Whoopi Goldberg is facing a fierce backlash after saying that film director Roman Polanski didn’t commit “rape-rape” when he had unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Whoopi is a complete tit. Not so much for the sentiment which is purely that of the tribe of celebs rallying around one of their own. I note the petition now includes the signature of Woody Allen who fucked his own adopted daughter. I guess it’s pay-back time for Woody. But that’s not my main point. My main point is linguistic. Now we all (well all of us who sat through Sister Act anyway) know Ms Goldberg is not the sharpest pencil in the box but “rape-rape”? Has she been channelling Oprah? Have they done a mind-meld? Because “rape-rape” smacks somewhat of “vajayjay” which is Oprah’s baby-talk for the word “vagina”. Yes, vagina. See I’ve used it again. Grown-up people can use such words without embarrassment though in the case of Oprah I seem to prefer the term “twat”. Especially after she decided Obama was the One True King.
I can obviously see where Ms Goldberg is going in trying to excuse Polanski’s crime but the great irony is that the phrase (if I can call it that) “rape-rape” is oddly quite accurate for a case involving both vaginal (sorry vajayjayal) penetration and anal penetration. Roman Polanski did it. Get over it Hollywood because this is not Oscar Wilde being persecuted for a bit of man-love but one really depraved individual who fucked a child up the ass.
Read the whole thing. It is no wonder these people are entertainers if they can perform moral triple salcos like that because who knows what they can do when the director shouts, “Action!”?
PS I have seen one Polanski movie. I saw Rosemary’s Baby and thought it quite good. Although considering it showed a Satanic rape scene…
H/T indirectly to Julia M who made me think this through again.