Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Natalie Portman believes that eating meat is just as bad as rape. Wow. Really?

Someone needs to keep her mouth SHUT.

So here's the thing. Natalie Portman has equated eating meat with RAPE. I will be so bold as to say her stint at an Ivy League university taught her NOTHING. It sounds to me that fooling around with (read: snorting coke and eff you see kaying Sean Peen Penn while he was still married) gave her the license to say completely stupid things like this:

"I say that Foer's (who wrote an essay for The New York Times magazine) ethical charge against animal eating is brave because not only is it unpopular, it has also been characterized as unmanly, inconsiderate, and juvenile. But he reminds us that being a man, and a human, takes more thought than just "This is tasty, and that's why I do it." He posits that consideration, as promoted by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, which has more to do with being polite to your tablemates than sticking to your own ideals, would be absurd if applied to any other belief (e.g., I don't believe in rape, but if it's what it takes to please my dinner hosts, then so be it)."

I'm more than appalled by Portman's statement. It bears noting, too, that she was one of the many "artists" who signed the petition for the release of child rapist Roman Polanski. Clearly, this naive young woman has no idea what kind of horror rape victims suffer by comparing the assault to merely eating a cheeseburger.

I would be very pleased if Portman took a moment to truly think about what she said regarding a very serious issue. I'd also be happy if she spent some time hearing the very real stories of women and children who have suffered the atrocity of rape. 



sumyandmontysma said...

she is a real piece of work...

Anonymous said...

Natalie Portman is far too intelligent and has far too much integrity to jump on board the lynch Polanski bus. She not only personally knows Polanski but also realizes that the victim's grand jury testimony is suspect. Interestingly enough even the press in 1977 stated that the probation report found the victim “willing”. One can be sure that if the State actually thought pundits would do anything other than parrot the victim’s testimony as the gospel truth they never would have started the extradition process.

DivaJulia said...

Anon: Yeah. You're right. A drugged and drunk 13 year old girl TOTALLY asked and was "willing" to be anally raped by Roman Polanski.

Anonymous said...

There is no proof that the girl was anally raped. Your comment assumes that the several civil servants who authored the probation report are wrong. Perhaps you should consider that they had far more information than just Geimer's testimony and there may be facts which point to Geimer being in their words "willing".