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Netflix cancels flagship series 'House of Cards'

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Not defending Spacey here (of course not) but Mr. Rapp waited 31 years for the “right time”??

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HoC was anyway getting lame.

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I would have thought Season 6 would have been the last anyway. I don't see how they could drag it on for a 7th.

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Maybe Netflix could air the original BBC version. It is the better version.

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HoC was anyway getting lame.

I agree. I think it matured enough up to season 5.

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Very smart for him to try and play the Gay Privilege Card after the pedophilia accusations. Everyone knows the left do not hold gays to the same standards as most others.

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Very smart for him to try and play the Gay Privilege Card after the pedophilia accusations. Everyone knows the left do not hold gays to the same standards as most others.

But it didn't work - he's getting slammed everywhere for trying to divert sexual assault of a minor behind the rainbow

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Very smart for him to try and play the Gay Privilege Card after the pedophilia accusations. Everyone knows the left do not hold gays to the same standards as most others.

I read a piece by Owen Jones, a gay leftie writing the leftie(?) Guardian, slamming him for doing exactly what the right have stereotyped gays for doing - preying on the young.

It's even more vociferous than anything from the trash right who see what they want to see.

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But it didn't work - he's getting slammed everywhere for trying to divert sexual assault of a minor behind the rainbow

Except it did work for years and years.

https://usat.ly/2zTdgwH

As this article demonstrates even while admitting their complicity the radical Left continue to make excuses for not speaking up when one of their own was preying on children to satisfy themselves sexually.

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One of the best things to come out of this tragedy is the straight line that Spacey and the gay tabloids inadvertently draw between the modern homosexual community and pedohilia. It is a social issue too taboo for anyone to address regardless of how horrible the crime is. The desire to protect the members of their own tribe is too powerful to overcome.

When Spacey was outed as a pedophile he immediately outed himself as gay. Not to say that all gays are pedophiles of course but an acknowledgment that a disproportionate number are (a social phenomenon similarly perplexing as the fact that a disproportionate number of serial killers in the US are white males). Spacey’s immediate instinct was to seek cover from those in his tribe and in the the entertainment community that are all too aware of this dirty little secret.

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puregaijinOct. 31  12:56 pm JST Not defending Spacey here (of course not) but Mr. Rapp waited 31 years for the “right time”??

Perhaps because thirty-one years ago no one would have listened to him or cared. Thirty-one years ago, Spacey was pretty much an unknown and his "victim" (nothing apparently happened) was just a teenager. As you say, there is no defending Spacey, but Rapp's parents let him, as a 14-year old, attend a party with adults?

We are, in the U.S., in a unique time. While the Electoral College gave us a president who is known groper and misogynist, the revelations about Weinstein, something everyone understood to be going on in Hollywood practically since since "The Birth of a Nation," seems to have opened up the flood gates.

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While the Electoral College gave us a president who is known groper and misogynist

Unique time? Come on be serious. The Electoral College gave us a president who was a known groper and misogynist back in 1992. He was also ‘named and shamed’ as a rapist but his “feminist “ wife bullied his accusers into silance calling them bimbos and trailer trash.

Funny how Trump is reviled and Bill Clinton revered for the exact same behavior. It’s only a big deal now because the identity police thought they caught an offender in the other camp. When Bill was caught even the National Organization for Women went silent. Remember all the rage over office relationships and how women were coerced into them by power differences. Haven’t heard a thing about that cause celebre’ since Hillary’s husband got caught using his intern as a humidor.

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"In response to last night's revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported," it said.

Was the cast ever in danger ? Safe from what ? Supported for what ? I worry how these people would be able to react in the face of a genuine threat.

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Was the cast ever in danger ? Safe from what?

Maybe there are a few underaged male extras hanging around the set:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/hollywood-male-abusers-boys-gay-men-kevin-spacey

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In the hypocritical post-Weinstein world it's amazing how many people suddenly have the courage to profess out loud how shocked they are by the behavior of men with MONEY + SOCIAL POSITION ( = POWER ) who exploit it to get sexual gratification. Who'd a thunk it? Kings, Emperors, Sultans, Presidents, dictators, stars from all walks of life, politicians, CEOs have always been tempted by their entitlement to have their way with socially inferior women and men. Such lecherous conduct can never be condoned, but there go we all but for the grace of God, as the groping rightwing trashtalk host, Bill O'Reilly, has now painfully realized angrily confessing that he blames "God" for having to pay out $32,000,000 to a lady whose honor he had besmirched. Fact is, as primates, we shouldn't be surprised at the behavior of boss monkeys, doing their proverbial monkey business, which is why humans have had to erect their moral codes so often honored in the breach by alpha males (and females).

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As an adult, I've never wanted to lay down on a bed with a 14 year old, male or female!

Spacey is as Spacey does.....

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Although Spacey's career as an actor has virtually ended after Rapp's revelations, a role in a Polanski movie produced by HW is still a remote possibility. Would take some balls to raise funds to finance such project though.

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The Spacey revelations didn't surprise me one bit. Something always seemed a little bit off about that man.

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If this is what it takes to get a TV series canceled, then can I claim I was raped/groped/talked dirty by the staff of some TV series I hate?

I mean, damn, forget the legal system and innocent until proven guilty, apparently you can just make claims that you were sexually assaulted and destroy somebody else’s lives without the need to even go through the legal process.

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Why Mr. Rapp was in his bedroom? 14 year old boy in a bedroom of some drunk guy, what's the point here?

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A great actor destroyed by his selfishness and lack of respect to others. And as for coming out to deflect; shame on him.

The only "good" to come out of this sorry tale is that others who are up to no good will be outed.

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