The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is the organization that holds the self-idolizing Hollywood awards show ‘The Oscars’ each year, has decided about four decades too late that they should make an example out of men who sexually harass women.
In the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, members of the Academy, which include prominent figures such as Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, have voted to expel the now-notorious producer after over 40 women have come forward to accuse him of sexual assault.
While the vote was not unanimous (go figure), the Daily Wire reports that the vote “was merely ‘in excess’ of the two-thirds typically required to pass a motion.”
They don’t seem to make a whole lot of effort to hide the fact that they are doing this almost entirely for the sake of appearance, saying:
We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The Board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy members will be expected to exemplify.
If they are so concerned about public rebuke and predatory behavior, why on God’s green earth have they never expelled child rapist Roman Polanski from The Academy? Why did they allow him not only to be nominated for an Oscar decades after fleeing the country to avoid jail time for drugging and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl, but award him with said Oscar to a rip-roaring standing ovation led by mega-liberal Meryl Streep? Polanski even admitted to his heinous act, and showed little remorse for it, too.
Speaking of Meryl Streep, who wastes no time lecturing America on the unsavory character qualities of the president from these same glittery award shows, both celebrate someone as disgusting as Polanski? Not to mention, how could she actually expect us to believe that in her 30-year friendship with “god” Harvey Weinstein, she had absolutely no idea what a disgusting pig he was with women?
The truth of the matter is, the Academy doesn’t care what Weinstein or Polanski has done, they’re only voting the former disgusting pervert out because it is politically expedient to do so. As the Daily Wire notes:
“More likely than ‘sending a message,’ the Academy booted Weinstein to avoid criticism and to take itself out of the public eye in relation to a story that could continue to develop for weeks or even months if Weinstein faces any criminal charges. A Change.org petition called on the Oscars hosts to vote Weinstein out, and the National Organization of Women made the Academy their number one target in the Weinstein affair.”
“Both left-leaning organizations will, no doubt, be entirely placated by the move, regardless of its lack of long-term effects,” they add.
This is the true face of Hollywood and of the millionaire idols who think they dictate our culture. They care nothing about morality and everything about pleasing one another and saving their own face.
The Academy might be host to some of the most beautiful people in the country, but on the inside, they are ugly as sin. Literally.