Ben Vereen is the newest harasser, assaulter, perv-in-charge to get hit with sexual misconduct allegations. And he, too, is so, so sorry. After the very fact.
Looks like day-after-day one other legend’s legend dies within the pit of slime.
And Sunday evening, Hollywood will stand in solidarity with all of the victimized ladies by — sure — sporting black to the Golden Globes. In spite of everything, nothing says “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this” louder than sporting 15 bazillion bucks value of black designer duds to a faux awards present. If that doesn’t cease all that rape and all these assaults in Hollywood, properly, hell, nothing will.
First it was the females who determined to put on black in protest after which the act-tors determined that they too would present what feminists they’re by sporting black tuxedos. Versus what? Lime inexperienced monitor fits?
They need to begin the protest towards abuse within the trade by not exhibiting up at this abuse of an awards present.
And lift your hand if you happen to suppose the speeches they’ll give in regards to the shock and outrage they felt upon “discovering” that so most of the kings of their trade truly traded intercourse for roles, or raped and harassed (largely) ladies who have been attempting to catch a break, are actual.
You within the again, put your hand down. I do know you’re mendacity.
These folks work in an trade that sells intercourse as shamelessly as pimps at a porn conference, whereas pretending it’s artwork, after which act shocked — shocked! — that the casting sofa actually exists.
However they are going to placed on a black tux to point out how deeply they care.
They need to have proven their assist when it counted, when the abuse was rampant they usually all knew it, however selected to remain silent. Silence makes them complicit within the crimes. They shouldn’t be sporting black, they need to be sporting stripes.
It should be mentioned too, that some ladies have been complicit on this shame as properly. Those that entered right into a so-called “non-consensual sexual relationship” (regardless of the hell that’s) or took huge bucks to close up didn’t assist the trigger both.
All of which brings us again to Ben Vereen, who was simply outed for sexual misconduct with the volunteer forged of a neighborhood theater manufacturing of “Hair” in 2015.
Among the ladies within the present with the famously bare scene advised him to again the hell off, and a few didn’t and at the moment are complaining.
One lady who had intercourse with Vereen mentioned it was as a result of he advised all of them that not all nudity was sexual, and so she one way or the other thought that giving him oral intercourse within the scorching tub wouldn’t be sexual both. She satisfied herself it was non secular.
Until you’re having intercourse with the ghost of, say, St. Anthony or some long-dead prophet within the scorching tub, it’s not non secular, it’s simply intercourse with an previous faucet dancer. However some folks will consider something a wealthy and well-known actor says.
In truth, some folks will even consider the wealthy and well-known actors in black are actually mad as hell about all of the sexual abuse in Hollywood. They’re mad all proper — mad that the free experience is (quickly) over.
BIG BAD WOLFF
Michael Wolff’s e-book, “Hearth and Fury,” has given cable information a complete new technique to say the identical issues about Donald Trump.
However now they’ve received the added worth of former loyalists-gone-rogue like Steve Bannon to dissect for inexplicably telling Wolff that Ivanka is dumb as a brick, Jared and Don Jr. are treasonous and unpatriotic, and Melania was crying tears of sorrow when P.T. Barnum one way or the other received.
After which there’s everybody else who used to admire Trump, who at the moment are calling him an fool, or within the phrases of The Donald’s former publicist, Rupert Murdoch, “a f—–g fool.” Wow. Harsh.
Plainly for the reason that solely people who find themselves nonetheless loyal to him are both in his household, on his payroll or have bankrolled him and are in search of a pleasant return on the greenback — Trump’s inside circle is shrinking sooner than his hairline.
what his hairline is, proper? It’s the one Ivanka reportedly described as: “A contained island after scalp-reduction surgical procedure — surrounded by a furry circle of hair across the sides and entrance, from which all ends are drawn as much as meet within the middle after which swept again and secured by a stiffening spray.”
DEATH FROM A GOV.
A recording of a person sounding very very like Shopper 9 — former New York Gov. Fool, er, Eliot Spitzer — threatens Spitzer’s former “lover,” shakedown artist Svetlana Zakharova Travis, with a gradual and painful demise.
As he so articulately factors out: “You f—ing b—-. You piece of s—. And then you definitely f—ing destroy my life! what’s going to occur to you? You’re going to be f—ing useless. You’re going to die a gradual, painful demise and your loved ones goes to take a look at you and chuckle since you’re a f—ing b—h.”
Why? As a result of he’s a f—ing steamroller, child, that’s why.
It’s properly previous time that each elected official places their balls again on and admits that the President of the USA has misplaced his thoughts, has turn out to be a hazard to every human on the planet and should be faraway from workplace.
It’s not simply their jobs they should shield any longer, or their events that they should struggle for — it’s the very continued existence of our democracy, which beneath Donald J. Trump is turning into a demoralized, dysfunctional democrazy.
In proof, I current Saturday morning’s Kafka-worthy Twitter rant, “….Truly, all through my life, my two biggest belongings have been psychological stability and being, like, actually sensible.”
Then: “Crooked Hillary Clinton additionally performed these playing cards very onerous and, as everybody is aware of, went down in flames. I went from VERY profitable businessman, to high T.V. Star….to President of the USA (on my first attempt). I feel that might qualify as not sensible, however genius….and a really secure genius at that!”
Like, who knew?
Solely a mentally unstable (to not point out near-illiterate) individual would write that about themselves.
Sadly, to ensure that the idiot on the Hill to be declared mentally “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his workplace” through the 25th Modification, the vp and a majority of Cupboard secretaries (or one other physique decided by Congress) must put that in writing and current it to Senate President Professional Tempore Orrin Hatch and Speaker of the Home Paul Ryan.
Good luck with that, sister.
That’s the solely manner wanting impeachment that this nation might be free of the grip of tyrannical stupidity.
Thinker Joseph de Maistre was fallacious in believing that each nation will get the federal government it deserves. I desire to consider the quote attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville: “America is nice as a result of she is sweet.”
And “She” is just too good to deserve this unhealthy authorities.
At 5 p.m. Monday, Donald Trump says he can be presenting, (caps are all his) the President’s MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR, and everybody within the media is hoping to win a coveted prize. The competitors hasn’t been this fierce for as nice a badge of honor since Nixon’s Enemies Checklist was revealed. Good luck to every body. And bear in mind, there’s all the time subsequent 12 months. Or perhaps not.