Friday, November 17, 2017

the ever-growing roster of harassers

Along with self-righteous, moralizing scolds like George Takei* and Richard Dreyfuss being taken down by the current wave of sexual-harassment accusations, we now have Sylvester Stallone and Senator Al Franken in the news as the latest harassers-from-years-ago.** Stallone has weathered all manner of controversy before, so this latest blow doesn't really come as a surprise to me, and I don't think it's going to affect the tail-end of his career that much, but Franken's credibility (such as it is) is definitely on the line, even if his accuser hasn't demanded that he step down.

With so many harassers based in Hollywood, people are beginning to joke about who might actually be attending next year's Oscars ceremony: there may be plenty of empty seats. I suspect the attendees will be nothing but grim-looking women. Heh.***

*Back when I was on Twitter, I used to follow Takei... but I unfollowed him when he called Clarence Thomas "a clown in blackface" in an abysmally hypocritical moment of Asian-on-black racism. Takei later apologized for his outburst, but that was the last straw for me.

**The accuser, Leeann Tweeden, tells her story here.

***At what point, though, does a cleansing become a witch hunt?


King Baeksu said...

I do believe there's a direct correlation between the compulsion to virtue-signal and a bad conscience.

Everyone knows liberals live far more dissolute lives than conservatives.

Do the math, folks.

TheBigHenry said...

I'm waiting for Round 2: she-male her-ass-ers of men. Surely there are some in Holyshitwood?

I know, I know. Please don't call me "Shirley".