Whoopi Goldberg: When celebrities say stupid things
Ok, I get it: Whoopi Goldberg is paid to say crazy things on The View.
Goldberg on The View spoke about film director Roman Polanski’s arrest and possible extradition to the U.S. to finally face justice after leaving the country to avoid jail time for a 1978 rape of a 13-year-old girl (back when he was 44 years old).
The star of The Color Purple said: “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”
She added: “We’re a different kind of society. We see things differently. The world sees 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds in the rest of Europe… not everybody agrees with the way we see things…”
Polanski who was born in France. His father was a Polish Jew while his mother was a Russian with a Jewish father and Catholic mother.
So, it’s ok for a European to come to America, violate our laws and get away with it? Would it be ok for an American to commit a brutal crime in Europe and flee back here since we don’t see things the way Europeans do?
Unbelievable. Nice job of trivializing rape, Whoopi.
One has to wonder what Goldberg’s reaction would’ve been if it had been her 13-year-old daughter or granddaughter who was sexually assaulted.
Furthermore, what’s wrong with all these celebrities defending Polanski? Maybe Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and Debra Winger should read the transcripts of what took place.
It amuses me that Woody Allen is also defending Polanski, especially when you consider Allen’s married to his ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter.
Kudos to French director Luc Besson for refusing to sign a petition calling for Polanski’s release. Besson knows and likes Polanski but says nobody should be above the law.