The #MeToo Movement Goes Deeper Than Hollywood
I saw someone clueless posting on social media about how we only hear about wealthy powerful men sexually assaulting women, as if to suggest that the women encourage this predatory behavior from these wealthy powerful men. But also that these same women would not encourage guys who aren’t rich and powerful. Of course that makes no sense, because sexual assault is happening everywhere. It’s not exclusive to Hollywood and it’s not exclusive to the rich and powerful.
Their friend, Jozanne Marie, an immigrant from Jamaica, said she dealt with abuse from within her family for a 10-year period. She wore a shirt that read: “The shame does not belong to you.”
“This is a bigger issue, it’s all over the world. I’m glad people are talking about it right now,” she said. “I’m hopeful this movement will help remove shame. … I believe things are going to change and this is going to set us up for the next generation.”
Timothée Chalamet Made A Woody Allen Movie
This has been trending everywhere.
Timothee Chalamet is the young actor who plays a 17 year old barely legal gay character in the movie Call Me By Your Name who is having a sexual relationship with a 24 year old character…who is being played by a straight male actor in his 30s.
Woody Allen has been associated with sexual assault allegations. This dates back to 1992. You can read about that here.
And now Timothee Chalamet, who plays the barely legal character from Call Me By Your Name, has decided to donate all of the money he made on the Woody Allen movie to charity…
Timothée Chalamet is the latest high-profile actor to donate film earnings to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
In addition to Time’s Up, the “Call Me by Your Name” star said he will also be giving his salary from the upcoming Woody Allen film “A Rainy Day in New York” to the LGBT Center in New York and anti-sexual assault organization RAINN.
Chalamet is not able to answer any questions about this for legal reasons, however, he’s donating this money because he doesn’t want to profit from his work on the Woody Allen movie.
Matt Damon Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct Remarks
Evidently, Matt Damon doesn’t know or understand the definition of sexual misconduct. And now he’s apologizing for things he said.
In an interview on ABC News’ Popcorn With Peter Travers, the Downsizing actor said that while he finds it “wonderful” that women are speaking out against their alleged perpetrators, there is a “continuum” with respect to questionable behavior.
“There’s a difference between…patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?… We’re so energized to kind of get retribution, I think,” Damon said.
You can read more about it, here.
I think he sounds sincere. And I like people who admit when they’re wrong and are willing to own up to that. I think it makes a huge difference.
Johnny Weir Speaks About Tonya Harding
We haven’t seen or heard from Johnny Weir in the news lately. This is what he tweeted about Harding.
I am so over the glamorization of a villain simply because she was born on the “wrong side of the tracks.” While her upbringing may have been tragic, athletes come from all walks of life and succeed based on merit, not assault. I won’t applaud her and I stand for Nancy.
You can read the rest, here.
It’s interesting to note that I’ve seen more than a few who do feel sorry for Harding because of her upbringing. I’m not one of them, though.
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