Kevin Spacey is all over the news, and the accusations from his alleged victims range from pedophilia, to harassment, to rape.
Daily Mail: ‘He is a pedophile’: Kevin Spacey, then 24, had sex with teen, 14, and later tried to rape him claims victim while EIGHT House of Cards workers say actor harassed or assaulted them for years on set
If these stories weren’t shocking enough, the initial attempt by the Left Leaning media to try to soften the blow when the first allegation was made is really disturbing. Instead of focusing on the fact that Kevin Spacey had just been accused of pedophilia, it appears that ABC News (and other news sources) instead chose to focus on his “emotional coming out” story.
Spacey has changed the narrative of him allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old boy, put on Jamie Foxx’s “Blame it on the Alcohol,” and ended it with, “Oh, by the way, I’m gay!” There’s never truly a wrong time to come out and I’d never begrudge anyone for accepting their sexuality. But the seediness of using your coming out to deflect from a sexual-assault allegation is something else entirely. Already, headlines have ignored Rapp’s allegations for claptrap like ABC News’ since-edited story that at first read: “Kevin Spacey comes out in emotional tweet.” Several other outlets also led with the fact that Spacey has come out of the closet, rather than the fact that he came out in response to Rapp’s disturbing allegation. Beyond altering the narrative, Spacey’s statement grossly conflates pedophilia and homosexuality.
For Spacey to say, “if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” implies that when most gay men get drunk, it’s second nature for them to prey on a 14-year-old boy.
Twitter users made sure to to let ABC News know how they felt about this absurd attempt to change the narrative: