On the list? Salman Rushdie, Milan Kundera, Diane von Furstenberg, Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Darren Aronofsky, Monica Bellucci, Tilda Swinton, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam and Woody Allen:
Woody Allen, people. It would be kind of funny, if it weren’t a big fucking list of celebrities who support a child rapist.
And the public interest is, in fact, better served by punishing people who rape children and flee the country than it is by bowing to famous and powerful people who somehow believe that really good films make up for felonies — or that living, traveling, and working openly in your chosen profession for 30 years, just on a different continent, is “punishment enough.” (But the poor man was always looking over his shoulder! Yes, because he was a fugitive child rapist. Do you see how it always ends up there?)
Kate Harding‘s piece is gold. Please read it.
Update: Lynden Barber in New Matilda writes:
Linger, for a moment, on that strange and rather offensive image — the admitted sexual predator of a minor, recast as an innocent tossed to the savage beasts.
Barber also includes some of the young girl’s testimony of Polanski anally raping her. Now tell me he’s the victim.