The Observer on the divide between Hollywood and the rest of America about their reaction to Polanski. This led me to Kate Harding’s post. Her original post that went viral was for Broadsheet. Harris from The Observer remarked at how Hollywood’s reaction had united different American factions, from feminists to right-wing activists. I also liked Kate’s piece on Whoopi Goldberg’s insane rape-rape comment.
There’s a reason why Hollywood is coming out and trying to save Polanski. Just like Whoopi Goldberg said, it wasn’t rape-rape. That’s actually true. It wasn’t rape. He just raped and sodomized a 13-year old girl. He then fled the country to avoid prosecution. Justice is blind.
After having been on the run for 32 years, Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland. He plead guilty in 1977 for having sex with a minor, a 13-year old girl, whom he didn’t rape. The director has been living in France. He’s been a fugitive since 1978. However, even his victim has been saying that the charge should be thrown out. Personally, I think it’s wrong for adults to have sex with kids. It’s pedophilia, no matter what you say. It’s been so long that my guess is that if and when he gets extradited to the US, which isn’t sure since he is still in Switzerland, he’ll serve some token time.