets are ominously entertaining.