Yeah, people weren’t very happy with him here after his infamous interview with El Chapo. The perception was that he doesn’t have any idea what he is doing and that he does more harm that good. Although apparently he inadvertently or not helped to capture him so there was a happy ending, I guess!
I don’t know who that is but I saw a local YouTube celebrity doing the same. Actually apparently there are a few. But I saw this guy on Twitter and I kinda admired how he was responded to critics telling him that he will die saying that he knows he is risking his life, that he knows the cost and he is prepared to pay it because he loves his work. Then I watched one of his reports and it’s clear that he isn’t well informed about the situation there and he isn’t very sensitive about what people is suffering there (he said he was tell that he very probably won’t be bothered by the Russians because he isn’t an Ukrainian and that he was offered some way to get out there but he would be accompanied only by locals and that is risky for him!)
I would admire them if their “bravery” were paired with some professionalism and sensibility! Probably the same with Sean Penn!
Having read his answers to critics, it made me think that there is some sincerely there: he really believes he is doing something important but the problem is that is not enough with being there and risking your life, you have to understand the situation to explain it to those who aren’t there and he doesn’t. It was clear that it is just a high risk adventure for him! So yeah, privilege!