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Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang




was that Anne Heche? I remember her getting a lot of poo poo for being gay. How dare she, etc

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AceOfFlames
Oct 9, 2012


When I saw 40 new posts on this thread, I instinctively though "Who was it THIS time?" Sad to see it was respected academic Professor Henry Jones II.

Bust Rodd
Oct 21, 2008




What's crazier to me than people who haven't been outed is the people who HAVE been REPEATEDLY outed and no one gives a gently caress.

Like I know people like to talk about Chris Rock as like, one of the only people who stood up to Roman Polanski, but then i listened to a long interview between Chris Rock & Marc Maron, and Rock spends like 10 minutes talking about having dinner with Woody Allen and his wife like Woody Allen is the funniest most comedic genius of all time...

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8



AceOfFlames posted:

When I saw 40 new posts on this thread, I instinctively though "Who was it THIS time?" Sad to see it was respected academic Professor Henry Jones II.

And yet Pepe Le Pew is still at large

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




https://twitter.com/Popehat/status/992422682837696512

MiddleOne
Feb 17, 2011




Humbug Scoolbus
Apr 25, 2008

The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, stern and wild ones, and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.


Clapping Larry


Oh Ken you scamp.

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang





Coffee And Pie
Nov 4, 2010

"Blah-sum"?
More like "Blawesome"


Does this mean that Call Me By Your Name is just a setup for a sequel set in the early 90s where Oliver drags Elio on a globe spanning adventure and also he has a cool hat now?

Magic Hate Ball
May 6, 2007

ha ha ha!
you've already paid for this


The Lucas/Spielberg thing has always struck me as kind of silly because it's like ten lines of conversation from ninety pages of semicoherent spitballing and Lucas describes it using phrases like "it's a real strange relationship" and "it's a very bizarre thing".

AceOfFlames
Oct 9, 2012


Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

And yet Pepe Le Pew is still at large

Motherfucker has connections all the way back to De Gaulle. He's pretty much untouchable.

GrandpaPants
Feb 13, 2006


Free to roam the heavens in man's noble quest to investigate the weirdness of the universe!



New York's attorney general, who sued Weinstein to get more compensation for his victims, is now accused of physical abuse by four women: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse

Tart Kitty
Dec 17, 2016

Oh, well, that's all water under the bridge, as I always say. Water under the bridge!



GrandpaPants posted:

New York's attorney general, who sued Weinstein to get more compensation for his victims, is now accused of physical abuse by four women: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse



God drat it.

This dude seemed like he was actually on track to hold Weinstein accountable, and get proper reparations for his victims. Turns out he's just another scumbag abuser. My heart goes out to the women who had hung their hopes on him delivering justice on their behalf.

Bust Rodd
Oct 21, 2008




Fart City posted:

God drat it.

This dude seemed like he was actually on track to hold Weinstein accountable, and get proper reparations for his victims. Turns out he's just another scumbag abuser. My heart goes out to the women who had hung their hopes on him delivering justice on their behalf.

What’s crazy is that he actually was championing these women and doing whatever he could for someone else’s victims while obviously downplaying his own.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007


He resigned immediately, so at least there’s that.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised




Makes me wonder if there's some MAD doctrine being deployed with blackmail material.

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

It was more likely a thing that was known in higher circles but never talked about in NY. Check the date of this tweet from Trump

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/377751074628988929

poo poo like this also doesn't help and just enables abusers.

https://twitter.com/SethAMandel/status/993693592383315968

Ego-bot
Jul 8, 2007


BexGu posted:

It was more likely a thing that was known in higher circles but never talked about in NY. Check the date of this tweet from Trump

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/377751074628988929


Yes, Donald Trump would never say something terrible about a person unless he was absolutely sure it was credible.

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

Ego-bot posted:

Yes, Donald Trump would never say something terrible about a person unless he was absolutely sure it was credible.

Ehhh, more like one NY sex pest run in the same circles of another NY sex pest.

Vegetable
Oct 22, 2010



The problem is more that Two Scoops has an allegation for just about every public figure in America, it's not really noteworthy when one lands.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


All those asswipes know each other, NYC elite politics are totally incestuous.

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

by Cyrano4747


Ghost Leviathan posted:

Makes me wonder if there's some MAD doctrine being deployed with blackmail material.

i feel like this is honestly remarkably likely

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Charlie Rose's misconduct was widespread at CBS and three managers were warned, investigation finds
https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Charlie-Rose-s-misconduct-was-widespread-at-CBS-12884133.php

"An additional 27 women - 14 CBS News employees and 13 who worked with him elsewhere - said Rose sexually harassed them. Concerns about Rose's behavior were flagged to managers at the network as early as 1986 and as recently as April 2017."

Tom Brokaw accused of making unwanted advance by third woman
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/tom-brokaw-accused-making-unwanted-advance-woman-article-1.3965720

"Mary Reinholz claims in a new first-person testimonial that Brokaw, who was married at the time, attempted to kiss her inside her rented Los Angeles-area home 50 years ago after helping her with a story she was working on."

