As of this morning, Kevin Spacey has been accused by eight of his “House of Cards” coworkers of being a “sexual predator”, and creating a “toxic” atmosphere on set. Evidently his behavior was primarily focused on young, male assistants and set workers. My guess is that his actions were not only tolerated due to his star-power, but were also well-known among Hollywood insiders, just like Harvey Weinstein.
Being successful and prominent in LaLaLand brings with it a special kind of power…….if you’re behind the scenes you can make or break careers, and if you’re in front of the camera you receive the worshipful adoration of countless people whom you’ve never met. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure some of the trappings of this kind of success are a pain, but I also have no doubt whatsoever that the perks outweigh the bad……otherwise people wouldn’t clamor for the life that the Entertainment Biz can provide. And let’s be honest……many without fame would gladly be abused in whatever way required in order to achieve it…..perhaps that’s why these kind of accusations haven’t seen the light of day before now.
I’m not surprised that people with power and fame abuse it……..because they are just people, and without a moral compass people can be very wicked and self-serving. Even folks who don’t start out that way seem to end up corrupted or burnt out. It sounds a lot like Washington, D.C., doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. In fact, if you were a fly on the wall at a big liberal fundraiser in Hollywood, you would see the Weinsteins, Clintons, and Spaceys of the world laughing it up and exchanging tales of perversion and corruption.
It’s a shame, really. Kevin Spacey is indeed a talented actor, and I have enjoyed his portrayal of President Underwood on “House of Cards”, in addition to his other roles over the years. It’s also sad that Spacey chose to use the opportunity to “hide under the rainbow” of his homosexuality as a defense of his behavior. Odd, because it does a disservice to gay people by linking them to child abuse…….he must not care much for “the community”, huh?
Hollywood must be a literal fear factory right now. The Social Justice Virus that millennials and progressives have spread throughout our country is finally doing what it was designed to do………kill the host. Progressivism is thoroughly infected with a sickness of its own creation, and the hilarious irony is that it is now suffering from the symptoms. No one can be politically correct enough, non-misogynistic enough, anti-American enough, anti-patriarchy enough, sexual-identity-spectrum approving enough, non-cultural-appropriating enough, and so on and so forth into infinity. No one can be safe due to their “privilege”. Those that thought their actions and predilections would remain hidden and tolerated because of their position and power are waking up on silk sheets in cold sweats. To get biblical about it…….”they have sown the wind, and will reap the whirlwind”.
“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist….” – The Usual Suspects