Actress Rose McGowan has been the most vocal of Harvey Weinstein’s victims. She’s now on a media tour promoting a new book and reality show about it. On Wednesday, she paid a visit to The View.
#TimesUp and the Golden Globes were mentioned. The same #TimesUp who didn’t think any of Harvey’s victims needed to be invited to the Golden Globes (see Weinstein Victims Missing From ‘Totally Woke’ Golden Globes Sexual Assault Solidarity and Golden Globes #TimesUp Put on Blast By Jenna Jameson). Here’s Rose saying what a lot of us are all thinking.
I might know something. Just saying. The intentions are good, but I know the people behind it, you know? It’s four CAA agents who needed good PR. And I hope that they desperately help these women. I believe these women, but there’s Justin Timberlake hastagging ‘My wife looks hot tonight #TimesUp,’ hasthtag I just did a movie with Woody Allen. So, c’mon, it is fake. I wish it weren’t. I wish everybody was good. I wish it wasn’t like — I’m sorry to puncture your heroes, but sometimes these heroes need to be better.
She’s right. What’s reportedly been going on in Hollywood for decades has been deplorable. Hillary may have made the word famous, but I’m appropriating it. Take your hate tweets and direct them at her. The victims of actual harassment and assault (like what Weinstein did, not to be mistaken for fake harassment and assault) need swift justice. Yet whenever Hollywood latches on to a new political issue, there’s a familiar smell in the air.
I want to see things change. I want to see victims find peace. More importantly, I want to see predators punished. Let’s leave the form of that punishment up to your imagination. You’re not a bad person if it involves blunt objects taken to areas below the belt.
Pardon me if I don’t trust the same Hollywood who looked the other way for decades to actually do anything about the pervasive rape culture in Tinseltown, now there’s a hashtag. Cute as the hashtag may be.