“Hollywood,” said Marilyn Monroe, “is a place where they pay you $1,000 for a kiss but 50 cents for your soul.”
There are few better illustrations of Tinsel Town’s warped morality than the shocking case of celebrated film director Roman Polanski who was 44 when he drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl.
He admitted to having unlawful sex with a minor, but before receiving his full sentence, he fled America in 1978 and never returned to face justice for his heinous crime.
Now, given Hollywood’s current bout of faux-outraged moral rage, it’s over Will Smith slaps Chris Rockand its desperate efforts to wipe him off the face of acting planet, one would think it would react with far greater anger and disgust at someone who had abused and sodomized a young girl after treating her with Quaaludes.
But you would be wrong.
Instead, Hollywood continued to hire Polanski to make films from his European exile, and in 2003 they did awarded him the Oscar for Best Director at the Academy Awards for his work on The Pianist.
Of course, he wasn’t there to receive it in person, otherwise he would have been arrested and put in jail to serve out his sentence.
Instead, his friend Harrison Ford announced Polanski’s victory without explaining why he was absent, saying, “The Academy congratulates Roman Polanski and accepts this award on his behalf.”
(Ford later personally presented the Oscar to an enthusiastic Polanski at his French home.)
And with that, the star-studded audience erupted in spontaneous cheers and applause, then many jumped up to give the fugitive pedophile a prolonged standing ovation.
These included a wildly excited Meryl Streep, a beaming Martin Scorcese, and a whistling Jack Nicholson — at whose home Polanski’s disgusting rape had taken place while Nicholson was away.
When Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in 2009 for his 1977 crime, more than 100 people from the Hollywood film industry, including Woody Allen, David Lynch and Jonathan Demme, signed a petition calling for his immediate release.
Amazing, Polanski remained a member of the Academy until 2018, as public pressure unleashed by the #MeToo campaign finally forced Hollywood to pretend it had morals.
Until then, the Board of Governors – many of whom are now expressing dismay at The Slap – saw no reason to remove him from its membership, which is hardly surprising when one learns that among them is Whoopi Goldberg, who is presiding over Polanski’s conviction said, “I know it wasn’t rape. It was something different.”
No, Whoopi, it was definitely rape-rape.
From a child.
So spare me Hollywood’s moral onslaught over Will Smith slapping a guy for mocking his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
You don’t have to condone the violence, which I don’t understand why he suddenly lost his head thinking (wrongly) that Rock was deliberately mocking the woman he loves her troubling condition of hair loss from alopecia.
Smith, who up until then had had a gloriously flawless career as one of the industry’s nice guys, has since shown genuine regret and remorse for his over-emotional actions, but that doesn’t cut the ice with his peer group, who yell at him to be professionally burned at the stake.
And honestly, there’s nothing more sickening than watching Hollywood now turn into a foam of plastic insult considering how his immediate reaction to what happened was to award Smith the Best Oscar half an hour later award and giving him a loud Polanski-esque standing ovation.
It wasn’t until it was pointed out that this looked like hypocrisy by a community constantly trying to moralize the “inappropriate” behavior of the likes of Donald Trump that Hollywood went into full condemnation-and-breakdown mode.
Apparently that wasn’t enough Smith resigned from the Academy himself just days after the incident, nor that he is apologized several times, creeping to Rock himself, who was unaware of Jada’s alopecia and was therefore an innocent victim of the ugly episode, who deserves credit for keeping his cool.
There is now a concerted effort to destroy Smith’s career, with companies like Netflix and Apple are reportedly moving fast to distance themselves from the troubled star — it’s particularly ironic that none of the woke Brigades seem to care about his apparent mental health issues — “putting projects they have with him on hold.”
But Hollywood can’t fool me with this absurdly insincere sudden outburst of false ethical concerns.
Woody Allen ran along and later married his wife Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi and was then accused of repeatedly sexually abusing his own adopted daughterDylan Farrow when she was just seven years old.
He still works in Hollywood.
Mel Gibson beat up his girlfriend and said to her, “You look like a damn pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n—-rs, it’s your fault.” On another occasion, he said, “F-King of the Jews … The Jews are responsible for all wars in the world.”
He still works in Hollywood.
Harvey Weinstein has won an Oscar – and his company has won 81 of them – but it hasn’t been revoked since his Exposure as a hideous sexual predator.
And so unrefreshingly on…
The truth is that Hollywood wouldn’t know the moral if it got slapped on its collective two faces.
As we saw at Disney claims to care about LGBT rights in Floridawhile content is streamed to countries where homosexuality is illegal, all she cares about is money and ridiculous virtue tokens.
That’s why the campaign to cancel Will Smith is so pathetic.
If Hollywood wants to fire someone for not living up to their moral standard, it should start with themselves.
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