…by Hollywood’s support of Roman Polanski? Is anyone else repulsed by the standing ovations they always give him for “achievement” awards (as though to say, “We support you and stand up for you, how dare one of the little people tell us there is something we can’t do!”) or that he even gets these awards, and is so welcomed and adored in Hollywood? Is anyone else embarassed by the names on the petition of “high-ranking” celebrities that are in support of his release (including a notable statutory rapist who married his victim to avoid being ostracized)? Or the fact they insist he didn’t do anything wrong (as though they were there) or highlight his movie “masterpieces” (their word, very much not mine) as proof of what an amazing person he is?
I don’t normally post about these things, but I was so sickened by their years of support of Roman Polanski, their open-arm policy to their peers who do serious wrong, and the general low morals, mockery of family values, and derision of protecting innocent children that is rampant among celebrities and Hollywood and in Hollywood movies. This is why I don’t watch TV anymore, and rarely go to the movies (unless someone I trust recommends a movie as worthwhile and not offensive). Roman Polanski films stink, his famous testimony and other scandals, extradition, show what low character he has, and by association and support, what low character Roman Polanski supporters have.
I’ve never been impressed with Polanski’s work, or that of many of the actors and directors that are rushing to his defense. It’s incredibly obnoxious of them to presume, because they are in the public eye for their looks or acting skills, that this makes them important or intelligent enough to push their views on us, as though we can’t hear the facts and think for ourselves.
(Then again, I find it obnoxious when an actor I don’t find all that bright, who is paid to entertain us, not think for us, has the nerve to tell me who I should vote for, or what to buy, or how to live my life, when I don’t find how they live their lives and the choices they make anything to emulate or look up to or desire for anyone.)
I’m also not very impressed when actors or actresses like Jeannine Garofalo (I’m not even interested in making sure I spelled that correctly) call the working class names for standing up for their rights, picketing, holding “tea parties”, etc. When Hollywood and actors and directors live in a way I admire and respect, then they can give me their opinions. Until then, I just have to turn the TV off and toss the magazine aside (I’ve cancelled many subscriptions as a result of this…can you imagine a beauty magazine telling you, for a whole issue, which president to vote for? I couldn’t either. I got a pro-rated refund, and was happy to hear that a short while later they stop the publication because of many offended readers cancelling).
I’m proudly patriotic, I’m proudly Christian, I’m proud to be happily married and call my husband my hero, and I’m so very protective of innocent minors, and I don’t want anyone who mocks any of my beliefs and disrespects what is most important to me to presume to tell me what I should believe or how I should live instead.
Thanks for listening. Back to your regularly scheduled program….