Hollywood is on the brink of a total meltdown, and average Americans are pulling up a chair and some popcorn to watch the show.
It turns out Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment accusations are just the tip of the iceberg for the profane industry.
Now there are 3 women accusing him of rape, while Ben Affleck, Hollywood’s current “Dark Knight,” has been accused of some pretty ungentlemanly things as well.
The liberal community has been feigning shock in slow motion, it seems, as they thought this could never happen.
Even Obama and Hillary stayed silent for days before begrudgingly speaking out against it. His company has ousted him from it, and his wife is leaving him.
But now that it’s the “cool” thing to condemn the immorality the Left normally applauds day in and day out, one notable University is revoking something they gifted a long time ago: an honorary degree.
The University of Buffalo says it will move forward to take away the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in light of the controversy surrounding the super-producer.
Harvey Weinstein will be stripped of the honorary doctorate degree he received in 2000 in the wake of new sexual harassment allegations against him and reports of secret payoffs to abused women.
“The university is well aware of the allegations involving Mr. Weinstein,” spokesman John DellaContrada told Newsweek on Wednesday morning. “The university has initiated the process, pursuant to the [State University of New York] Board of Trustees policy, for the revocation of a SUNY honorary degree…”
The Board of Trustees says that it can take away honorary degrees if the recipient “has engaged in conduct that: 1) is inconsistent with the mission and/or values of the State University of New York; 2) undermines the accomplishments that were cited as the basis for awarding the honorary degree; or 3) is injurious to the reputation of the State University of New York or any of its constituent campuses.”
It’s not a huge surprise that the University of Buffalo would do this. The Weinstein story is only still getting started. Every day more women are coming forward with allegations that the man forced himself on them, or sexually harassed them in other ways. In order to protect their reputation, the school had to act.
But it appears Weinstein has received numerous awards and accolades over the years. Harvard gave Weinstein the W.E.B. Du Bois medal in 2014, for contributions to black culture.
Hmm, I’m thinking we might be hearing from Harvard over that one. I doubt the prestigious school would like their progressive award associated with a man accused of sexual misconduct.
This is only the start folks. Maybe the Weinstein case will expose more people in Hollywood who take advantage of women and others. Perhaps we are finally seeing the start of a much needed change in the industry.
Do you think we will see a massive reform in Hollywood as the stars pull their knives on each other? Or will they just continue with more of the same? Let us know in the comments, and share so others can get in on the conversation!