Kevin Spacey Admitted He’s Gay, But at the Worst Possible Time | 22 Words

Kevin Spacey Admitted He’s Gay, But at the Worst Possible Time

ctor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed News he was 14 years old when a then-26-year-old Kevin Spacey climbed on top of him and propositioned him for sex at a party at Spacey's apartment in 1986.

Rapp finally felt comfortable speaking out about his experience thanks to the brave women who've come forward with their stories of sexual assault and harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, and others.

Spacey made a statement after Rapp's allegations went public, and he used the opportunity to come out as gay. The problem with this tactic is that Spacey perpetuated the harmful, false stereotype that gay men are sexual predators by using his gayness as an excuse for his pederasty — to be clear, Spacey's penchant for inappropriately propositioning minors is 100 percent unrelated to his homosexuality. Many are rightly furious that he conflated the two.

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