Spare me Hollywood’s nauseating hypocrisy over Will Smith — these same people gave Roman Polanski an Oscar after he raped a child
By Piers Morgan
April 4, 2022 4:55pm Updated
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There are few better illustrations of Tinsel Town’s warped morality than the shocking case of acclaimed film director Roman Polanski who was 44 when he drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl.
He admitted unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor but before he received his full sentence, he fled America in 1978 and has never returned to face justice for his despicable crime.
Now, given Hollywood’s current fit of faux-indignant moral rage over Will Smith’s slap to Chris Rock’s face, and its frantic effort to cancel him off the face of the acting planet, you might assume that it reacted with far greater fury and disgust to someone who abused and sodomized a young girl after plying her with quaaludes.
But you would be wrong.
Instead, Hollywood carried on hiring Polanski to direct movies from his European exile, and in 2003, it awarded him the Oscar for Best Director at the Academy Awards for his work on The Pianist.
Of course, he wasn’t there to receive it in person … … …
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Once again I find myself on the same side of an argument as Piers Morgan. What’s the world coming to? Who’s moving which way?
I really don’t care what “celebrities” do or say. And, especially when the hypocrisy is overflowing.
That goes for politicians, bureaucrats, and “experts” who are out of their area of expertise.
In this case, Piers Morgan is spot on and “over the target”.