Hollywood Hypocrisy: The Left’s Silence on Harvey
Finally, Hollywood’s biggest movie mogul is outed for abusing women over decades (“Swine-stein horror tales,” Oct. 11).
Anyone who stood by watching this deplorable man in action is just as guilty. Hollywood is so full of itself — constantly mouthing off about the injustices of society.
These very people threw Billy Bush under the bus for derogatory comments, yet stood silent as this vile person allegedly raped, abused and bullied women. I’m sick of the hypocrisy. It’s time to boycott Hollywood. Period. It’s time to silence these blowhards. Cathy Cena Brooklyn
These liberals in Hollywood who hate President Trump so much allowed a predator like Harvey Weinstein to prey on young women for years and said nothing. And please don’t insult our intelligence by saying they didn’t know.
This behavior has been going on in Hollywood for years. It’s a dirty little secret kept by dirty people. These poor women were just pawns with nowhere to go.
Those who failed to speak up are just as guilty as he is. Matthew Galcik Montauk
Clearly, Weinstein’s victims felt they would be targets of retaliation no matter what.
They didn’t see banding together to tell their truth as an option until now. It’s scary and depressing. Merel Janes Manhattan
Everyone on the left is now coming out to condemn Weinstein, but only after his decades of alleged rape, assault and sexual harassment were revealed to the general public.
It was a Hollywood open secret for decades, akin to the Catholic Church’s covering up its pedophile priests.
Now Hillary Clinton is attacking Weinstein. Until this month, the Clintons were on good terms with him.
The left will tolerate almost anything a liberal does or says. Roman Polanski is another example of a Hollywood darling, even though he admitted and was convicted of assaulting a minor. Wayne Johnson Alexandria, Va.
Hollywood got caught with its pants down. The “holier than thou” Meryl Streep claimed that not everyone knew.
It seems many knew and closed their eyes because apparently a movie role is far more important than turning in an abuser of women. Hollywood is a cesspool. Ron Zajicek Cortlandt Manor Are we really shocked to hear all the sordid tales of Weinstein’s behavior?
The super-rich live in a different world. For how long now have we heard of the antics of the too many men who, because of their wealth, feel enti- tled to any woman they choose?
It’s sad listening to the influential women in entertainment and politics who say they’re for women’s equality. Where were they all these years?
It’s such a farce. Now, after many years, they all come forward. Too bad it’s a little too late. Sam King Manhattan
Weinstein is certainly not the first sleazy entertainment maven to use his powerful perch to take advantage of aspiring young actresses who otherwise would not give him a second glance.
Accommodating the carnal demands of a producer or director for career purposes has been going on for decades.
To paraphrase Lorne Michaels, “it’s a Hollywood thing.” Dennis Middlebrooks Brooklyn
Hillary would have us believe she’s a great champion for women, especially victims of sexual assault.
Yet she’s yukked it up with the likes of Anthony Weiner, Weinstein and, of course, her own husband, Bill Clinton.
Surrounded for years by sexual deviants, Hillary’s either the most clueless women’s advocate of all time or an astoundingly cynical liar. Which is it, Hillary supporters? Pete McArdle Yorktown Heights
To believe that Bill and Hillary didn’t know about Weinstein’s behavior is like believing that Captain Louis Renault didn’t know about the gambling at Rick’s gin joint in Casablanca. Jake McNicholas Whitestone