Monday, September 28, 2009

Polanski: Fame And Justice

As I'm sure many of you already know, Roman Polanski was arrested this weekend in Switzerland and is to be extradited to the United States after being on the run abroad for over 30 years. For those of you who don't even know who Roman Polanski is, he is the famous director of films like "Rosemary's Baby" and "China Town" who plead guilty to unlawful sex with a minor (the details of which are much more disturbing than the euphemistic legal term implies) and then promptly fled the country to escape sentencing. He was living abroad for the past 30 years (still making movies and getting awards).

This goes to show that no matter how famous or talented one is, he/she is not above the universal truth that you reap what you sow. It may take a long time for you to catch that boomerang, but trust that it will happen (just ask Orenthal James). So folks like R. Kelly (you know it was you in that video) and Robert Blake shouldn't get to comfortable, because it will soon be harvest time.

Now there are some people in the media that are questioning whether the arrest of Polanski was fair, just, correct, or just plain nice (it’s not like he did something really bad like…dog fighting or something). My only response to Polanski supporters comes in the form of a question: What if it were your daughter that he drugged and raped over 30 years ago?

If and when Polanski get’s extradited to back to the United States to face the music, justice will have been finally served in my humble opinion.



uglyblackjohn said...

And just last year (during award season) there was talk of vacating the conviction.

Mr. Noface said...

Now there is a petition from Hollywood and the French Film Industry's elite, calling for Polanski's release. And stars wonder why people don't take the opinions coming from Hollywood seriously.

Black Diaspora said...

Was it Debra Winger that recently threw her support behind Polanski?

Why are some women so willingly to overlook this atrocity?

"What goes around comes around," as it's popularly stated.

I've lived long enough to see many "come arounds," and the truth of the statement.

Just recently: John Couey, Jessica Lunsford's killer, dies in prison.

I think it was cancer. Don't hold me to it. Memory goes on the blink sometime.