A few days ago, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp went on record to recount the time actor Kevin Spacey made sexual advances towards him in 1986 when the two were working together on the Broadway play, Precious Sons. Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14 years old at the time.
Earlier today, Spacey addressed the accusations with a note, admitting that he didn’t remember but sent out his “sincerest apology” to the now 46-year-old actor. While he did admit that he would now examine his actions, he used the apology as a way of coming out of the closet, admitting that has now chosen to live life as a gay man and that he wants to deal with it “honestly and openly”.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
People on Twitter, however, are not happy with Spacey making his note sound less like an apology and more like his coming-out story. Many have even slammed the House of Cards actor, for using the opportunity more about himself and less about the story of how he allegedly molested a child. Here are some of the reactions:
Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 30, 2017
SEXUAL ASSAULT IS NOT ABOUT SEXUALITY. SEXUAL ASSAULT IS ABOUT POWER. SAY IT WITH ME, PLEASE. #KevinSpacey
— Jordan Gavaris (@JordanGavaris) October 30, 2017
When Kevin Spacey tries to turn child molestation allegations into a heartwarming coming out story. Oh, Hollywood. https://t.co/M91QFQzQIH
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) October 30, 2017
Diverting a sexual assault conversation by declaring his sexuality thus ensuring the latter becomes the media focus – what an Underwood move
— Priyal (@priyal) October 30, 2017
1) it’s NOT news that Kevin Spacey is gay
2) don’t you dare make that the headline
3) this is about sexual assault
— Richelle Carey (@RichelleCarey) October 30, 2017
The news is not that he’s gay. The news is that he’s a predator.
We could celebrate the former; now we never will. #KevinSpacey
— Spooky AnneB (@abroshar) October 30, 2017
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) October 30, 2017
— Stoop Crone ? (@linnieloowho) October 30, 2017
Feature Image: Netflix/House of Cards screen grab