Due to the insidious nature of cancel culture, convicted rapist Roman Polanski’s career has taken a severe hit and his life is in shambles. He’s spent the past few decades cowering from the public eye, in fear for his life, and being forced to accept prestigious filmmaking awards in absentia. It’s just like he’s living in a prison really, only with a comfy mattress and better food and wine selections. Poor Roman really can’t catch a break. According to the BBC, his latest movie, An Officer and a Spy AKA J’accuse en français, received 12 César nominations, the French equivalent of the Oscars. This should be a moment of triumph for Roman, but it’s been marred by a bunch of unruly feminists who found it necessary to point out that 12 is also the same number of women who have accused Roman of rape (to date). Jesus, why is so hard for people to just let Roman be great in peace?!?
Film director Roman Polanski, who was convicted of statutory rape in 1977, has swept the nomination list for the 45th César awards for French cinema, sparking outrage.
Alain Terzian, the head of the Césars, defended Polanski’s nominations, arguing that the body “should not take moral positions” in giving awards.
However, Céline Piques, spokeswoman for French feminist organisation Osez le Féminisme (Dare to be Feminist) told French TV channel LCI: “I am shocked. The 400 cinema professionals who voted for this nomination have applauded Polanski with 12 nominations – 12 is also the number of women today who accuse Roman Polanski of rape. This is not the field of morality, this is the field of justice.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have finally given Roman the cold shoulder (and he hasn’t won an Oscar since 2003’s The Pianist, nearly 30 years since he took a plea deal for raping a 13-year-old, so don’t tell me Roman hasn’t suffered) but it seems the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma aren’t quite so prudish. Roman’s alleged crimes are practically ancient history anyway. He hasn’t faced any new accusations of since 2017! Sorry, 2019!
Maybe if we just give Roman get a few more prestigious awards, he’ll be better able to endure the misery of his life in exile. I mean, this is the man who gifted the world with Pirates! It’s the least we can do to ease his suffering. Because like it or not, one day Roman is going to die, and then what will we do? Give prestigious directing awards to exceptional female filmmakers? As if!