Roman Polanski wins a directing award and writer Scott Weinberg delivers a withering shot

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The Venice Film Festival has just concluded and the winning film was “Joker”, the origin story of the DC comic book villain written and directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix.

In second place was a name many are familiar with, if a face not seen in these part for quite some time.

Roman Polanski's “An Officer and a Spy” took home the Venice Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize

— Variety (@Variety) September 7, 2019

Yes, they sure do love the convicted child rapist across the ocean. While they were celebrating the predator many here found it distasteful. Film writer Scott Weinberg managed to encapsulate the news succinctly.

normally he runs from juries

— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) September 7, 2019

Solid stuff, that.

— The Comic-Con Don, on the grind #inexorable (@hannibaltabu) September 7, 2019

The idea that Polanski is celebrated in any capacity is disturbing, of course, but hey –  that’s the industry for you.

Waiting for the day where he gets sentenced to jail. I don’t see how they’re letting this man be rewarded.

— choccymilkgirl (@Bridgetsonobe1) September 7, 2019

he did in the US where the rape occurred served 42 days then fled to europe, still hiding out there, being protected by other pedos

— trappin⚡ (@theaterOFpain1) September 7, 2019

Pedophilia always wins in show biz.

— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) September 7, 2019

Par for the course for that industry.

— Jake Tanner (@JTTX16) September 7, 2019

Pedofile. But ok, go ahead and call him that other thing.

🇨🇦🇱🇧Mark Ghanimé (@markghanime) September 7, 2019

Yet Mel Gibson is still considered a pariah to most of Hollywood for doing far less

Thank goodness this #Metoo nonsense is over with

— Subtle Genius🔺 (@2018Winning) September 7, 2019

Yea, we were rather tired of these rapist-defenders lecturing us on proper social behavior.

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