“Women Are Partly To Blame for Showbiz Sex Scandal” says Sir Ian McKellen
When someone who has been around the block a few times offers you some real insight based on experience, it’s best to listen.
Superstar Sir Ian McKellen, known best by Americans for his roles as Gandalf and Magneto, has spoken out about the sex scandal in film and theater, claiming women are partly responsible because some tell directors they’ll sleep with them to win roles, reports the Daily Mail.
‘People must be called out and it’s sometimes very difficult for victims to do that,’ the Lord Of The Rings star said in a talk at the Oxford Union recently.
‘I hope we’re going through a period that will help to eradicate it altogether. But from my own experience, when I was starting acting in the early Sixties, the director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs. . . some of them had at the bottom of their photograph ‘DRR’ — directors’ rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me.
‘That was commonplace from people who proposed that they should be a victim. Madness. People have taken advantage of that and encouraged it and it absolutely will not do.’
Even though he supports any actual victims coming forward, the six-time Olivier Award-winner, 78, admitted he’s worried about the impact of wrongful accusations, adding:
‘I assume nothing but good will come out of these revelations, even though some people get wrongly accused — there’s that side of it as well.’
Even though he worked briefly with serial pervert Kevin Spacey in 2004, he was disgusted at the timing in which Spacey chose to reveal his homosexuality, and said that Spacey’s sex with underage boys will not pass.
‘The circumstances in which he chose to do it are reprehensible because it linked alleged underage sex with a declaration of sexuality.’
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
December 19th, 2017
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