Kate Winslet has enjoyed a long, successful career as an actress. She’s made a lot of money.
And she feels really, really bad about it:
The actress Kate Winslet has spoken of her relief at discovering her ancestors were peasants. She would have been “disgusted” to have come from wealth, she said https://t.co/xElkxGjIPB
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 16, 2019
More from the Telegraph:
The most heartbreaking discovery for Winslet was that her great-great-great-great-grandfather, Anders Jonsson, was imprisoned in Sweden for stealing potatoes and honey to feed his family; one of his five children died from malnutrition. He died in prison from typhoid.
Winslet said that she “would have been upset and disgusted if I had come from wealth or royalty”, and explained: “Mr roots are socialist, working class and, in a funny way, my parents frowned upon the wealthy.
…She told Radio Times that discovering how poor her ancestors were made sense of her life. “I come from a long line of impoverished people on both sides of my family, which perhaps explains why I’ve tried to instil my parents’ values into my kids.
“People never believe me, but my children aren’t over-privileged. We just don’t live like that. They are very balanced. Humble.” Winslet has three children, the youngest with Edward Abel Smith, nephew of Sir Richard Branson and previously known as Ned Rocknroll.
The struggle is real.
What are her kids going to do?
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 16, 2019
Isn’t it obvious?
So her kids will be disgusted
— Jason W. (@j4539w) July 16, 2019
And rightfully so. We’re honestly not sure how Kate Winslet can sleep at night, knowing she’s living the dream instead of her ancestors’ nightmare.
Now that's some next level woke.
"I'm so happy my ancestors suffered in poverty." pic.twitter.com/7rqhL4BUij
— Evil Spock (@DEfortheBG) July 16, 2019
" im so happy my ancestors struggled to put food on the table " said nobody with half a brain
— Foxy Stoat (@mallanewton) July 16, 2019
Great actress, but this is virtue signalling nonsense.
— Surely It's Obvious (@SurelyObvious) July 16, 2019
OMG, I'm rich because of I say words other people write for me and stand where someone else tells me to stand. It would be awful if my ancestors had also had money. – said the insanely stupid and virtue signaling imbecile. https://t.co/vMp3e1j086
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) July 16, 2019
What a vapid thing to say.
— Maxwell Field (@maxwelllfield) July 16, 2019
This kind of nonsense stems from the idea that "poor" and "rich" are moral states of being which we should feel respectively good or bad about. This is ridiculous. It's totally a great thing to be rich, just not a rich asshat…like Kate Winslet. https://t.co/qcYXI521Sj
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 16, 2019
And now, inquiring minds wanna know:
Is she giving away all her money? If not, why not? https://t.co/uflVZw2FE8
— [shrug emoji] (@jtLOL) July 16, 2019
Won’t she please think of the children?
Then her kids are suffering, I will alleviate them of their financial burden any day
— Michael A. ? (@WolffintheWild) July 16, 2019
I would also be disgusted. So disgusted. Let the dishonor rain upon me. https://t.co/UklVNHj1ml
— Gadfly With Me (@NathanWurtzel) July 16, 2019
We’d like to get in on some of that dishonor, too.
I am so done with Woke people.
— Pooja (@poojagaurav) July 16, 2019