Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Kevin Spacey Comes Out as Gay, But His Apology to Anthony Rapp Makes Everything Worse


Overnight, Kevin Spacey issued a statement about Anthony Rapp’s recollection of being molested by the Oscar winner at age 14. Spacey also came out as gay– probably the worst kept secret in the history of Hollywood. But now Spacey has a bigger problem as his critics say he’s equating the attack with being gay. The internet is going crazy.

First, Spacey’s statement:


I’m filing this at 7am. Things are going to get worse very quickly this morning, I assure you. Twitter and Facebook are blazing with denouncements of Spacey not because he’s gay but because he used his announcement as a shield against Rapp’s story.

Meanwhile, Rapp has issued his own statement on Twitter, saying the BuzzFeed story contains everything he has to say.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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