The problem Hollywood has with the #MeToo movement, which has been politicized by the left, is the standard can vary depending on who’s involved and their gender.
Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” admitted on Wednesday’s show that she discussed sex with then-underaged actor Neil Patrick Harris — not that she was the first to volunteer that information.
“You know, I did my first movie ever with Whoopi Goldberg in a movie called ‘Clara’s Heart’, and we worked together on that,” Harris said. “And she told me, she told me —I was what, 15, 16 years old . She told me on my last day of shooting that ten years, in ten years time, she was gonna have sex with me.”
After a long, awkward pause, Whoopi said, “I might have.”
The audience’s response was to laugh at the idea of a 32-year-old woman, which is how old Whoopi would have been, talking about having sex with a 16-year-old boy.
But then, at the height of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal that rocked Hollywood to its core, an otherwise outspoken Whoopi was tight-lipped when asked if she ever experienced sexually harassment in her career,
She replied with a curt, “No, honey,” before her publicist jumped in like a rabid pitbull to bring things to a screeching halt.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 13, 2017
“He had many questions as a kid,” Whoopi said of Harris’ comment. “And so I said, ‘Listen, wait ten years, and I’ll take you through it.’”
Whoopi tried to deflect somewhat by characterizing the sexually oriented exchange as having “some fun.”
“See, in those days you could actually have some fun like that. You can’t do that now. People get very upset now.”
Knowing how critical pop culture acceptance is to his trade — and Whoopi’s royalty status therein — Harris helped soften the blow.
“Hey, I was not offended. I’m looking forward to it,” he said, prompting Whoopi to joke, “Well, if I can find it, you can have it.”
For the record, Harris is gay and currently married to actor/chef David Burtka.
Keep in mind Whoopi’s stance in 2009 on Roman Polanski, the director who fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl he gave pills and alcohol.
“I know it wasn’t rape-rape,” she said. “It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”
The irony here is that Goldberg lashed out at Donald Trump Jr. last week for saying he fears more for his sons than for his daughters in the face of the left weaponizing the #MeToo movement.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 2, 2018
Her response was to smear Trump Jr’s young sons.
“You only worry about this for your child if you think your child has these tendencies,” Whoopi said.
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