Should We Support Rehabilitated Sexual Predators?

Should We Support Rehabilitated Sexual Predators?

Matt Lauer, Louis CK, And More Eye Comeback!

#METOO. The next topic is pretty handsy. The #MeToo movement has completely ripped a part the Entertainment universe and has been the hottest topic of the year. The downfall of alleged pig, Harvey Weinstein, was one I believe we all laughed at. After decades of allegedly harassing women, he finally received his karma. Sure, he'll have an endless amount of money until his death bed, but his reputation is shot. It's safe to say, Weinstein will never have a comeback. However, some men accused of sexual allegations are eyeing a second chance in the Entertainment business. Should we be supporting a redemption story from any alleged predator?

According to The Cut, alleged sexual predators, Comedian Louis C.K., News Anchor, Matt Lauer, and more are trying to succeed post their #MeToo allegations. No exact word yet on how Lauer plans his return being the face of day time news, but apparently Louis is going to try a comedy tour making fun of his mistakes. Hmm. In these two specific instances, I definitely believe Lauer will never be on television again in general. He may want to start a Youtube channel and see what happens? Louis will probably have small success doing tours throughout bars in the South and MidWest, because if his fans have his humor, they do think the #MeToo movement is a joke. However, it's clear allegations and internet scrutiny have buried the careers of these men. As they should. 

Moving forward, I cannot help but wonder: Should we be forgiving of the alleged predators? We live in a current society who enjoy seeing people become ruined. Especially since the election of Donald Trump, everyone has became more abrasive with their opinion. It was primarily women who were sick and tired of seeing wealthy men in power get away with...elections, among plenty else, which likely charged the #MeToo movement. The movement was to tell men they can no longer use their authority to harass anyone. The alleged facts these men used their power to demean and sexually touch others is absolutely appalling. To be honest, in my opinion, it's unforgivable.

This brings the next conversation. Can you befriend someone who has done terrible things in their past? To me, a leopard doesn't change it's spots. While I support someone rehabilitating themselves in any capacity, this only works if the person did this without harm to others. Changing for yourself is one thing, but these alleged predators have gotten away with their antics for years and were forced to acknowledge their alleged disgusting behavior. They won't change and neither should public opinion on them.

Will you support the comeback of the alleged predators returning to the limelight?

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject. 

The Razzie Awards Honored Kevin Spacey & Other #TimesUp Villains With An "In Memoriam"

Even the Razzies are celebrating the ongoing #MeToo/#TimesUp movement.

Awards season was at its height this weekend with the Oscars and the Razzies celebrating the best and the worst of movie making respectively.

On Saturday (March 3), the 38th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, most commonly known as the Razzies, revealed the “winners” who made the worst contributions to Hollywood in 2017.

But that’s not all.

In a video, shared below, the Razzies also decided to include an “In Memoriam” to remember the Hollywood creatives and executives who were called out for their sexual harassing tyranny.

Some faces included in the video are Harvey Weinstein, Casey Affleck, Brett Ratner, Woody Allen, Lous C.K., Donald Trump, James Franco, and Kevin Spacey.

Spacey has seen his career utterly destroyed after Star Trek’s Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances at him when he was 14.

Spacey was quickly fired from his role in Netflix’s House of Cards and he was digitally removed from the movie All the Money in the World.

In addition, James Franco has taken a bit of a hit due to the allegations against him. Many believe he did not receive an Oscar nomination for his role in The Disaster Artist because of the many claims against him.

While we’re not sure if all the careers referenced in the video are totally dead, we can say that most of them are hurting.

As for the rest of the Razzies, several films/actors gained dishonorable mentions. Some "winners
 were, The Emoji Movie for Worst Picture, Tom Cruise winning Worst Actor for The Mummy, and Tyler Perry winning Worst Actress for BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween.

Rumors of Hollywood Morality Clauses Could Mean Trouble For LGBTQ Actors

LGBTQ actors might soon be suffering because of sexual molesters.

As a reaction to the many sexual assault claims popping out of Hollywood, movie studios are considering the return of morality clauses.

Moral clauses were big in the 1920s. They allowed movie studios to place strict limitations on the personal lives of actors. This was enacted so studios could maintain their reputations and prevent actors from getting into big scandals or crime cases.

These clauses often protected studios and filmmakers “if the talent engages in conduct that results in adverse publicity or notoriety or risks bringing the talent into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule.”

Now with the rise of the #MeeToo campaign and the fall of Hollywood talents like Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, some believe the resurgence of these moral clauses is on the horizon.

The problem is that this incredibly strict control over the personal lives of actors could negatively impact LGBTQ actors in the business.

There is already a stigma towards actors coming out of the closet for fear that the actors will no longer have the option of lead roles and will be shoehorned into typecasted parts.

For instance, Fantastic Beasts and Justice League actor Ezra Miller shared last year that he was told coming out was a mistake. In addition, Luke Evans's publicity team tried to make seem like he was dating a woman back in the mid-2000s.

While all of this is just assumption as studios consider the idea, LGBTQ talent might be concerned about the possibility.