If someone has paid attention to the news recently, they might be aware of the fact that a certain film producer has been accused of sexually harassing, assaulting, or raping a number of women. Then again, this could be something that they are not ever aware of.
This could show that they have just missed this story, or perhaps the news station/publication that they pay attention to hasn’t given this story a lot of exposure. Due to the nature of what has taken place, it can be hard to understand why certain channel or publication, for instance, wouldn’t give this story a lot of coverage.
Business as Usual
However, if one was to take deeper look into this, they may come to see that this simply a continuation of how things have been for a very long time. It has been said that at least one publication had known for a number of years about what was going on.
The truth has then been hidden for many, many years and this is something that is still going on to this very day. It doesn’t end there, though, as a number of actors have also said that they were aware of what this producer was like.
A Lot of Power
One way of looking at this would be to say that this shows how much power this guy had. He was able to behave however he wanted to behave and very little, if anything, actually happened to him.
And now that this guy has finally come crashing down, it has give people the ability to speak out. There are the people who knew what he was like and then there are the women who were harmed by him.
After someone has stepped forward and spoken about what happened to them, there are likely to be people who see them as brave, even empowered. And there is no doubt that speaking out against something like this does take courage.
At the same time, one also has to wonder why they didn’t say anything before. Now, it could be said that the reason why they didn’t say anything is because they didn’t feel safe enough to do so.
This could be the case, yet there is also the chance that it is not this black and white. The reason why someone now has the ‘courage’ to speak out could come down to the fact that they no longer have anything to lose.
If they had spoken out before it may have ruined their career, so it wouldn’t have been an option. This would then have been a time when they were more interested in getting ahead than they were with putting an end to this guy’s destructive behaviour.
The Main Priority
Now that this person no longer has any use to them, it is going to be a lot easier for them to speak out. They were happy to overlook this guy’s behaviour before, but now they no longer need to.
When this is the case, I wouldn’t be right to call someone like this brave or even courageous. They are, of course, looking out for themselves, and if they can look good by doing this it will be even better for their own ego.
It has been said that it is not uncommon for an actor/actress to be in position where they don’t know who they are. Someone like this is then not just putting on an act when they are working; they are always putting on an act.
With this in mind, it is not going to be a challenge for an actor/actress to act moral when they need to. And thanks to social media, it is relatively easy for someone to define how other people see them.
What is also interesting about all this is that Hollywood is full of people who love to lecture people. These people make out that they are holier than thou, which is then why the average person needs to heed their advice.
It is as if there are a plenty of people in Hollywood who say one thing and do another. Another way of looking at this would be to say that these people are more concerned with looking good than doing good.
A Big Cover Up
So, perhaps the reason why so many actors and actresses need to elevate themselves so high is because they feel so. Their need to look good is then more about avoiding their true feelings than it is about making a difference in the world.
The reason they feel so bad about themselves could be the result of what took place when they were younger. Also, who knows that they have had to do to get to where they are today.
A Common Occurrence
When someone doesn’t want to face something within them, they can end up disconnecting from it. But while this can allow them to feel better about themselves, it won’t change what is taking place at a deeper level.
Therefore, if an actor or an actress, for instance, has disconnected from their own guilt and shame, they could end up trying to make everyone else feel guilty and ashamed. Not only will this allow them to distance themselves from their own issues, it will also allow them to take the moral high ground in the process.
If these people had an inner world that was as healthy as their bank balance, they probably wouldn’t need to elevate themselves so high or to tell people how they should live their life. We are in an age that is often seen as ‘the age of revealing’, and perhaps this is partly why Hollywood’s true colours are being revealed.
Ultimately, the people in Hollywood who are often seen as gods and goddesses are no different to anyone else on this planet – they are imperfect human beings. And, as we have seen, this is somewhere where deeply flawed human beings are to be found.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.