Emma Thompson: ‘Harvey Weinstein isn’t a sex addict, he’s a predator’
In light of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal there are more then 30 women who have come forward with their own degrading experiences.
Each story emphasizes the moral depravity of Hollywood and the Leftists who participated or enabled Weinstein.
Emma Thompson provides yet another glimpse into this sordid story.
In a recent interview she explains how bullying, belittling, and harassment are just a few examples of what woman have to endure to be in the entertainment business.
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Thompson said of Weinstein.
“He’s not a sex addict,” said Thompson in this clip from BBC Newsnight. “He’s a predator.
She calls Weinstein the “tip of a very particular iceberg” in an industry where predatory behaviour by people in power is common. She cites “extreme masculinity” in Hollywood as one factor.
“This has been part of our world — the woman’s world — since time immemorial. I’ve spent my twenties trying to get old men tongues out of my mouth.”
Jennifer Lawrence also recently revealed how she was humiliated by a female producer who told her to lose 15 pounds after standing in the nude for a “body expectation”.
“During this time a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much, thinner than me. We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates,” she added while speaking at Elle’s 2017 Women in Hollywood Awards. “After that degrading and humiliating line-up, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.”
When listening to these women’s stories you cant help but wonder why are so many men and women endure this kind of behavior in Hollywood?
The truth is many do. Because Hollywood has the distinction of being one of the only industries that can openly discriminate.
In the real world of business, belittling these women would not be tolerated. The standards between employee and employer are very strict and can lead to serious consequences if not followed. When you think of the outcome of this behavior in a regular, non-Hollywood business, you really gain a perspective on the difference between Conservatives and Leftists.
I can’t imagine telling somebody they are “too fat” or “too black”. Surely there is a more diplomatic way to inform. Moreover, what are the guidelines to insure that people in Hollywood are not blacklisted because they refused sexual advances?
In short, there exists none.
Imagine interviewing for a job as an engineer, and being asked to take off your blouse or stand naked for a “body expectation”? That HR manager would be flogged publicly. If the company condoned such action, they would be ostracized, boycotted, likely run out of business.
Look, I understand that the Rockettes have their standards. You must be a certain height, a certain weight, etc. But girls know this coming in.
People go to Hollywood, because they dream of being a star. I don’t understand this obsession, as it’s just acting. We give far too much voice to these people to begin with, as they are great at playing other people. The art of deception is what they excel at.
To Hollywood’s credit, there is something to be said about dashing people’s dreams. Either they give Hollywood the finger and succeed anyway. Or they give up one dream in order to find their calling elsewhere.
After stints in “All That,” “She’s the Man,” and “What I Like About You,” Amanda Bynes’ last role was in 2010’s “Easy A” opposite Emma Stone. Bynes stepped out of the spotlight to focus on a career in fashion design.
Charlie Korsmo appeared opposite Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman as Jack in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook”. He also had a part in the high school party film “Can’t Hardly Wait”. Korsmo abandoned Hollywood to attend MIT and Yale Law School before becoming a lawyer and law professor.
And what of Jack Gleeson? He played all-around terrible human being Joffrey Baratheon in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” However, after the boy king was killed off in 2014, Gleeson didn’t get back in the rat race, though he certainly had the creds. Instead, he decided to step away from acting and return to his studies.
In 2002, Elizabeth Hurley stopped acting so that she could raise her son.
“I just can’t really make movies as well as be a mum and live in England,” she told New York Magazine.
“Something had to give, and I decided it wasn’t going to be my relationship with my son. I decided I wanted to take him to school every day, which I do.”
Finally, other famous actresses who retired from acting include Phoebe Cates, Meg Ryan, and Greta Garbo. So ladies, retirement can be accomplished with grace.
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