Kevin Spacey, the actor who is most well known for playing corrupt politician Francis Underwood in “House of Cards” on Netflix — among many other roles — was recently accused of molestation by fellow actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14-years-old.
Spacey initially, sort of denied the charges, but in his statement almost kind of admitted to it in a roundabout way. But that wasn’t the only bombshell to drop in the statement. Spacey also came out as gay.
As a result of this revelation, can you guess what the mainstream media is focusing on? No, it’s not the accusations of the victim or the fact that it seems as if this might actually be true. It’s on the fact Spacey admitted to being gay, as if that makes him some sort of hero, regardless of the fact he may have molested a kid.
via The Daily Wire:
When A-list, two-time Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting a then-14-year-old boy, actor Anthony Rapp, by allegedly carrying him to a bed and then climbing on top of him, Spacey responded by implicitly acknowledging the charges, then blaming his drunkenness and claiming that he has chosen to live as a gay man. Here’s Spacey’s full statement:
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
This is the so-called Jim McGreevey defense. McGreevey, of course, was the governor of New Jersey from 2002 to 2004, until news broke that McGreevey had sexually harassed one of his staffers. In order to obfuscate the charges, McGreevey announced that he was gay – even though he was twice-married with children. The media treated him as a hero.
Now, Spacey is getting the same treatment – after acknowledging he might have molested a 14-year-old boy. If only Roman Polanski had chosen the sex of his victim to fall more in line with leftist sensibilities.
Here’s the headline from Reuters: “Actor Kevin Spacey declares he lives life as a gay man.”
Here’s the headline from ABC News: “‘I choose to live as a gay man’: Kevin Spacey comes out in emotional tweet.”
Now, to be fair, many media outlets are reporting both facts: Spacey’s coming out (which was an open secret in Hollywood for literally decades) and Spacey’s alleged molestation (which was sort of an open secret in Hollywood for decades, too – so much so that Family Guy mocked it years ago).
Regardless of whether or not other media outlets are reporting both sets of facts, what is deplorable about this situation is that anyone, anywhere, is giving any kind of respect to this admission given the allegations this man is facing and the possible pain and misery he may have caused Rapp as a child.
Spacey is obviously using the whole “coming out” crap as a means to attempt distracting people away from what he’s being accused of here so that he can survive the PR nightmare that’s about to implode his career now that this is out in the open.
The media needs to drop the agenda, for once, and do its actual job to report the facts and the facts only, to help hold Spacey and others in Hollywood like him accountable for their atrocious actions instead of hailing people as heroes who fit in with the message they are pushing and ignoring the evil they perpetrate.