The names include Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese. The idea? Urging Switzerland to free admitted child rapist Roman Polanski. Not that we didn’t know that the Hollywood left was morally bankrupt already, but make sure you read that link for a more complete list of Hollywood movers and shakers, including well-known actors and actresses, producers and directors, weighing in in defense of Polanski. It’s truly stomach-turning.
Unearthed in the midst of all this drama? An interview Polanski did in 1979 in which he made these remarks regarding his crime and arrest:
“If I had killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… f—ing, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to f— young girls. Juries want to f— young girls. Everyone wants to f— young girls!”
Considering the degenerate “entertainment” environment he’s worked in for decades – an atmosphere that promotes anything from the lesbian rape of a minor to outright pedophilia (including supporting at least one convicted director/pedophile), does that statement – and the defenses of this child predator – really surprise anyone?
In any event, this controversy may be doing something rarely seen in the US anymore: uniting everyday conservatives and liberals. Check out some of the reax from the commenters at HuffPo over the HuffPo’s support of a release of Polanski.
Nice to see that at least a few liberals get it on this issue. Too bad they won’t remember it the next time some far leftist celebrity does something like, oh, post a fantasy about killing a Republican politician. Hey, it’s happened before …