On Thursday afternoon, one of Hollywood’s biggest “open secrets” was unleashed into the open world by The New York Times in a long overdue investigative report detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood tycoon, and long-time Democrat donor, Harvey Weinstein.
The story covered how Weinstein has reached settlements with at least eight women over three decades, featuring interviews from actresses, film executives, and employees of Weinstein describing the great distress he would cause women he allegedly made advances on, for fear of their careers.
Holding to the standards of progressivism, these victims ought to be “heard, believed, and supported,” right?
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015
So, where is Hollywood? Most of the progressive elites that grace our film and TV screens are loudly silent. And this reveals the sick double-standard and complete phoniness of the Left. Consider the reaction when crude audio emerged last year of one Donald Trump talking about grabbing women.
Donald Trump thinks "when you're a star" you "can do anything" to women? Well you can't make me vote for you, you misogynistic entitled pig.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 7, 2016
LADIES👑WE R NOT DISPOSABLE BLOW UP DOLLS,4RICH MENS PLEASURE.I HAD SCARY EXPERIENCE W/RICH IMPORTANT FILM PROD.& I WAS CHER‼️— Cher (@cher) October 7, 2016
I WANTED JOB😥
Trump should be forced to have gender reassignment surgery, just for fun. He can find out what it's like to be on the other side of him.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 7, 2016
All jokes aside, what Trump is describing is sexual assault and he is a vile, abusive monster. But we knew that already.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 7, 2016
I am disgusted...not surprised...but disgusted. https://t.co/bqW560zh0Q— Zendaya (@Zendaya) October 7, 2016
Trump and Bush. Talking about Nancy O'dell and then Arianne Zucker who are both friends of mine. Vulgar and Disgusting.— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) October 7, 2016
TRUMP AUDIO "You can do anything to women if you're famous...I just grab her p****" Presidential?— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 7, 2016
Jee-zus. I knew Trump was a sexist creep, but I didn't know he was also a mediocre one. Is he D+ at EVERYTHING he attempts? Yuck. https://t.co/vYSNOlUhGr— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 7, 2016
So basically he's an orange Cosby. https://t.co/8fHUCeFdv0— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) October 7, 2016
So, naturally, these champions of women are unanimously condemning Weinstein as a sexist pig and predator, right?
But … they still have plenty of things to say about all things Trump.
We're not that far apart. "Thought you were above this!" is EXACTLY what I say about him most days! 🙄😉 https://t.co/6OlJQstg6e— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) October 5, 2017
Let's squeeze these companies by boycotting them. That has the power to change things. Money is everything. Let's do this. pic.twitter.com/hj7KVcYSYj— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 6, 2017
MARIE ANTRUMPETTE— Cher (@cher) October 4, 2017
“LET THEM EAT TOWELS” 👑 pic.twitter.com/VNPqBmh3ly
These supposed progressive feminists need to be confronted with their disgusting hypocrisy and cowardice. According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, a Hollywood producer he knew confided that Weinstein’s sexual predation is “one of the most open secrets in Hollywood.”
Hollywood producer I know: "Shocked it’s taken so long for a Harvey Weinstein behavior expose. One of the most open secrets in Hollywood."— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 5, 2017
This man has allegedly been abusing women for decades. Countless people supposedly knew about it, and not one thought to out this predator? How many more women, and men for that matter, are knowingly victimized by predatory bosses and executives like Harvey Weinstein due to the silence of others?
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Editor's note: This article has been amended to add more detail regarding the recording of President Trump.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
Hint: They have NOTHING outside of manufactured rage.