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More Trolls

Ah, so now it’s the season of “I’m hugely victimized by that time in 1988 when nothing whatsoever happened between me and Kevin Spacey” stories. 

It’s our fault because we all fed these trolls.

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  1. Stringer Bell on said:

    This is how old that actor looked when Spacey attempted to have sex with him. Seems like the actions of Weinstein and Spacey were an open secret in the industry.

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    • We have no idea how anybody looked at that drunken bash. Yes, the boy had a bizarre mother who didn’t care about him. But anything else here is a useless conjecture. It’s sad that real abuses are being overshadowed because dishonest people like this guy and like the creepy woman from the Farrow article are trying to get in the spotlight.

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      • The Kevin Spacey fiasco is an attempt to pander to heterosexual guys who’ve been “hit upon” aggressively by gay men in their past and resent that it’s always the women victims who get all the attention, like “it only matters when it’s a woman who’s been violated”.

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  2. Shakti on said:

    The gay people on my feed are collectively furious at Kevin Spacey’s “coming out” message.

    Nobody yanks a highly profitable series because of the say-so of one actor from 1988. I can still find Cosby and 7th Heaven reruns to watch on tv if I so wished!

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    • I’m not following the story so I don’t know what you mean. All I know is the initial article about that situation. We are all aware how intense I get over sexual abuse of children. But there is none of that in this story. There was parental neglect for sure but otherwise there’s nothing else. Plus the former kid is very dishonest. He says he didn’t tell his mother about what happened because it would have started a conversation about his sexual orientation that he wasn’t ready for. This is utterly ridiculous. “Mom, I’ve been sexually assaulted.” “Really? Are you gay or something?” What kind of a deranged scenario is that?

      The fellow needs to get over his mommy worship, which of course is hard because she’s dead. But there’s no growing up without that.

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      • Shakti on said:

        There were rumors about Spacey being gay for years so he “officially” came out and my feed is mad because they don’t like that it’s wrapped up in the accusation that he, as an adult came onto a 14 year old boy.

        Production of House of Cards‘s 6th season is suspended indefinitely. The show was a flagship show Netflix built around Spacey in its shift from being an infinite movie demand channel to an original content producer because they realized people searched for and watched Spacey movies at a high rate.

        He says he didn’t tell his mother about what happened because it would have started a conversation about his sexual orientation that he wasn’t ready for. This is utterly ridiculous. “Mom, I’ve been sexually assaulted.” “Really? Are you gay or something?” What kind of a deranged scenario is that?
        Who knows? Not every parent is safe to even say things like “I’ve been sexually assaulted” even if you’re straight. Some of these showbiz parents fuck up their children so thoroughly well before they’re adults.

        The story is…odd. But I think there’s probably more rumors or whispers than that particular story — enough to get people to stop subscribing to Netflix. (Or Netflix is afraid that there is.) I just don’t think the Weinstein story is enough to freak out a bunch of execs. Amazon Studios just fired a bunch of execs or had them quit as a result of harassment allegations.

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        • “Who knows? Not every parent is safe to even say things like I’ve been sexually assaulted”

          That’s exactly what I’m saying. The mother is this guy’s greatest problem but he’s not honest or mature enough to recognize this. So he displaces the anger onto other significant figures. It’s a classic avoidance strategy.

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