The Harvey Weinstein scandal has exposed a lot of uncomfortable truths about the left. Most notably, their ‘war on women’ hysteria is a total sham. Hollywood doesn’t care about protecting women. All they care about is their own survival and personal bank accounts. Big names in Hollywood knew exactly what was going on. Quentin Tarantino had the stones to admit he could have done more.
From American News:
Director Quentin Tarantino had the courage to at least admit he didn’t do the right thing.
From The Daily Caller:
Quentin Tarantino has admitted what many already expected of the Hollywood director: He knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior with women and continued to work with Weinstein regardless.
Tarantino and Weinstein have worked together for years. Tarantino says he has known about many of the allegations which have emerged against Weinstein for decades and done nothing.
“I knew enough to do more than I did,” Tarantino said in an interview with The New York Times published Thursday. “There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”
It’s shameful that Tarantino knew women were being victimized and didn’t do anything about it. However, he does deserve a little bit of credit for admitting it now. This act Hollywood is trying to pull of about not knowing what was going on is really despicable.
Clowns like George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and others haven’t been as brave. They have been running around pretending they had no idea what their close acquaintance was doing behind the scenes for decades.
Americans are tired of being lectured about morality from Hollywood while Hollywood runs around playing by different rules.
They just sent a clear message to George Clooney.
The great John Nolte has the details.
Even the estimates of a $7 million to $10 million opening weekend for Suburbicon felt generous. And were they ever. Despite a ton of publicity and placement on over 2,000 screens, George Clooney’s embarrassing attempt at being a third Coen brother went down in flames. Placing in ninth(!) place, Deadline projects a devastating opening weekend of just $3 million.
Overall, Hollywood is getting hammered. The bad news for Clooney, as Nolte points out, really stands out.
The news, however, is especially bad for Clooney. Prior to Suburbicon, the director’s 2011 The Ides of March was his worst wide-opening ($10 million) as a director. This $3 million opening is also the worst opening ever (in over 2,000 theaters) for star Matt Damon.
Working against Clooney is his politically divisive personality and his track record. In this age of an ever empowered new media, the Hollywood bubble and mainstream media no longer have the power to con American moviegoers into believing he’s a modern-day Cary Grant and genius auteur. The movies he directs are just not very good. Fans of 2002’s Confession of a Dangerous Mind should be reminded that Clooney did not write that script.
Also working against Suburbicon is its Harveywood problem. Both Clooney and Damon got their start with Harvey Weinstein. Damon’s affiliation with the alleged serial-predator is so strong it is impossible to think of one without the other.
Who would have guessed that George Clooney would become box office poison.
But, that looks to be the case and it’s impossible not to conclude that politics is a big reason for that.
The American people are sick and tired of the virtue signaling. They are done watching award shows that amount to nothing more than political lectures. They are done spending their hard earned money on celebrities who clearly hold contempt for middle America. They are done pretending that rich celebrities have a clue what’s going on in the real world.
It’s fascinating and exciting to watch Hollywood lose their spot at the table.