Harvey Weinstein is scum. We all know that now, but Hollywood knew it for decades and did nothing.
And, yes, they KNEW. That’s why they laughed at Seth McFarlane’s little joke at the Oscars, because they knew. If they hadn’t known, they would have sat there wondering what the fuck that schmuck was going on about. You know what they say about Hollywood – it’s a town of secrets, but they are mostly open secrets. And Weinstein’s vileness has long been such an open secret. That’s why 30 Rock has a scene in which one of the women says she isn’t afraid of anyone and offers as evidence the fact that she has turned down sex with Harvey Weinstein – 3 times out of 5. It’s why even the usually brain-dead Courtney Love managed to tell girls to stay away from Harvey – all the way back in 2005! A woman who uses only .05% of her brain knew what was going down, but the rest of Hollywood did not? Rubbish.
See, here’s the thing. As someone with an interest in film-making, i have over the years read many books written by directors, producers, film journalists and so on. And one of the things that often pops up is what a grossly verbally abusive dirtbag Weinstein is. Remember that Christian Bale rant? That’s apparently a daily occurrence with Harvey, and on a bad day you get a matinee as well. And if it’s a really bad day you get a late night showing thrown in for free… Now, when you are this big a cunt in one area of life, the chances that you are also a cunt in other areas are pretty good. That’s why, despite not having heard any sexual allegations before, i was not at all surprised when the news broke. Think about that. Little old me wasn’t surprised, but Hollywood was?!?!?! Crap. They knew. And so did Hillary Clinton and the Obamas – they have pals in Hollywood, i don’t.
They. All. Knew. And none of them did anything. They are all enablers to a man who is, at the very least, a serial harasser, and at the very worst, an actual rapist. And this includes all the scum getting on their high horses. Scum like Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and yes, even Rose Fucking McGowan. Sure, McGowan eventually blabbed, but only after twenty years of protecting him in return for blood money! How many women might have escaped his abuse had she gone public when he pulled it on her? It doesn’t make her as bad as him, but it doesn’t make her Little Ms Clean, either. And now she’s claimed that he actually raped her! So, by her own admission, she has spent twenty years protecting not only a serial harasser but an actual rapist! That, boys and girls, makes her the worst of Weinstein’s enablers, by far. Going on the evidence, the others knew he was an harasser. McGowan knew he was a rapist, and keeping quiet about a rapist is far worse than keeping quiet about an harasser.
From any moral person’s viewpoint, all of Big Hollywood has been irreparably stained by this scandal, the only ones who can still be considered clean are the little people who nobody would have taken seriously. Emma Thompson? She would have been taken seriously had she said something. That girl who played the daughter of Thompson’s best friend in that movie that nobody went to see? She would have been branded a publicity seeker, so she has some excuse for staying silent. Thompson does not. Every big name could have destroyed him, especially if they had done it in concert. What the fuck is Weinstein going to do? Blackball every big star in Hollywood? Unlikely. So i say it’s time to throw out all the Hollywood garbage and replace them with those further down the ladder. The next time a good role for some hypocritical cunt like Thompson comes along, i say we hand it down to some woman who was powerless to stop Harvey and his bathrobe. If Thompson wants to continue to work in the movie industry, well, i’m sure there are vacancies in the catering department.
And let me get in a bit about the right wingers in Hollywood. Given all their PC crap about women’s rights and feminism, the focus has quite rightly been on “liberal” Hollywood’s gross hypocrisy. But let’s not forget the Republicans – they all knew. Stallone. Eastwood. The Austrian Turnip. That bald guy who played the baby in those John Travolta movies – they all knew, they all did nothing. Just like Clooney, Damon, Pitt, and the women i have already mentioned. So they are all tainted, Republican and Democrat, all walking around covered in shit and vomit while pretending that they smell like roses marinated in Chanel No 5. They are all scum. And here’s why…
They. All. Knew.