Natalie Portman is a total feminist. For instance, at the Golden Globes, she wore all black, signaling that it’s “Time’s Up” for sexual harassment in Hollywood. And she made it clear while she was presenting the award for Best Director how uncool it was that only men (gross) were nominated.
The appearance of it all is lovely, of course. But Portman, like the rest of her Hollywood cohorts righteously decked-out in all black, is a phony.
It appears that Ms. Portman only cares about some instances of sexual misconduct, or that people merely believe she cares, since the actresses signed a petition calling for child rapist Roman Polanski to be pardoned.
Portman signed the petition created in 2009 by France’s Bernard Henri Levy, which called for the release of the director. Other Hollywood elites, such as Harrison Ford and Emma Thompson (before she eventually removed her name) also lent their signatures.
Polanski, as you might recall, pleaded guilty to child rape in 1978 and has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women.
“The incident which sparked the long battle took place in 1977, when Polanski had unlawful sex with 13-year-old Samantha Gailey at actor Jack Nicholson’s Hollywood home,” reported the BBC in 2009. “The film-maker was arrested and charged with a string of offences, eventually admitting to having sex with a minor. The other charges were dropped as part of a plea bargain.”
But, remember, Portman wore all black and bashed men while the cameras were rolling, so she’s still a feminist. Or something.