It is 2018
To look back at 2017, I think I would forgive Donald Trump if he ended 2017 with a good belly laugh and a bit of sniggering.
Let’s face it, Hollywood award ceremonies from January onwards ended up being about Donald Trump, how barely human he was and why he was such an abomination to American mankind and to a lesser extent, the world.
All kinds of insults were thrown at him. Barely anyone in Hollywood, were left standing without a bad and negative word or two against The Donald.
The great Meryl Streep was at it, Whoopi Goldberg was at it (I think she even mentioned about leaving USA for good if The Donald wins the presidency). Ashton Kutcher was at it, even Kerry Washington was at it. The vociferous Ashley Judd also had a say. They all had a say. They ridiculed him, they dehumanised him, etc.
And then come October 2017, the most shocking thing slowly unfolded right in the very middle, the very heart within Hollywood. Their stalwart, most influential man, Harvey Weinstein, the Geppetto of Hollywood was reported as an alleged serial rapist and habitually engaged in sexually harassing young actresses; the growing list included Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Ashley Judd came out and confessed how she was also a victim from the heinous and most disgusting sexual predator that is Harvey Weinstein but she loves him and understand that he was sick and he has to get treatment. Huh?!!!
Anyway, Harvey Weinstein proclivities with young actresses started in the early 90s. Apparently it was an open secret in Hollywood. Casting Couch is alive and well.
And yet no one came out to warn anyone about Weinstein before it blew over in October. It is an open secret but everyone secretly pretending they know nothing, including Ben Affleck and George Clooney. Meryl Streep is practically mute in crucifying Weinstein, compared to the speeches she gave against The Donald. Hollywood certainly look after itself.
There are more than 50 victims who have now come forward.
Hollywood seemed to have turned a new leaf against The Donald. They don’t create as much noise now.
Let’s wait for the coming Oscar later in March. Will they say anything against the Donald or will they castigate Harvey? We shall see. I have never looked forward to the Oscar as much as Oscar 2018, which by the way will be the 90th year anniversary.
Hollywood you clean your backyard.