Harvey Weinstein apparently believes he will ultimately be forgiven for his decades-long predatory sexual tactics that ran rampant in Hollywood before being recently unearthed. Really.
And all this is being brought to light this week by… sigh… Piers Morgan. *rolls eyes*
Piers claims (?) he has spoken with Weinstein while the disgraced media mogul is seeking treatment for his, um, issues at a clinic in Arizona, and Morgan says that the 66-year-old is upbeat thinking he will eventually be forgiven by those in Hollywood.
In Piers’ words (below):
“I’ve spoken to Harvey in the clinic in Arizona, for about an hour. He’s fighting. He’s a fascinating character. The apocalyptic symptom of the whole thing – the casting couch finally brought to judgment. I can’t express the same level of shock as some people in Hollywood. Listen, this has been the system since Hollywood existed. It’s been a moral cesspit since the Twenties, and the idea that Harvey Weinstein is the only villain? Do me a favor. Look at Mel Gibson: ultimately Harvey believes he will be forgiven.”
First off, Piers, nobody anywhere is saying Harvey is the only villain. There are plenty of shitty people in Hollywood — and even more of them not in Hollywood!
But second, and more importantly, can we not describe a sexual predator like Weinstein as “a fascinating character”? Let’s call him by what he should be known — as a shitty human being.
As for Harvey — what do y’all think, Perezcious readers?!
Forgiveness is for real and this country (and the entertainment/pop culture world) loves a comeback story… but some comebacks are even too much for that. Will Harvey ever be forgiven?!
Or can he appropriately wind up on the scrap heap for all of his awful behavior?!
Let us know your opinions in the comments (below)…
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