It’s not going well for Kevin Spacey.
There is an overwhelming element of trying to defend against the indefensible as word continues to spread that Democrat Party activist and House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14. Nevertheless, Spacey has hamhandedly tried to deflect from the story by coming out of the closet as a gay man.
To put it mildly, Spacey’s strategy has been a disaster.
According to Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD (Note: according to Wikipedia, “GLAAD” had been an acronym for “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation”, but became the primary name due to its inclusiveness of bisexual and transgender issues): “Coming-out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault. This is not a coming-out story about Kevin Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances. The media and public should not gloss over that.”
**Numerous fellow travelers of the Leftism-Hollywood Complex were less than sympathetic to Spacey:
No no no no no! You do not get to “choose” to hide under the rainbow! Kick rocks! https://t.co/xJDGAxDjxz
— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) October 30, 2017
Dear fellow media:
Keep focus on #AnthonyRapp BE THE VICTIM'S VOICE. Help us level the playing field.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 30, 2017
This is changing the subject. Rapp's charge is pedophilia. https://t.co/FNSiSW27KB
— Frank Rich (@frankrichny) October 30, 2017
Kevin Spacey's comment was wrong on so many levels. https://t.co/5pFhiqMK5W
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) October 30, 2017
Predictably enough, numerous conservatives popular on Twitter had clever takes, e.g. Michael Knowles/@michaeljknowles (“It took 58 years for Kevin Spacey to cash in his gay out of jail free card.”) and Joe Biggs/@Rambobiggs (“So I guess Kevin Spacey will be on Ellen this week to talk about how hard it is to come out as gay.”)