Wednesday, September 30, 2009
You Have Been Put On Notice
In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor", a 13-year-old girl (he was 44 years old at the time). Released after a 42-day psychiatric evaluation, Polanski fled to France, has had a U.S. arrest warrant outstanding since 1978, and an international arrest warrant since 2005. Polanski for many years avoided visits to countries that were likely to extradite him, such as the United Kingdom, and traveled mostly between France, where he resides, and Poland. As a French citizen, he was protected in France by the country's limited extradition with the U.S. On September 26, 2009, he was arrested, at the request of U.S. authorities, by Swiss police, on arrival at Zürich Airport while trying to enter Switzerland to pick up a lifetime achievement "Golden Icon Award" from the Zurich Film Festival.
Doesn't sound so bad, right? A chicken-shit, law-dodging child-raper finally getting what he deserves! Well, here comes the part that makes me sick:
There is a petition that has been signed by prominent "big name" movie directors and performers, basically asking to free Polanski cuz he's such a swell guy and it's all water under the bridge at this point anyway. (Shitty English translation here.)
Furthermore, the minimalization of the crime Polanski committed is astonishing. When such off-hand remarks by prominent celebrities sound like, "I know it wasn’t rape-rape", that means the apologetics for Polanski are getting pretty fucking weak.
Fuck all of you. You are all put on notice officially as of this moment. If anyone, I don't care who, defends Polanski or spews the bullshit apologetics for him in MY presence, your ass is grass. Flat out.
“He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.” - Leonardo da Vinci
10/2/2009: Awesome update! Both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and leading sex-abuse victim advocate Joelle Casteix have publicly criticized the "Polanski supporters" and voiced their opinion that Polanski should face the law just like anyone else. Boo ya, Pedanski, try escaping from Conan the Barbarian!