I had my concerns about publishing this article but I decided to go for it anyway. I wasn’t sure how it would be perceived. Whether you agree or disagree the weight of the words thoughts and concerns must be addressed in my mind anyway.
Some of the articles relating to Weinstein suggest it was allegedly the “known” but the unacknowledged reality that governed and ruled much of Hollywood whether it related to stars, actors, singers, performers or others involved in the Hollywood scene in some way or others using fear and control to make or break your future. The plethora of material is mounting in this regard suggesting the truth of the matter.
For as long as I can remember, hints of a dark and seedy black underbelly that controls Hollywood and probably involves every criminal activity known to man, exists and thrives. The worst of which is a ring of child molesters and rapists (in my mind) and who knows where it stops.
Recently, a massive ring of people of all walks of life (particularly relating to those in positions of power) was uncovered in Canada and included involvement on every conceivable level with tentacles in several countries from teachers to others in position of power over children reaching every level of society.
I’m not denying the facts of the matter, or the dozens of other situations brought to light and now untold and limitless accusations popping up daily. For those involved in the heinous crime of pornography rape child molestation cohertion or other criminal activities, THROW THE BOOK AT THEM!
On the other hand, hints and innuendo abound regarding a plethora of other actors who have allegedly made suggestive moves hints etc at other actors and actresses. I am not defending anyone or suggesting these activities didn’t occur, but the possible ramifications of these suggestions if you are innocent is that once tainted, your career is over! Are these people involved in that black underbelly of Hollywood or are some of these accusations a result of a grudge against a director, editor, actor, actress? A hint of impropriety (especially the above-mentioned actions) and your career is over. Also, if enough innuendo and accusations are thrown around, will we tire of hearing about them and think “omg”another incident, I’m so tired of hearing about this!
My second thought as an outsiders is, how will we ever ever know the truth of the situation? Is it important to know? I suggest it is simply because so many of our youth and young idealistic adults are drawn to Hollywood to fame and fortune in the pursuit of “making” it because they are indeed talented.
Unfortunately this horrific discovery throws into question how many have become famous or infamous as a result of this type of action. We’ve all heard about casting couches.
Some talented individuals are seen at a glance and I often wonder why they didn’t make it big in Hollywood as they were incredibly talented yet they are listed as “B” list actors. Others become famous and can’t sing a note or act to save their petuty.
My real concern in all this, is that one- the guilty be brought to justice and we get a handle on one of the worst crimes there are as rape, sexual abuse destroy the soul of the victim. It can take years or even a lifetime to heal from this atrocity while some can’t handle the pain and commit suicide.
Secondly – my very real concern is for the younger people heading to Hollywood looking for stardom and keeping them safe and self aware-having the strength to stand firm against such assignations!
Is this another “black” day in Hollywood? Does anyone else remember McCarthyism? Anyone painted with communistic views and once hinted at, found their careers were over???
As I explained, my intention is not making light of a real and festering situation that may not directly involve us as viewers, but certainly affects a vast majority of innocent people in Hollywood. And only in-so-far as it adversely affects those interested in heading to Hollywood to become entertainers.
No, Hollywood is not the only location in which these types of criminal activities occur. As mentioned earlier, it’s a world wide epidemic that we can no longer sweep under the rug or look the other way at, but must be addressed. This sickness has permeated every walk of life.
Still women (for all the breakthroughs) are treated as “less than nothing” with disrespect, mysogynistically berated and torn down. Our children, babies and teens are treated with the same horrific worthlessness.
There are so many avenues of thought along with untold questions and I for one find every activity perpetrated against ANY individual that is demeaning an assault on humanity itself!