Netflix announced on Monday that it would be pulling the plug on their acclaimed series House of Cards after allegations surfaced yesterday that Kevin Spacey, the series’ main character, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old back in 1986.
“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey,” said the companies in a joint statement, “In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”
The decision to end the show was confirmed by Deadline.com and sent immediate shock waves across social media, signaling the coming collapse of Hollywood’s pedo-empire.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) October 30, 2017
Despite Netflix’s tendency to closely-guard their viewership numbers, House of Cards was one of their most-watched shows according to independent analysis.
Nominated for a long list of awards including 33 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 8 Golden Globe nominations, the show’s cancelling marks an ironic collapse of Hollywood’s pedophile “house of cards.”
In recent weeks, catalyzed by the Harvey Weinstein revelations, more and more allegations are surfacing of rampant sexual abuse and pedophilia within Hollywood—a sphere of public life always portrayed as a bastion of “liberalism.”
Yesterday, actor Anthony Rapp came forward and alleged that Kevin Spacey sexually molested him decades ago.
As reported by Deadline:
“Rapp claimed that then-26-year-old Spacey drunkenly put the teen on a bed to ‘seduce’ him. ‘I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually,’ Rapp said last night of the 1986 incident when Spacey and he were both on Broadway in a revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Precious Sons, respectively.”
Kevin Spacey would later respond on his official Twitter account, bizarrely taking the opportunity to also come out as gay, a decision that many people interpreted as a means of deflecting from the allegations:
As if his terrible conflation of pedophilia and homosexuality wasn't enough, now he's screwing with my Netflix. https://t.co/AOnGtZOGqi
— Elura Nanos (@EluraNanos) October 30, 2017
Judge – "how does the defendant plead to the charge of sexual harassment with a minor?"
Kevin Spacey [lips right on mic] "gay your honor"
— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) October 30, 2017
Kevin Spacey had 21,279 other days to announce that he was gay. Instead, he waited until the day he was accused of child molestation. 🤔
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) October 30, 2017
The following weeks should be very interesting as the PedoGate dam continues to break, sending a flood of horrific sexual abuse claims into the public spotlight.
Just last week, actor Corey Feldman came out and alleged he, too, was sexually harassed at a young age.