By Jonathan Krone
PARIS, FRANCE – It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 9 years since Roman Polanski won a Golden Globe, 18 years since his last Oscar, and 43 years since he drugged and raped a 13-year old girl! Has cancel culture gotten out of hand??
Following a recent letter in Harper’s magazine that called out cowards who attempt to silence powerful celebrities for saying things they disagree with, cancel culture is truly the #1 most pressing issue on EVERYONE’S mind! Is it time to reconsider whether Roman Polanski really deserved to be FORCED to live in his home country and face no legal consequences for his actions?
It’s not easy to be a millionaire celebrity. Twitter mobs will dig through your entire history and find one racist tweet, offensive joke, or guilty plea to “unlawful sex with a minor” and try to ruin your whole career! I mean just because of one federal crime they were found guilty of and a bunch of accusations from many other teenagers, should someone really be voted out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences more than 4 decades later? You named him the Best Director in 2002, and now he’s suddenly shunned? Make up your mind Hollywood!
Everybody makes mistakes, and because of the modern world we live in, some people’s mistakes are preserved forever in public court documents. Should someone really have to answer for federal crimes they committed in the 70’s and for allegations which continue to surface as recently as 2019? Ridiculous!
If there’s anything we’ve learned in the #MeToo era since Joe Biden was accused, it’s that women’s stories need to be taken seriously, but that due process is also important. With that in mind, you have to question the authenticity of some of these allegations. I mean what if these women, or little girls I guess, are just in it for money and fame? One of his accusers was just 10 years old at the time, can we really trust the word of someone so young?
We have to remember, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. And would a guilty person really flee the country to avoid sentencing? If there’s anything that his multiple libel and slander lawsuits have proved, it’s that Roman Polanski is innocent, and it’s our duty as Americans to defend his reputation. Be careful what you say about this visionary director, you don’t want him to “make another Sharon Tate out of you.”