You know how some celebrities always look the same in photos? Woody Allen’s one of those. He tends to look bewildered.
And bewildered is how many feel every time that they see Woody Allen out and about instead of, you know, rotting in a jail cell.
Ellen Pompeo is courageously speaking out and slamming Woody Allen. Honestly? “Fool” is, relatively speaking, one of the nicest thing’s Allen’s ever been called.
Ellen Pompeo quoted a HelloGiggles (love that site) tweet that read:
“A journalist went through Woody Allen’s personal journals and found he was obsessed with teenage girls.”
Pompeo quoted that tweet with, well, what we were all thinking:
“I haven’t gone through his personal journals and I knew that… shocked the people that work with this man
#ambition is [blind].”
And that was only the beginning of what she had to say.
When someone in a now-deleted tweet apparently tried to suggest that Woody Allen had “made mistakes” in the past (that’s what we infer that they said,” Pompeo replied:
“I don’t call it a mistake… he married his daughter…people see what they want to see or don’t…Kind of hard not to see who this fool is.”
Like we said — “fool” is pretty much the nicest word for Woody Allen, considering the damning accusations that he molested Dylan Farrow as a child. Also he married his daughter, Soon-Yi.
But Ellen Pompeo was just getting started
Ellen Pompeo continued by targeting Woody Allen’s alleged racism, tweeting:
“And while we’re on the subject & I’m fired up has this fool ever put one poc in any of his movies ever?” and “What about Hispanic or Asian actors? Or are asians only for him to molest? You know me when I get started.”
Woody Allen’s casting tends to be about as white as snow on a golf course, but one follower pointed out that Penelope Cruz won an Oscar for her role in one of his films.
Pompeo acknowledged this, but notes that she genuinely doesn’t know about who’s in his films, because:
“I wouldn’t know because I don’t watch that bougie s–t.”
Honestly, it’s always nice to see Ellen Pompeo go off.
One tweeter mentioned to Ellen Pompeo that some people try to “separate the professional from the person.”
You know, like going to Chick-fil-A despite their politics, or seeing a Johnny Depp film despite the abuse allegations, or seeing a film by Brett Ratner or Roman Polanski or Brian Singer or … well, there are way too many names.
Ellen replied: “You know what I call that?? Ducking predators and chasing trophies…it’s WEAK AF.”
Ellen went on to talk about how, too often, black women’s voices are ignored when they accuse a man of sexual predation.
She cites the many accusations against Bill Cosby, the first of which were ignored for years and years and years before soem famous white women spoke out.
And, in the mean time, famous actresses who should know better — actresses whom I admire, like Selena Gomez and Blake Lively — continue to work with Woody Allen.
It takes people like Ellen Pompeo using their platforms to keep momentum going.
Woody Allen has not had his Weinstein moment yet. While many people eagerly await the day that Woody Allen is no longer among the living, it’s their hope that he’ll die in prison rather in the comfort of his home.
He’s 82-years-old and those who want to see him brought to justice and publicly disgraced know that the clock is ticking.
James Franco, accused of having an inappropriate interest in underage teen girls, won for The Disaster Artist last night. And accused wife-beater Gary Oldman won Best Actor.
Society has a long, long way to go.
But even among other controversial and despised figures who still roam free, Woody Allen continues to stick out like a sore thumb.