Allegations of sexual advances on a minor have been made against Kevin Spacy and the thought of him using these allegations as a vessel to come out as a gay man has put Rosie O’Donnell in fighting mode. She is one of many of the celebrities who find Spacey’s timing far from an embraceable moment, which was often the case in the past when other celebrities have shared openly that they are gay.
O’Donnell tweeted to Spacey on Monday saying, “u don’t remember the incident – 30 years ago? – f–k u Kevin – like Harvey we all knew about u – I hope more men come forward.”
Perhaps comedian Wanda Sykes worded Spacey’s actions the best when she said that “he can’t choose to hide under the rainbow.” Both O’Donnell and Sykes are talking about the allegations that were made by former child star Anthony Rapp who claims that Spacey pushed him down on a bed and made sexual advances when he was just 14-years-old. Rapp, who managed to get away, still is bothered by that day which happened over 30 years ago.
Spacey, who didn’t confirm or deny the charges, took the opportunity to say that he doesn’t remember back 30 years, but if it did happen, he apologized. He then declared how he has had relationships with both women and men, but at this stage of his life, he is living life as a gay man. If the incident did happen, Spacey has chalked it up to an episode of overindulging in drinking, according to CNN. Stacey said,
“But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
The incident occurred three decades ago back in 1986 when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. According to Just Jared, Rosie fired off another tweet at Spacey:
“he was known as someone gay men should beware of. I had ‘heard’ the stories – not that he molested 14 yr old boys – it doesn’t surprise me – and its gross to use that accusation to come out.”
Netflix canceled their hit show House of Cards over Spacey’s tweet. They are in production now, but they have confirmed that the sixth season will be the show’s last, according to the Daily Mail. A joint statement was released by the folks that produce House of Cards, Media Rights Capital, and Netflix. The statement, which was released on Monday, reports that they were “deeply troubled by last night’s news.”
What is troubling to many is that Spacey, 57, acknowledged the truth about his sexuality only when he thought it could serve him, which is what Zachary Quinto suggested. As the Daily Mail suggests, Rosie O’Donnell, “who is never one to hide her feelings went right for the jugular” in her response.
When O’Donnell was asked if she knew of other men in Hollywood who act like predators, besides Spacey and Weinstein, she answered, “of creepy men in Hollywood? white guys in positions of power? ummm there r too many.”
Rosie later clarified her claim that she knew about Spacey by saying, “‘no one knew it was kids except for the ones he abused most abusers have many many victims.”
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