The original story is about Gerard Depardieu published on the Daily Mail. Depardieu is disparaging his native country. The story goes on about his Russian citizenship through his friendship with Vladimir Putin. When asked about his loyalty Depardieu says he is citizen of the world.
In my view, that is what happens when you become wealthy and famous for your talent, and fly all over the globe all the time. Your connection with your birthplace and with the circumstances that allowed for all that to happen tend to dissolve. One tends to become familiar with all of the lovely aspects of remote places while at the same time intimately aware all of all the negative aspects of your own home where you grew. So then, a superficial awareness of foreign loveliness and a deep comprehension of ugliness of intimate home.
Stick around for awhile and you'll see all the ugliness there is all around and home doesn't seem so bad after all. But you have to live long enough for that to happen and you have to not be so drunk for all that to sink through. Coupled with that is the truth, you can never go home again. You changed, and home changed. Changed happened all around and nobody can return to their perceived early state.
There are a lot of problems with France but making wine and stinky cheese for foreign tourists are not the most noticeable. Disparaging homebodies as afraid of foreigners does not address the issues they deal with that Depardieu flies above and around. Depardieu is not a serious person. Just another privileged world traveler with contempt for the societies that made his unique privilege possible.
So let's forget about privileged Gerard Depardieu for now. Another engaging actor, yes, he is not a serious person.
In comments to the Daily Mail article CHRJ in London says, "The French Oliver Reed. Brilliant!"
Jon in Paris responds, "Oliver Reed and Depardieu so called hell raisers.....which really means ... drunken bums"
CHRJ returns, "Yes great aren't they. In the words of Ollie 'that's what people expect of me, I give people what they want'. [They] Dont make characters like them anymore in the acting world. So dull. RIP Ollie."
I do not know who Oliver Reed is. Apparently a similar type actor. Possibly very well known. Possibly increasingly drunk and similarly silly and disparaging and possibly grown fat and unlikeable as he aged. I'm imagining all that, based on the comment exchange. So I look up Oliver Reed and right off this video is shown in results. I do not understand any of it.
The Daily Mail article on Depardieu is headed with this photograph. Gosh, they are a bit similar.
Depardieu also says some very stupid things about Italy. In fairness he might have meant Italy is young demographically, not historically. But Italy is suffering the same immigration problems as France, so his remark is still quite thick. It seems to me. But hey, he's the world traveler after all, and I'm not.
Conclusion: avoid getting wealthy and famous, alcoholic and old. It shows. Plus, it makes your personal carbon footprint completely inexcusably and indefensibly outsized.