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The Moral Cesspit That Is Hollywood
 
# 1 : Saturday 14-10-2017 @ 06:13
 
 
I've long been aware that Hollywood is far from squeaky clean when it comes to morals and fair play, and that hungry young actresses and actors are often taken advantage of by powerful power brokers in Tinseltown. The "casting couch" isn't called this for nothing. And it's been going on for decades, probably as far back as a century. Starlets regularly having to do sexual favours in return for launching their careers.

But the emerging Harvey Weinstein scandal, where serious allegations of sexual misconduct by one of the most powerful and influential producers in Hollywood has blown the lid open on the sheer sordid goings on in the US entertainment industry. Weinstein abused dozens of young women in return for favours - basically advancing their careers.

But it seems that Weinstein is the tip of the iceberg - that he is just the fall guy du jour and that Hollywood and the media hope if he goes down for his vile behaviour, it will all go away. Now there are allegations that child stars have been routinely sexually abused by powerful Hollywood figures which is vile beyond belief. No wonder so many child actors end up drug addicts and die young.

Also, there is complete hypocrisy where A list actors, actresses and directors are now trying to distance themselves from Weinstein by publicly stating that either they didn't know what was going on or did know but were too "afraid" to speak up until now. Please! The silence of others connected to Hollywood is deafening.

Have you heard of this scandal and what do you think? Do you think the Hollywood cesspit will be purged or will it be business as usual?


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# 2 : Saturday 14-10-2017 @ 10:59
 
 
Let's not be too one-sided once a scanda irrupts: we knew; what did we do?

And "hungry young actresses and actors are often taken advantage of" are also a horde of wannabes who would do anything to simulate "talent". There are genuine victims, but there are also a lot of willing facilitators who saw a chance then to get some limelight, and see a chance now to get some more.

And the wannabes who cry wolf the louder once the wolf is in cage, are also the one who put social pressure on the authentic victims, the unwilling victims, who spoke up then and were slut-shamed or victim-shamed or threatened then.

Reminds me of how a nation who was happy to look away when the Brothers were abusing children often perceived as "scummy", have all gotten a new lease of virtue 60 years later, and claimed that the masse-abuse of all types of children by "The Clergy" was such an unexpected surprise. In that case, the real victims were all the abused children, and the "willing victims" were the Irish people who tolerated it under the cover of "order".
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# 3 : Saturday 14-10-2017 @ 15:14
 
 
It's about power , privilege, entitlement .
It's about misogyny.
Women have been talking , writing about Weinstein for years but he's not the only one and it's not only happening in Hollywood.
We've had high profile cases of men, Dominic Kahn being tried and Donald trump ?
But they all have the same characteristics predators , misogonysts with power and a sense of entitlement .
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# 4 : Saturday 14-10-2017 @ 23:09
 
 
Weinstein has been expelled by the Motion Picture Academy. But this just seems like damage control - Hollywood doesn't want the scandal spreading to other major figures, some who are believed to be engaged in paedophelia and sex trafficking. Hollywood is a cesspit.

Meanwhile Weinstein has gone into rehab.

Link:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-harvey-weins etc ...
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# 5 : Sunday 15-10-2017 @ 00:10
 
 
He'll go to jail for 18 months and it'll be forgotten about.
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# 6 : Sunday 15-10-2017 @ 08:40
 
 
He is unlikely to be jailed, he went voluntarily in a sex addicts program 2000 a day , nice when you are rich, even though he's not a sex addict.
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# 7 : Sunday 15-10-2017 @ 10:40
 
 
So several accusations of rape and you don't think he'll go to jail because he checked himself into a clinic?

