STOP FUNDING AND SUPPORTING KNOWN ABUSERS!! STOP EMPOWERING KNOWN ABUSERS AND SUPPORT SURVIVORS!! STOP BEING PASSIVE TOWARD ABUSE!! THIS ISN’T ROCKET SCIENCE IT’S NOT THAT HARD TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE KNOWN SERIAL ABUSERS AREN’T ABLE TO THRIVE, EVERYONE JUST NEEDS TO PUT IN THE WORK!! BOYCOTT ABUSERS, LISTEN TO SURVIVORS, CALL OUT ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR AND STOP BEING PASSIVE BECAUSE THE WORLD AT THIS POINT IS RUN BY ABUSERS AND IT HAS TO STOP!!!
Ok so I’ve been thinking a lot about these tweets…
I think I’m faster to forgive than the average person, at least from what I’ve seen, but at the same time I don’t want to be some enabler that sweeps bad choices under the rug like they don’t matter.
Yes, he should’ve never auditioned and taken the job, and continued in that job feeling so guilty about working under a man he believed in his heart molested children. I am upset about that…
At the same time if you were in his place, and the guilt slowly built up until you realized you couldn’t take the money, you couldn’t keep quiet, you had to let the world know what you did– you would have to agree that he did the best he could do after the fact, not being able to go back in time and make it right. He donated his salary, he didn’t have to be so public about how much he believed Woody was guilty, or how much he regrets it. He could’ve been vague about it, feigned ignorance about Woody’s personal life, something to save face a little. But he’s showing true remorse by admitting his cowardice and not making excuses. He’s opened himself up for criticism and he’s not arguing against it, he’s just letting the hate come because he’s upset with his own choice, but all he can do now is apologize and make it a point to recommit himself and stick to his word. The fact that he tweeted that he never wants to compromise his principals like that again means he’s letting us hold him accountable from here on too. We can all point back at it and throw his own words at him if need be.
And when it’s all said and done, I’m kind of a coward too, I can’t imagine being in a contract with a major movie, only having a little role in one scene, and snubbing a major hollywood player as a newbie. I can see myself trying to think up loopholes why it was ok to continue. “It’s a small part, it’s not like I’m supporting the actors around me”, “I really need this movie”, “Most people in this business are horrible secretly” and any number of excuses would be on my mind. I’m glad he didn’t make those excuses in his tweets at all. He just faced the fact that if he believed it was true about Woody, he shouldn’t have chosen to work in his film.
“You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either.” - Woody Allen
YOU ABSOLUTE BASTARD. OF COURSE YOU DON’T WANT WITCH HUNTS; YOU WOULD BE THE FIRST ON THE LIST.