Monday, October 30, 2017

Netflix ends "House of Cards" after long enough run; Wasn't Kevin Spacey's sin venial enough?

Netflix will end its “House of Cards” series with Season 6, which is a lot, NPR announced today in a typical story.

I know the purists will say there is no “statute of limitations” on involvement of a minor in moral codes (sometimes there is in state law).  Spacey’s tease of a 14 year old might have seemed more acceptable in 1986 (although you wonder about on the heels of HIV), than it would be after the exposure from NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” (mostly heterosexual cases) with Chris Hansen in 2005-2006, when public opinion flipped so quickly. Some teens are mature for their age and can tease.  But the social intolerance for anything like this seemed to flip around 2005.

Kevin Spacey has “come out” as a gay man, something I’ve heard for years.  Many are saying he has no right to hide behind a past phantom closet.

Milo Yiannopoulos, following the pseudo accusations against him in February, jumped all over Spacey on his own site today.

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