Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Whoopi Goldberg's excuse for Polanski

Just when you thought you'd heard everything, Whoopi Goldberg, who one would think of as being a feminist and someone who would embrace protecting young people from violence says:

"I know it wasn't rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don't believe it was rape-rape", according to the Daily Telegraph.

Hmm drugging then telling a minor to submit to having sex with him is what then? So when a 13yo girl doesn't struggle and fight, then it's what?

Oh that's right, it's the entertainment industry. You're special, you do so much for us, it's not so serious when one of you rapes a young girl right?

You pontificate about politics, judge so many other sectors, yet far too many of you give excuses for your friends to do violence to others.

The ONLY person with any right to say anything about this case is the victim, who happens to want it all to be left alone. That is the only mitigating factor as to how it is treated now.

Oh and she isn't the only one making excuses. Here is a petition (in French) signed by more than a few famous people, appeasing the man's forcible rape of a young girl.


Alexander said...

actually the wishes of the victim are irrelevant. This is matter in the hands of the law and shouldn't be left to people,even the victim.

ZenTiger said...

It's great the victim has moved on.

However, given Polanski has already pleaded guilty, all that awaits is sentencing, and the victim need not be involved.

The crime was rape of some-one that wasn't able to provide informed consent, and didn't want to. I see no reason to put a time limit on the crime.

showmethetaxcut said...

Actually, no. You are wrong.

Just when you thought you had heard everything Harriet Harperson tells the Labour Party conference that she has written to the US ambassador and the California state governor Arnie S demanding that they shut PunterNet down.

libertyscott said...

Showmethetaxcut: Um, I wrote this when she said that

showmethetaxcut said...

My apologies sir. I had not read your prior post. In fact, I congratulate you because outside the British MSM this issue seems to have been largely been ignored particularly in the blogosphere.