In light of Rapp's allegations, and Spacey's non-denial and "if I was drunk" defense, the very notion that ol' Kevin has "chosen" this moment to come out is offensive, and he is reaping the whirlwind of social media disgust.
Comng out? To the blind? As just one facet, he has taken a bevy of m-u-c-h younger men to the Emmys and Oscars...http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/09/19/05/388E15D800000578-0-image-a-107_1474260075828.jpg
I enjoy Spacey's acting and choice of film roles -- eternally grateful for putting Gwynnie's head in that infamous box -- but I am no fan of the 26-on-14 age associated with the alleged past events.
I'd be the first person to look for capital punishment over abusing a minor but what bugs me about this is:
1) Thirty years ago. He didn't actually rape the boy, he hit on him in an aggressive manner. If there were multiple people coming out saying he was actively raping 14-year-olds, that'd be a different matter.
2) What are his accusers saying he did? Is this a George W. Bush pat on the behind or physically holding a person down to touch their genitals? We don't know. We just know that people know he was a creep but there's no law against being a dirty old man.
3) People change. This is less about Stacey than about these accusations from decades past. There is no way to substantiate them. Even if 1000 people come forward, it's not proof. There's the famous case of the director for Jeepers Creepers. He molested a 13-year-old. The story says it was consensual, meaning he didn't physically attack the boy but took advantage of him. That also happened about 30 years ago and people boycotted his most recent film because of it. I think that's wrong, just as it is wrong to convict a man in the court of public opinion like they're doing with Stacey.
Had he done this in 2016, yeah, I'd be on board but 30 years ago?
As for his coming out, he's obviously deflecting but unless we've become God we shouldn't be judging him.