Val Kilmer is getting slammed for his comments following Anthony Bourdain’s death. In a lengthy Facebook post, he called the chef – who committed suicide last week – selfish.
The “Top Gun” star said, “How many moments were you from feeling the love that was universal. From every corner of the world you were loved. So selfish. You’ve given us cause to be angry.” Val went on to say that a spiritual guide told him that suicide was “the most selfish act a human can execute.” He continued with, “Those of us that knew you are shocked and angry and angry and angry selfishly angry for what you just did to us.”
Needless to say, Val’s followers went IN on him. “Wow. Just wow. It’s attitudes like this that make having this invisible illness deadly,” one wrote. Others called him “insensitive” and “clueless.” His response was, “Clearly you miss my whole point love. I believe that Love can heal. It is not that I believe because he had an illness it was up to him to be solely responsible. You I am sorry to say, didn’t read what I wrote very carefully.”
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).