The sexual harassment revolution of 2017 is continuing throughout American this week as moviegoers demonstrate their disdain for one of Hollywood’s most heinous “heroes”.
Beginning with the goliath takedown of one of Tinseltown’s most important figures in Harvey Weinstein, the dam has certainly burst when it comes to victims of sexual predation standing up for themselves and outing their accusers. Among the accused are a number of prominent democratic and liberal figures such as Saturday Night Live comedian turned Senator Al Franken, and Murray Miller, writer and director of the HBO feminism-based sitcom “Girls”.
Early on in this period of enlightenment, megastar Ben Affleck was rocked by allegations of his own on the cusp of the release of his latest DC Comics Justice League movie. Affleck, who portrays Batman in the film, has become a nuisance for the movie and the studio that produced it, as Americans are taking care not to reward these villainous sexual scum in the wake of their exposure. This has made for one weak opening weekend for the superhero flick.
“No one will say this, but just like the Harveywoood taint on Matt Damon and George Clooney helped to doom Suburbicon, so too did it damage Justice League. Like his pals Damon and Clooney, the DC Universe’s Batman, Ben Affleck, got his big break, his start, thanks to Harvey Weinstein, and did so during Harvey’s halcyon days at Miramax.
“You cannot think of Ben without thinking of Harvey, and to make matters worse, last month, Affleck himself was accused of groping numerous women. So far he has only acknowledged and apologized to one, while at the same time strenuously denying he knew anything about his mentor’s alleged predations.
“The only problem with that claim of ignorance is that it is difficult to believe when one of Weinstein’s alleged rape victims, Rose McGowan, claims that Affleck is lying, that she told him of the incident right after it allegedly occurred.”
Much of Hollywood will forever be tainted with the stain of Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, and those who rushed to support the accused, simultaneously shunning the victims who had just now found the courage to come forward.