Sep 29, 2009
Has the world gone mad?
Top US directors Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese have signed a petition protesting the detention of Roman Polanski in Switzerland. I'm having a tough time understanding why Hollywood actors and directors think why ANY person, talented, gifted, artistic or not, should be exonerated after admitting to drugging, raping and sodomizing a 13 year old child while she begged him to stop. And here's the wording of the petition from Europe's artistic set: As members of the European Film Academy and the European film community we protest at the arbitrary treatment of one of the world’s most outstanding film directors. We declare our deep respect for our colleague and friend Roman Polanski and we demand his immediate release. We declare our deep respect for our colleague... Are you kidding me? How deeply can you respect a man who confessed to raping a child? I don't care if it was 5 years ago, 50 years ago or 5 minutes ago, this man raped a child. THIS MAN RAPED A CHILD. Woody Allen signed the petition. Big surprise. Woody Allen married his adopted daughter. Michael Moore signed the petition. No surprise there either. He thinks it's a huge deal for the government to screw people, but he doesn't think it's at least equally or even far more serious for a man to do the same to a child. Give me a break. Artistic license does not include a license to break the law. Whether it's drugs, sex with minors, hit and run accidents, murder, or domestic violence. This is a lesson Hollywood and cohorts need to learn and learn quickly. Every woman in the world should be up in arms about this.