Even if it wasnt intended to say his job is as hard or demanding as a service member deployed or anything offensive at all...
its still a terrible comparison.
first off, Being deployed isnt a choice its an order.
second, you are there, on call 24/7 the entire time (anywhere from 4 months to over a year).
Third, because of 2, you may go days, if not weeks, without any way of making contact with family and friends.
fourth, unlike being an actor, theres no chance in hell your friends or family can come with you or visit you under any circumstances whatsoever.and theres no chance in hell you could fly home on a private jet whenever you have a couple of days off.
bottom line theres a million reasons the comparison is just plain stupid regardless of his intentions, which I dont think were bad in any way, im sure he was just compaing the being away part, but he is so far off its ridiculous. he should make an apology statement.
shit, you dont even have to be deployed- im stationed about 1500 miles away from my home and family have to save money and leave time to go home and visit, because its too far to just go home on the weekends without taking leave.