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Whoopi Goldberg finally gets it...Kinda. Sort of. Not quite.

I used to admire Whoopi Goldberg. She is a really good actor, and she participated in Comic Relief with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams for years. She couldn’t be all bad, right?

Then I learned that she actually thought that Roman Polanski, convicted rapist, was innocent–she doesn’t believe it was “rape-rape.”

Because…what? What is needed to make a 43 year old man having sex with a 13 year old girl “rape-rape”? I mean, besides the simple age of the victim. The use of drugs? Apparently not, because Polanski used drugs, and there was enough evidence against him that he took a guilty plea to one of the charges, and yet, Whoopi Goldberg is not convinced.

After that, I basically started to ignore anything coming from her. Which is why I didn’t know that she has been a staunch defender of Bill Cosby.

Bill Cosby, who at least two dozen women have accused of sexual assault over several decades.

Bill Cosby, who in a deposition in a civil case that was made public last week, admits to acquiring narcotics to give to women he wanted to have sex with.

Should we be happy that Goldberg has finally stated that all the evidence and testimony that has come to light, proving that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist, “kind of points to guilt”? Or that she has finally learned that there is no recourse for rape survivors after time has passed, depending on the statute of limitations where the rape occurs, or when the court of public opinion is always willing to defend the attacker, and to blame, shame and doubt the accuser?

No, actually. I still think Whoopi Goldberg is as much a scum as those two men–and the Steubenville rapists, and Mike Tyson, and… She totally deserves this:

And much, much more. Not that I think she will learn anything from this incident. I have a feeling she’ll find a way to blame those criticizing her (for defending rapists and abusers), as being too sensitive or some such other bullshit.

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  • And today, answering a question about Bill Cosby (during a question and answer session with the press on the just-signed Iran deal), President Barack Obama said:

    “I’ll say this. If you give a woman — or a man, for that matter — without his or her knowledge a drug, and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape. And I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.”

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  • Amarinda Jones
    July 16
    9:57 pm

    I used to admire her but not now. Rape is rape. There is no in-between that can be forgiven.

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  • She’s dead to me.

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  • LJ Briar
    July 25
    3:35 am

    That is so utterly heartbreaking.

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  • Nicole
    December 18
    2:03 pm

    Rape is rape. An adult having sex with a child is rape. I think however it’s important to remember who Roman Polanski was…. His young pregnant murdered wife was Sharon Tate.
    We can see how some celebrities stand up for him. Jim Carey for instance.
    People do change. For better and for worse. We get through our tragedies and they change us.
    He was clearly destroyed and made a huge mistake.
    it is not excused.
    But as humans we can understand how this happened because Charles Manson threw a wrench in his happy life full of promise and future.

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  • @Nicole: I’m sure you’ll forgive me, but I find your comment both confusing and insulting.

    Jim Carey defends Roman Polanski? Well, color me not surprised–he also continues to champion the “vaccines cause autism” cause, despite the fact that actual, real science proves that as bullshit.

    Which means, to me, that Mr Carey has very little discernment.

    As far as, “well, they killed his wife, so his world was destroyed” bit? You say it’s not an excuse, and yet, you are trying to use Sharon Tate’s murder to explain away Roman Polanski’s pedophilia.

    How, in any universe, does the murder of his wife explains/justifies/excuses, the “grieving” widower turning around and raping a thirteen year old? And make no mistake: even if a thirteen year old were to loudly, repeatedly, enthusiastically agree to have sex (not the case with Polanski’s victim, since she was drugged), it’s still statutory rape, because a child cannot consent to sex.

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