Monday, October 12, 2009

Who Cares What You Think

Think on this…Roman Polanski is an award winning filmmaker. He directed such movies as The Pianist, Rosemary’s Baby, and Chinatown. These were both ground breaking as well as powerful movies. He is outrageously gifted and should be applauded for his work. He also admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Not a 17 year old lying about her age or even a 16 year old with a fake ID, but a 13 YEAR OLD! I don’t care what people think about his movie making abilities he, as an adult had sex with a child. Then he has the audacity to run and hide in other countries to avoid dealing with the ramifications of statutory rape.

Now, due to his tremendous talent many people in Hollywood are petitioning the U.S. government not pursue him for this crime. There are so many people in jail right now for the same crime, and that is a good thing. Others who have committed the same crime years ago as Polanski are now living in the most remote locations as to not be anywhere within the vicinity of children. Somehow we are to forget what he has done and just let the fact that he had sex with a middle school girl go, because some celebrity said so? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

I think we as a society have given too much credence to what celebrities say and think. Just because someone made a movie, or are famous, they should not have such weight in our eye. If Hollywood supports something or someone that doesn’t mean we should. Their views should not set the bar for our perspectives. We need to look to the Bible for our direction or we will follow the whims of people that ever change. “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.” Proverb 21:2 Just a thought.


  1. I hear yah man. In fact, usually when Hollywood is saying one thing, the good thing is to do the exact OPPOSITE! If we use Hollywood as our moral compass then we are in a lot of trouble. Polanski needs to face a judge & jury for what he did. With something like this, the timeframe since the incident happened is irrelevant. Gotta hold everybody to the same standard.

  2. I got a math equation for things like this:

    Statutory rape = Statutory rape

    It's just that simple. Dude needs to face the law. It's actually kinda messed up that some folks in Hollywood supports him. Most industries would blackball him for this. Thing is, we all know that many folks in Hollywood are not playing with a full deck and their morals are already on the fence. Yes, I wish one day to be a major force in Hollywood myself, but the truth is the truth no matter how you look at it.