Kevin Spacey is using tolerance as a shield. His coming out as gay today, after admitting to sexually assaulting a 14 year old boy, is pure distraction and a twisted type of virtue signaling.
Spacey is saying ‘I am showing courage by coming out today, respect my privacy and support my choice’…OH and forget about that other story you are hearing about.
Mark Dice says: “Kevin Spacey is Scum of the Earth”…and we agree with the media analyst.
Via NY Daily News…
Kevin Spacey came out as gay Sunday night, but some people think the timing was more of a cover up.
The legendary actor revealed that he’s “living as a gay man” amid an apology to Anthony Rapp, who accused him of trying to seduce him when he was 14 years old.
“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women,” Spacey said in a statement.
“I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior.”
Earlier that night, Rapp had accused Spacey of trying to seduce him in 1986.
“Kevin Spacey is gay? Did he reveal that on Twitter?” one person wrote on Twitter. “Yeah, he announced it to deflect that he tried to HAVE SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD BOY.”
“The focus is NOT that kevin spacey is gay the focus IS that kevin spacey made an inappropriate sexual advance on 14-year-old Anthony Rapp,” wrote another.
Deeply, deeply unwise framing of this Kevin Spacey story, esp. as it relates to the conflation of sexual orientation and sexual assault.
— Boodak Yellow (@BroderickGreer) October 30, 2017
kevin spacey does not get to have a poignant coming out moment after he attempted statutory rape. he doesn’t get control of this narrative.
— 👻 djinni maxwell 👻 (@astroblob) October 30, 2017
Is Kevin Spacey trying to change the focus from the sexual assault of a 14 yr old to his own sexuality? The assault is what matters.
— Sherri (@SociallySherri) October 30, 2017
Feels kinda gross that you’re turning a story that should be about the victim (s)…into a story about you? Congrats on coming out, I guess?
— Jordan (@jordansdiamonds) October 30, 2017
good night everyone except Kevin Spacey and his PR team because that was a total desperation move. yikes.
— spooky duley 👻 (@Advil) October 30, 2017
That Kevin Spacey statement. Nope. Absolutely not. Nope.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 30, 2017
Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it’s your turn to cry, that’s why we’ve gotta say goodbye. #ROSEARMY
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 30, 2017
As a gay man I can assure you molesting 14 year olds is not normal and Kevin Spacey shouldn’t be using his sexuality to excuse his actions.
— Josh (@JoshNoneYaBiz) October 30, 2017
So Kevin Spacey is gonna use a coming out narrative to deflect that this ‘oopsie’ moment happened with a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD. infuriating.
— LW (@lindseyweber) October 30, 2017
That’s cool that you gay, Kevin Spacey, but about this sexual assault…
— Scary Terry (@QUEcified) October 30, 2017
Dear Kevin Spacey:
I don’t care whether U R gay or straight. I do, however, care about pedophilia. Coming out as gay doesn’t excuse that.
— Todd W. Haines (@Todd_W_Haines) October 30, 2017
Nope to Kevin Spacey’s statement. Nope. There’s no amount of drunk or closeted that excuses or explains away assaulting a 14-year-old child.
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) October 30, 2017
Kevin Spacey’s revelations aren’t helpful to the LGBT community as ultrarighties push the rhetoric that homosexuality equals pedophilia. ://
— Brandon Wilkins (@BrandonUSA3) October 30, 2017
Harvey Weinstein: “I’m going to fight the NRA!”
Kevin Spacey: “I’m gay!”
Same story different distractions….
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 30, 2017
Nobody cares that Kevin Spacey is gay. Everyone reasonably tuned into Hollywood knew that already.
People care that he may be a pedophile.
— Jeff B back in black (@EsotericCD) October 30, 2017
Lionel Nation sums up Spacey’s behavior…
Kevin Spacey has come under fire for opening up about his sexuality, stating that he is living “as a gay man”, in a statement in which he apologised for any “inappropriate drunken behaviour” with a 14-year-old in 1986. The House Of Cards star and former artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre tweeted a statement after actor Anthony Rapp accused the 58-year-old of historical harassment. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Rapp said Spacey, then aged 26, placed him on a bed and climbed on top of him following a party at his apartment.
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