I would just like to ask *Hollywood* why is Mel Gibson’s Career Over, but that Child Molestor Roman Polanski’s isn’t?
Hollywood embraces Roman Polanski...
NEW YORK (CNN) — When filmmaker Roman Polanski was arrested Saturday in Switzerland, he was on his way to accept an award for Lifetime Achievement at the Zurich Film Festival.
Polanski’s friend, Swiss filmmaker Otto Weisser, was among the first to publicly run to his defense.
“This is for me a shock. I am ashamed to be Swiss, that the Swiss is doing such a thing to brilliant fantastic genius, that millions and millions of people love his work,” Weisser said upon learning the director had been detained by Swiss authorities. “He’s a brilliant guy, and he made a little mistake 32 years ago. What a shame for Switzerland.”
By Tuesday, more than 130 heavyweights in the movie industry had taken up Polanski’s cause.
An online petition has been signed by directors such as Marin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Pedro Almodovar, as well as actors.
Studio chief Harvey Weinstein told CNN in a statement: “We are calling every filmmaker we can to help fix this terrible situation.”
[link to edition.cnn.com]
Some animals (stars) are more equal than others.
Hollywood seems to be populated by mindless sheep who do what the ‘bosses’ say. And they make a lot of noise with their bleating. They know if they don’t they are instantly unemployable. It’s a mob town in every sense of the word.
Because being a child molester isn't rape-rape, and isn't even a big deal in hollyweird, but using the "N-word" is an unpardonable offense.
exactly! and this writer has the nerve to say that anyone with moral decency would not watch a Mel Gibson film? hypocrits!