Rose McGowan defends tweet apologizing to Iran after strike

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 12:29:43-05

LOS ANGELES — Actress Rose McGowan said her tweet that apologized on behalf of the U.S. to Iran for “disrespecting their flag and people” wasn't anti-American.

Her tweet Friday came after a U.S. airstrike killed Iran's top general and has been widely criticized.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, McGowan acknowledged her tweet might seem unusual.

She added that she doesn't believe the governments of either Iran or the U.S.

After several tweets, McGowan explained that she "freaked out because we may have any impending war."

"Sometimes it’s okay to freak out on those in power. It’s our right. That is what so many Brave soldiers have fought for. That is democracy. I do not want any more American soldiers killed. That’s it," the tweet continued.

The 46-year-old McGowan was one of the earliest of dozens of women to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Weinstein has denied accusations of non-consensual sex.