Upsetting
Monday, March 24, 2003
 

I heard today that rapist film director Roman Polanski was applauded on last night's Oscar telecast. What exactly are the terms of penance for raping a 13-year-old girl?
I mean, a guy who robs a liquor store when he's 19 is one thing, but Polanski was in his 40s when he gave that girl booze and a pill and forced himself on her.

I know why they booed Michael Moore -- though I also heard he was applauded by a great many people -- but cheering a rapist is something I can't quite come to terms with.
 
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