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# 8 : Sunday 15-10-2017 @ 14:30
 
 
He hasn't been arrested there is no case in the courts and he is " innocent until proven guilty" and he is treating himself in a clinic , how far away from jail do you think he is?
Even if he was arrested they'll leave him in his " clinic" because he's under treatment rather than put him in jail.
Rich predators don't go to jail they buy out the system
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# 9 : Sunday 15-10-2017 @ 14:35
 
 
Amanda brunker just said an Irish "tycoon" tried the same shit on her when she was 17 ! She won't even name him probably beacause his lawyers would damage her so much .
System is shit
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# 10 : Sunday 15-10-2017 @ 19:59
 
 
Woody fucking Allen says he's 'sad' for Weinstein. Not angry, not disgusted. Sad.
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# 11 : Sunday 15-10-2017 @ 23:09
 
 
Well Woody would say that now.
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# 12 : Monday 16-10-2017 @ 01:54
 
 
Someone said :
Woody fucking Allen says he's 'sad' for Weinstein. Not angry, not disgusted. Sad.

Pathetic. This would be the same Woody Allen who married his adopted daughter and is suspected of molesting his other adopted daughter when she was only about 4?

And let's not forget when the Hollywood elite gave Roman Polanski a standing ovation and a lifetime achievement award a few years back, the same Roman Polanski who drugged and raped a 13 year old girl back in the 1970s.

Hollywood is utterly amoral.

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# 13 : Monday 16-10-2017 @ 05:32
 
 
Someone said :

Pathetic. This would be the same Woody Allen who married his adopted daughter and is suspected of molesting his other adopted daughter when she was only about 4?

And let's not forget when the Hollywood elite gave Roman Polanski a standing ovation and a lifetime achievement award a few years back, the same Roman Polanski who drugged and raped a 13 year old girl back in the 1970s.

Hollywood is utterly amoral.

It is not just Hollywood , there are industries like film where it's easy for predators to prey but anywhere that there are young people that can be preyed on by older people this type of behavior is going to happen and the systems protect them.

Weinstein is only exposed because he has lost power and influence and his ability to damage the careers of those who speak out has gone if he still had that power the voices that denounced him as had happened before would have gone unheard unnoticed .

And even when the abusers are caught red handed the system and those belonging to it will still try and protect them and this is the sense of entitlement kicking in, they think but it's us , the same rules can't apply , we must know somebody, we can handle this , getting away with it is what's important it's us and you and we can do what we like .
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# 14 : Monday 16-10-2017 @ 06:44
 
 
I'm sorry there love but the "moral cesspit" that is Hollywood is no different to the moral cesspit that is Facebook, or Boards.ie or even here. I mean you are an admin so I assume you read the classifieds on here? the amount of people who are "attached" or "married" (and I'd use those words very loosely) who'd get up on a scabby dog just to get their hole and not give a flying fuck what STD they'd be bringing home to their other half is astounding. The "Sexual issues" part of the forum alone has absolutely no sexual issues, it is just a load of people with messed up fetishes looking for other people with the same messed up fetishes to justify their behaviour, it's like "If other people are doing it then it's ok if I do it too". Only for it would probably be a bannable offence I'd sit there all day taking the piss out of them. I honestly find it hilarious you that you have the front to be an admin on here and have the cheek to call somewhere else a cesspit
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# 15 : Monday 16-10-2017 @ 07:12
 
 
It is not only Hollywood.
Does not make it right, or worse, or better, or different. But this sexism is endemic, and Hollywood is simply a very deformed magnifying glass.

And that magnifying glass and deforming mirror is the perfect excuse to look at it in awe and ignore the reality of sexism and perversion where we can make a difference ourselves.

Let's look around, and see all the daily occurrences where our daughters and nieces are being told by micro-signals that they are women and that women are somehow inferior and submissive. Or that they are different and have to pay for it. (And that extends to our sons and nephews.

Look at dress codes in schools, look at adverts and toy catalogs, look at commercials and children stories, look at how we use the language, look at how we allow poisoned female hygiene products and how we ostracize periods.

Do we realize how violent the simple fact of replacing period blood by a blue liquid in ads is, to young teenagers?

Let's start with the small things at home, rather than simulate outrage for the remote things in the neighbor's barn. [Edit: that includes those who try to misrepresent my point of view as victim-shaming!]

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