Mary Wakefield Mary Wakefield

Hollywood A-listers should stop shrieking and admit Trump was right – when you are a star, women let you do what you want

As awful as Donald Trump is, as oafish his attitude to women, I think his celebrity haters are even worse. Since the Trump tape was leaked, and The Donald’s special way with the ladies made public, Tinseltown has started to emit a collective shriek of A-list rage. Mark Ruffalo (the Incredible Hulk) and pals have begun an anti-Trump petition: ‘Artists United Against Hate’; Cher compared Trump to Hitler; Jennifer Lawrence has said that she thinks the world might actually end if Trump won. Robert De Niro has released a video in which he simply insults Trump straight to camera: ‘He’s a punk, a dog. He’s a pig…I’d like to punch him in the face.’ I’d like to give them all a shake, for being such appalling hypocrites. Here’s what Trump said:

‘You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. Anything.’

Well it’s nasty, but it’s hardly surprising. There he is with his peach-tint comb-over and politics to match: over-blown, concocted. Of course he’s a groper: Look at him.

It’s nasty, but it’s also an attitude that’s most prevalent in Hollywood, in the still murky world of casting couches. All of those outraged celebrities who’ve had such fun attacking Trump know perfectly well that powerful studio heads still abuse their power and expect and get sex in return for acting jobs. So where’s the celebrity uproar about that?

Where, for instance, was ‘Artists United Against Hate’ when Harvey Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax Studios was accused of assaulting a young Italian model in the spring of last year? Though the charges were dropped, Harvey never denied the groping which was wise of him because he’s famous for it.

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