Like dominoes, sometimes, it seems. I will start with the least: David Spade, a not terribly funny comedian who was on Saturday Night Live for a while and, on the big screen, has probably sold fewer tickets than Pauly Shore. The only role I can picture him in is when he was straight man to Chris Farley in Tommy Boy. And, his fall from grace is not so dramatic. He didn’t get caught molesting children, or anything like that. No, just a different political opinion, but one that clearly marks him as a moron: he doesn’t like Obama because “Obama’s always looking for attention.”
Obama’s the president of the United States, you idiot. Every word that comes out of his mouth is newsworthy. If the press wasn’t covering him every day, the racist pack of braying hounds would be shouting that he’s too secretive and must be hiding something.
Much more distressing to me were the comments of Jerry Lewis: pro Trump, anti-refugee, and nasty as hell. The big difference, though, is I’m a fan of Jerry Lewis. He was the Jim Carrey of the 50s and 60s. I don’t know how many times Jerry Lewis has had me rolling on the floor laughing with tears coming out of my eyes, but there were many.
But, you’ve got to separate the artist from their work, etc…, and besides, he’s old….almost 90.
The worst case of all, of course, is Bill Cosby. He actually (allegedly, of course, but it sounds like he’s guilty as hell to me) did some nasty stuff. You don’t get much nastier than rape.
I don’t feel sorry for him. He had the fame, he had the fortune, and he had plenty of sex, but he won’t have the legacy. His legacy will be that of a rapist.
The inexplicable part of it is, he probably could have gotten plenty of sex anyway; from willing, conscious women. But that’s not what he did.