George Clooney is a charming, well beloved American actor. He has a wife, Amal Clooney, who is truly a boss bae and two normally named children, Alexander and Ella.
Somehow, these things put together qualify him to pen a well-intentioned prayer for America for the Daily Beast. Which he has done, for some reason. Here's what he wrote, verbatim.
“I pray for my country.
I pray that we can find more that unites us than divides us.
I pray that our nation’s leaders want to do the same.
I pray that young children like Tamir Rice can feel safe in their own neighborhood.
I pray for all of our children.
I pray for our police and our first responders.
I pray for our men and women of the armed services.
I pray that dissent will always be protected in this great country.
I pray for a more perfect union.
And when I pray, I kneel.”
In the words of me — when I am screaming directly into my Twitter feed — prayers ain’t gonna help America. Reform might. A late sequel to “Josie & The Pussycats” starring Rachael Leigh Cook might. But probs not prayers from an A-list celebrity.
I mean, thanks for the good vibes, my dude. But prayers aren’t going to solve police brutality or like, racism. So uh, better luck next time.