Watch: Joe Rogan Discusses the Potential #MeToo Backlash
2017 will go down as the year we discovered just how rapey the entertainment industry is. Movies/TV. Stand-up comedy. Sports. Even celebrity chefs. I mean, seriously Batali? But with the uncritical fist pumping every time anyone tweets #MeToo, is the movement set for a backlash?
Joe Rogan and comedian Neal Brennan discuss.
They made the point Matt Damon tried making. But I thought it was more fun to score points off of him. Because Ben and Casey Affleck's best friend should just shut his face hole about sexual inappropriateness. Also, Damon is a giant doucheburrito.
Back to Rogan and Brennan, they brought up how due process has been completely thrown out on college campuses when it comes to accusations. Rolling Stone/UVA, Mattress Girl, etc. Everything Rogan and Brennan said is 100% spot on. Especially what women have to consider before going to the police. Serious people need to find serious solutions. Sadly, this is 2017 and we have Twitter to trend on.
One of the reasons so many are uncritical of #MeToo is a backlash to the push to throw away due process. Think about it.
Who was most vocal about an alleged "rape culture"? Hollywood liberals. It was't just rape. Sexual misconduct, bad touching, drunken hooking up... it was all the same. All women need to be believed at all times. Mainly, because that would have elected Hillary Clinton.
Now who are were finding out has been looking the other way while an actual rape culture existed? If not doing the raping themselves? Hollywood liberals. The same powerful liberals who were willing to throw nineteen-year-olds under the bus to advance their political agenda. If we're uncritically celebrating every time a new famous person gets accused, this is why. The hypocrisy is astounding.
So yeah, Louis C.K. is different from Harvey Weinstein. Who's different from Kevin Spacey. Who's different from whoever the new celebrity that's accused today is. I can't remember the last time I've turned on the internet and someone new was NOT accused of at least grabbing for someone's fun parts. If not showing off their own.
They're all different. But many are also the same people who set the rules about "believe all women."