Out of Line

“Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.” That sentiment expressed by Billy Eichner after Kevin Spacey responded to sexual abuse allegations was shared by many. Buzzfeed broke a story from actor Anthony Rupp in which he claimed that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance toward him when he was 14. Spacey said he didn’t remember the encounter and then chose that moment to come out as gay.

+ GLAAD summarized the reactions (although most were a lot more heated): “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.”

+ Netflix has announced that it will end House of Cards after its upcoming Season 6. (It’s only Monday, and America’s two fictional presidents, Frank Underwood and Donald Trump, are already having a terrible week…)

+ Think the stories about Harvey Weinstein can’t get any worse? Think again. Ronan Farrow’s latest: Weighing the Costs of Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein.

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