Harvey Weinstein Needs to “Put up or Shut up”Posted: August 6, 2012
In my humble opinion: Harvey Weinstein needs make up his damn mind. If Harvey Weistein was a politician the most accurate phrase to describe his politics would be “flip-flopping.” Harvey Weinstein made headlines a few months ago when he spoke out against the Motion Picture Association of America about the documentary Bully receiving an R rating instead of a PG-13 rating. He was upset that by giving the documentary an R rating, many of the children that are bullied or are the ones bullying wouldn’t be able to go see the movie and experience its message about anti-bullying. So basically, he was pissed that the movie was being censored. NOW he is calling for a filmmakers summit on violence in film. He is calling for this summit in the wake of the tragedy that took place in Colorado during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Now please don’t get me wrong, the tragedy was a horrendous event that should never have happened and one that I hope will never occur again. However, is Harvey Weinstein the one that should be calling for this summit? I mean, this is the same man who spoke out against censorship with regards to Bully, but now wants to meet with filmmakers and discuss their responsibility about violence in their films. Let’s also not forget that Mr. Weistein served as Producer / Executive Producer on all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies (which are violent…but GREAT films) as well other violent movies like; Scream, Equilibrium, Sin City, and Rambo. Harvey just seems a little wishy washy on when he is for or against censorship in movies and how they should be governed but like I said, that’s just my opinion.