Woody Allen knows his way around a sex scandal. He’s an alleged child molester himself. He married his adopted slant daughter.
A smart Jew would have kept his mouth shut about Harvey Weinstein. But the Jewish need to defend another Jew in trouble overcame Woody, I suppose.
Excerpt from The Guardian
Woody Allen has been forced to clarify remarks made about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, after stating that he felt “sad” for the disgraced producer.
Allen was widely criticised for comments made on Saturday in which he expressed sympathy for Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment by a growing number of women.
“The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” he told the BBC. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up. There’s no winners in that. It’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.”
In the same interview Allen also warned that the revelations could lead to a “witch hunt atmosphere … where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself”.
The director’s comments received widespread condemnation on Twitter, with Rose McGowan, who is one of the women accusing Weinstein of sexual assault, describing Allen as a “vile little worm”.
However, in a statement sent to Variety on Sunday, Allen said that his earlier remarks had been misconstrued. “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” the statement read. “I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings.”
Styx has fun with Woody Allen and Hollywood. Nine minutes of Styx condemning Hollywood’s hedonism and entitlement mentality.