#MeToo Means Nothing To Hollywood [VIDEO]

#MeToo Means Nothing To Hollywood [VIDEO]

#MeToo Means Nothing To Hollywood [VIDEO]

The horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida, gave Hollywood the perfect excuse to gloss over its own sins in favor of bashing the NRA and going super-preachy and elitist… while being surrounded by armed security on all sides. The #MeToo movement in Hollywood is dead by irony, and the Academy killed it with an assist by Kobe Bryant.

Yes, Kobe Bryant, retired basketball player, won an Oscar last night.


While I don’t doubt the quality of the short (Glen Keane is a former Disney animator), the winning of an award by Kobe Bryant sent eyebrows into the stratosphere.


So, we’re now back to the “quality of the art” argument that has allowed Roman Polanski and Woody Allen to survive in Hollywood to thunderous applause all these years.

This is the same Kobe Bryant who admitted to having sex with a 19 year old (he was married) in 2003 what he claimed was a “consensual” act.

The following statement by Kobe Bryant was issued after sexual assault charges against him were dropped:

“First, I want to apologize directly to the young woman
involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year. Although this
year has been incredibly difficult for me personally, I can only
imagine the pain she has had to endure. I also want to apologize to
her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and
supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo.

“I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives
of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has
agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil
case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was
consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this
incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery,
listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now
understand how she feels that she did not consent to this
encounter.

While the criminal charges were dropped, the civil case went forward and was eventually settled for an undisclosed amount. And Kobe Bryant went on his merry way, in a case that in today’s Hollywood, sounds all too familiar. Behave potentially criminally, harm someone, pay up, sweep it under the rug, let the fans make apologies for you. And if it’s long enough ago (as in, more than 10 years), all will be forgiven.


https://twitter.com/Divashouse/status/970498792238796800
#TimesUp? #MeToo? Ha. Hollywood protects its own, and discards those like Harvey Weinstein only when normal, sane people pay attention to what happens behind the curtain. The stars have finished their virtue signaling on sexual assault and abuse, and patted themselves on the back for changing absolutely nothing. Remember, the Academy voters gave Kobe Bryant that Oscar, and with that vote, they’ve told the public at large that they’re done caring. It’s back to business as usual in Hollywood.

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  • Beege Welborn says:

    Groundhog Day IS Hollywood, sometimes even repeating itself twice before 24 hours is up.

    And don’t you dare point it out.

  • GWB says:

    There’s a fine line to walk. While I’m willing to give Kobe the benefit of the doubt because the charges were dropped, it is pretty hypocritical to defenestrate other folks for nothing more than an accusation.

    • Scott says:

      Thats true GWB, though this group constantly whines about appearances, and optics, then does this, so even if you give Kobe the benefit of the doubt, you can still call these idiots hypocrites… and as for the pedophile movie winning, well, as i’ve seen used elsewhere, the phrase “that’s the rancid cherry on top of the shit sundae” seems all too fitting..

  • Timmy says:

    As a poc he gets pass.

    • Dantheman says:

      Bingo. Would be racist to hold him to the same standard as whites. Almost as immune to blame as if he was Muslim.

  • Doug Purdie says:

    I saw all 5 nominated short films. I ranked “Dear Basketball” 4th. The 3 companions who accompanied me all ranked it 4th or 5th. It was intended to be a love letter to the sport, but it really was just a summary recital of Kobe’s glorious career synced to some crudely sketched animation. I suspect it was a “diversity” award.

    BTW – all my companions thought “LOU (Lost and Found)” should have won. I’m really surprised the Academy didn’t think this anti bullying film deserved it.

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