Comment 107732

By Sleepily-Annoyed (registered) | Posted January 09, 2015 at 15:16:03

So does this mean we can expect demonstrations when the next Polanski film comes out? Or how about Woody Allen, or Sean Penn. What about the people who support people like Polanski; Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Ewan McGregor, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, Adrien Brody, Walter Matthau etc. These folks were not only willing to work with Polanski after he fled the US but also help to increase Polanski's net worth making it even hard for his victim to seek justice.

Isn't there a television music show with Cee-Lo Green as a judge. The same Cee-lo Green who raped a woman and then said it wasn't rape because she was unconscious. I haven't heard a single call for a boycott of that network. What about Mike Tyson Mysteries on Netflix. Are we not not supporting rape by giving money to Netflix? If buying tickets is "akin to buying shares in a company to get access to the annual shareholder meeting." Then certainly the same could be said about people buying products that sponsor television shows like The Voice.

Why do these celebrities get a pass while someone who attends Cosby's show because they enjoy his comedy or have fond memories of Cosby as an entertainer are considered supporters of rape? The logic seems very inconsistent to me about who we boycott. I mean Sean Penn is often looked at as a kind ofHuman Rights activist FFS. The same Sean Penn who tied his ex-wife Madonna to chair and beat her for 9 hours. Yet I'm willing to bet there hasn't been a single demonstration at any theatre in Hamilton showing something he's been in.

I'm not saying Cosby is innocent, he almost certainly is guilty. I just wonder why so many others in his shoes get that free pass. Also, I think disrupting someone else's evening because you have different opinion is a very ego-driven way to protest. Like crashing a wedding because the priest is accused on molestation, bride and groom be damned.

I'm open to corrections.

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