So apparently just as “everybody knew” about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse of women, they also “knew” about Kevin Spacey’s penchant for teen boys–according to a tweet by Rosie O’Donnell, anyway. Further evidence of this open secret is an oblique reference in Seth McFarlane’s “Family Guy” series, in which Baby Stewie claims to have just escaped from Kevin Spacey’s basement. (McFarlane is apparently quite the insider; he also made an innuendo-laden joke about Weinstein at the 2013 Oscars.) Former TV anchor Heather Unruh has also claimed that Spacey “assaulted a loved one.”
If Spacey’s perverted proclivities were such an open secret, why didn’t anyone say anything? Granted, it’s wrong to publicly defame someone based on mere rumors, but shouldn’t someone at least have tipped off police? If pedophilia isn’t heinous enough to report in Hollywood, then what is? What else is this sick culture hiding?
This conspiracy of silence is certainly harming children; now we can hope it harms careers, too, as light shines into darkness. The sanctimonious celebrities who love to lecture us are now being exposed as enablers of the worst kind of crimes. They have turned a blind eye to a culture that ruins child actors’ lives–just look at how many former child actors become drug addicts or mental patients–all in the name of greed. Better that they should hang a millstone around their necks and throw themselves into the sea. (Mark 9:42).
Maybe now, instead of shaking their fingers at us, they’ll look in the mirror instead.