March 01, 2004
Cycle of Violence
Tim Robbins last night, accepting the Oscar for his supporting role in Mystic River:
In this movie I play a victim of abuse and violence and if you are a person who has had that tragedy befall you, there is no shame and no weakness in seeking help and counselling.
It is sometimes the strongest thing you can do to stop the cycle of violence
You'd think that a man of Tim Robbins' compassion for the victims of abuse and violence would have been more enthusiastic
about stopping the cycle of child abuse and violence in Iraq
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at March 01, 2004 07:54 AM
Lets give him credit for not being political.
I think he is being political over an apple pie type issue, one that no one will likely take offense. I'll bet the extent of his advocacy against victims of abuse is a couple of throwaway comments and role in a film for which his was paid handsomely. He feels good about himself, then moves on for more superior posturing on another issue.
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My understanding is that the Oscars have lost nearly 50% of their viewing audience over the last few years. (And were it not gor gay people hosting Oscar parties, it would probably be much more.) I think people are just fed up with these self-absorbed celebrity twits... and good on everyone who is.