Viacom Accused of Covering Up Alleged Brad Grey Rape in $100M Lawsuit
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/viacom-accused-covering-up-brad-grey-rape-100m-lawsuit-1107896

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



I was watching Killing Them Softly the other day (distributed by TWC) and this segment came on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6TNgqIAYyE

James Gandolfini eerily and prophetically channels Weinstein himself. A disheveled, dirty old man in a bathrobe living out of a hotel room.



Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Describe Topless Photo Shoot and Uneasy Night Out
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/sports/redskins-cheerleaders-nfl.html

Ghost Leviathan posted:

Makes me wonder if there's some MAD doctrine being deployed with blackmail material.

It's happened enough that I do believe people with major, irremovable dirt on them are appointed to certain positions to keep them in line.

GrandpaPants posted:

New York's attorney general, who sued Weinstein to get more compensation for his victims, is now accused of physical abuse by four women: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse


This guy sounds like a violent maniac. And he was the AG.

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

All those asswipes know each other, NYC elite politics are totally incestuous.

Interestingly, Trump tends to be locked out of NYC elite politics. Because everyone hates him.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Say goodbye to Akon

https://www.stereogum.com/1995322/akon-says-bill-cosby-may-be-innocent/news/

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

by Cyrano4747



has Akon mattered in years? this almost seems more like "say hello to Akon again, and then immediately goodbye again"

chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014



LORD OF BOOTY posted:

has Akon mattered in years? this almost seems more like "say hello to Akon again, and then immediately goodbye again"

Whenever I hear Akon's name, I just hear him introducing himself at the beginning of "I Just Had Sex".

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
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chitoryu12 posted:

Whenever I hear Akon's name, I just hear him introducing himself at the beginning of "I Just Had Sex".

It is the best thing he ever did.

Tart Kitty
Dec 17, 2016

Oh, well, that's all water under the bridge, as I always say. Water under the bridge!



Roman Polanski has decided to sue the Academy in light of his recent expulsion from the organization. I'm sure that will go very well for him.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/09/roman-polanski-calls-metoo-movement-mass-hysteria

Power of Pecota
Aug 3, 2007

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynMk2EwRi4Q#t=47s

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Fart City posted:

Roman Polanski has decided to sue the Academy in light of his recent expulsion from the organization. I'm sure that will go very well for him.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/09/roman-polanski-calls-metoo-movement-mass-hysteria

sure Mr. Polanski, we'll let you sue the academy. Just come visit this courthouse in California and we'll get that all set up for you

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



https://www.stereogum.com/1995534/chris-brown-accused-in-new-lawsuit-of-hosting-sex-party-where-woman-was-raped-multiple-times/news/

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




it is insane that chris brown was able to bounce back. he not only beat a woman - he beat up a woman more famous than him and there were pictures.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

SHINee's back






I wonder if he would have been villified more if Rihanna had jumped ship right away.

Either way it's mental. Especially when he got that fuckin tattoo!

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
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esperterra posted:

I wonder if he would have been villified more if Rihanna had jumped ship right away.

Either way it's mental. Especially when he got that fuckin tattoo!

Chris Brown is amazing because no matter where you look in his life, there's a terrible decision. Aside from being genuinely reprehensible, he's also a moron in really small ways. I wrote some clickbaity piece of poo poo article about 'worst celebrity cars' and half the ones I found were him. All the same lamborghini, all painted in a series of terrible paint jobs.

Bust Rodd
Oct 21, 2008




esperterra posted:

I wonder if he would have been villified more if Rihanna had jumped ship right away.

Either way it's mental. Especially when he got that fuckin tattoo!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2201616/Chris-Brown-reveals-new-tattoo-beaten-woman--denies-ex-Rihanna.html

linked for but yeah how do you beat a woman so badly and then get her loving bruised and beaten face tatted on your neck and then continue to talk to people in anything close to a professional context and get taken seriously?

bad day
Mar 26, 2012

by VideoGames


The answer is he continued being prolific and putting out popular work despite all that. Guy must have an insane work ethic. If you look at any celebrity male embroiled in scandal who continues to be successful it is because they clearly make something people like, and a lot of it.

I’m no breezy apologist but look at his YouTube you’ll see him basically talking about being a womanizing douchebag while showcasing some of the greatest dancing and choreography 2018 has to offer. I don’t get it (his costuming choices especially) but Guy is good at doing the thing he does.

And I think if you look at any male embroiled in scandal like this you will find the ones who get a “pass” are extremely prolific and the ones who don’t fade away when they stop doing work.

This is also why Kanye gets away with being Kanye - he makes good music for some reason, almost despite everything else he does, and gets a pass for it.

bad day
Mar 26, 2012

by VideoGames


The one thing you don’t get a pass for is making lovely music, doing lovely work, though. This only applies when the subject is already a brilliant performer. If you’re a lovely person who makes lovely work nobody wants to gently caress with you.

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Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007


bad day posted:

The one thing you don’t get a pass for is making lovely music, doing lovely work, though. This only applies when the subject is already a brilliant performer. If you’re a lovely person who makes lovely work nobody wants to gently caress with you.

Counterpoint: Ted Nugent was able to do it via his equally lovely politics, and that dude released songs about loving thirteen year-olds. He sits on the board of one of the most powerful conservative lobbying orgs in the US.

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