Announcer: “Roman Polanski, you just drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl! What are you gonna do next?!”
Polanski: “I’m going to EuroDisney!”
Okay, it didn’t happen exactly like that. But after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977, Roman Polanski fled the United States and returned to France before he could be sentenced for such a heinous and despicable crime.
Thirty-two years later and only a few days ago, Polanski was arrested in Zurich Switzerland as he was traveling to a film festival that was going to…not kidding…HONOR him and his life’s work. This could be a final step before Polanski finally faces justice. But a collection of ignorant and naive film directors from around the world have banded together in a cloud of insulting behavior and demanded he be set free and the tragedy of his incarceration come to an end. They believe his writing and directorial skill some how exempt him from being punished for raping a 13-year-old girl. Do they believe talented people have the right to rape children? Where were these people during the Michael Jackson trials? Will Harvey Weinstein start making documentaries with R. Kelly? Can Scorsese club baby seals?
I can’t imagine garment workers of the world uniting after the arrest of Kim Jong Il because he was such a bulwark of fashionable Dickies pants. Or great artists such as Dali and Warhol uniting to save Hitler from a Nuremberg trial because his art brought joy to so many tens of tens of people.
Polanski admitted to raping a 13-year-old girl. Anyone who helps him escape justice should be tried as an accomplice and aiding a known fugitive.
If Polanski is such a fan of drugs and rape, prison ought to be a blast for him!