I don’t understand. All the talk about Roman Polanski and his recent arrest has made Hollywood even crazier than it already is. The rash of celebrities who are supporting Polanski’s “freedom” is alarming. On the September 30th episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg defended celebrities like Debra Winger, saying (to paraphrase), “I don’t think they are supporting child molestation. They are supporting Polanski the director.” WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN?? Goldberg stated that, “ . . . the family was aware . . .”, meaning the 13 year old girl’s family. Oh, so I guess that was ok then for Polanski to have sex with their daughter.
If Polanski was a plumber, a homeless man, a banker, or anything else, and had committed this crime, I can’t imagine the media and everyone who could get on board would NOT be after his hide to be imprisoned. Why should his job have anything to do with whether or not he is guilty? Because he creates art? Because he won awards? For crying out loud, he himself confessed to the crime and the fled the country. Rape is rape is RAPE Whoopi. He was charged with six, count them six, felonies prior to running away like a little Sally.
I am so horrified at the outpouring of support by big names, that I am prepared to boycott. I used to enjoy The View, but I am not sure I can watch it after this. I don’t think child molestation is being taken seriously. I do think celebrities supporting Polanski going free should be psychiatrically evaluated. Samantha Geimer rightly wants her peace and privacy. But that was sadly and irrevocably traded when this tragic event occurred. Which leads me to a bigger question I hear no one asking at all: Where was her mother, and why was she even allowed to go anywhere alone with Polanski? Multiple times?Continued on the next page