Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gore Vidal is an asshole

In an interview with The Atlantic, Vidal explains it to the rest of you.

ATLANTIC: In September, director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland for leaving the U.S. in 1978 before being sentenced to prison for raping a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson’s house in Hollywood. During the time of the original incident, you were working in the industry, and you and Polanski had a common friend in theater critic and producer Kenneth Tynan. So what’s your take on Polanski, this many years later?
VIDAL: I really don’t give a fuck. Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s been taken advantage of?
Vidal then goes on to blame Polanski’s legal problems on…
“an anti-Semitic and anti-fag thing … The idea that this girl was in her communion dress, a little angel all in white, being raped by this awful Jew, Polacko…”