I suppose it’s a shame that House of Cards got canceled, even though I’ve never seen it. Sucks for all the actors involved who aren’t Kevin Spacey, some of whom have probably never sexually propositioned an underage person since they were underage persons their own selves.
It certainly seems as if Kevin Spacey’s career will be destroyed by this. I feel a little bit bad for him, because I don’t consider his crime that great – yeah, he made a sleazy pass at an underage boy, but the boy got up and walked away and that was that. He didn’t give the kid roofies like Bill Cosby, he didn’t threaten the boy with loss of career like Harvey Weinstein, he never bragged about grabbing him by the dick, as Donald Trump might have done, and he never sent the boy dick pix, like Anthony Weiner.
Still, I only feel a little bit bad for him. He’s had some great roles, and I’m sure he’s set for life financially, so he’ll be O.K. I’m not going to boycott any films he’s in any more than I’d refuse to read any poetry by Pound (a Nazi), or William Burroughs (murdered his wife), or enjoy the art works of Dali (a Nazi sympathizer).
Actors, artist, athletes, celebrities are not necessarily role models. They can be, but that’s not actually in their job description.
It’s a bit sad for Spacey, because the reason he’s in so much hot water is that he handled the situation so badly. He used the incident to come out as gay (well, duh).
I don’t see that as a big deal, but a lot of gay people I’ve heard from, who’ve weighed in on the issue, seem to think it is.
That’s how badly he’s handled this. He comes out as gay and gays condemn him for it.