At the end of last season on House Of Cards (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT), Frank Underwood (played by increasingly icky Kevin Spacey) is no longer in charge and watches the White House from the outside in a hotel room. Change the word “White House” with “House Of Cards set,” and you may as well have Kevin’s career right about now.
Kevin made history on Sunday when he became the first person to get shamed by GLAAD for coming out, because he came out after all these years to deflect from the allegations that he tried to seduce a 14-year-old Anthony Rapp. Here in Boston, the Boston Globe was reminded of how the former Channel 5 news anchor Heather Unruh tweeted during the Harvey Weinstein scandal about how Kevin allegedly assaulted a loved one:
— Heather Unruh (@HeatherUnruh) October 13, 2017
The Globe said last summer Kevin came into a well-known restaurant pretty late and sat next to a man. Heather alleged Kevin then did something under the table that was “completely unexpected, completely inappropriate.” When Kevin got up to go to the bathroom, a woman who saw the whole thing told the victim to run.
I must not be the only one who got a case of vomit from reading all that, because Deadline reports that the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences withdrew Kevin’s name as the recipient of the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award. The organization kept it pretty terse:
“The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award.”
The award is apparently presented to “an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch humanity,” which, well, Kevin seems to have interpreted in extremely the wrong way.
The whole ordeal led Netflix to announce that next season will be House Of Cards’ last. The final season was in production in Maryland, but today it was announced that filming was stopped this morning and who knows when it’ll pick up again. via Deadline
“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.”
It is truly awful to hear all this shit come out, but – if you ask me – it could also be an opportunity. Nobody was watching that shit for Frank anyway. They were watching it for “Clay-uh.” So just boot Kevin and let us fictitiously live in peace with the lady president we all want but don’t deserve! Robin Wright, revive that Wonder Woman Amazonian spirit, ride into Maryland on horseback, and snatch the top billing away from Kevin. The pencil skirt industry and Netflix viewers-at-large beg you!