Angela Lansbury may use a silly magnifying glass to solve murders as Jessica Fletcher but she doesn’t need any such contrivance to solve rapes. Angela is here to let you know that the number one cause of rape is women’s fashion and old fashioned strumpetry. According to Telegraph UK, Angela, who is 92 years old, gave the unusual victim-blaing “hot take” on the current Weinsteinageddon situation during a Radio Times interview.
Telegraph UK reports:
“There are two sides to this coin. We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us – and this is where we are today.
Let’s not forget that Angela is a grade A quality Old Hollywood Broad (OHB). And OHBs have seen some shit. And they’re not afraid to tell it like (they think) it is. Angela has been in the game since 1944 when she was nominated for an Oscar in her very first role in Gaslight so you’ll have to forgive her if she doesn’t feel the need to wring her hands over a couple of slaps on the ass and a coerced blow-jibber. You wear the lipstick, you do the time. It’s that simple, says Angela Lansbury.
Now, you might expect Angela to walk this back a little or couch her thoughts in slightly less stringent terms but you’d be disappointed. This OHB (who is also a Dame, never forget) isn’t shy about laying blame squarely at the foot of womanhood.
“We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that. Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped,”
Well shit, Angela. That’s dark as fuck. At this point I’m feeling really bad for her thinking about all the dicks she’s probably had to “meet” throughout her storied career. But no, Angela says nobody ever tried anything with her. Nothing. Never. Nobody ever harassed her sexually. #notme
One ray of light; Angela does think that things are changing for the better.
She added that the fault does not lie with individual victims: “Should women be prepared for this? No, they shouldn’t have to be. There’s no excuse for that. And I think it will stop now – it will have to. I think a lot of men must be very worried at this point.”
The OHB’s still got it! She’s looking at you, Rudy Valentino! Sure you’re dead as a doornail but Angela can still imagine your sweet comeuppance. She’s probably picturing you shaking in your tunic and pissing your smallclothes! She’s got your (long since punched) number. Angela concluded the interview (presumably) by saying “that will be all“, closing her eyes and commencing a power nap because she is very old.