The Problem With The #MeToo/Times Up Movement

Eunice Barron

Ever since the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations became headline news, it has shocked not only the Hollywood industry but socially as well.

Women of all ages in the workforce took these type of awareness more serious than before.

No one deserves to be inappropriately touched, raped or anything that isn’t consensual.

This includes not only women this also applies to everyone no matter what gender or age.

Ever since the #MeToo movement became viral, all of a sudden everyone seems to care about sexual abuse awareness.

In my personal belief, this movement is good for our society and to encourage women to speak up and ask for help when it occurs.

This issue in Hollywood should have been addressed years ago. Keeping an open secret like that can overtime destroy the victim.

The worst part about this is that these same victims could have spoken up and could have prevented future incidents within the industry.

Why do do think child stars or upcoming stars go crazy?

Of course there could be many things that could contribute when a celebrity does commit the most unexpected decisions.

There is no doubt that most celebrities do at least have been victims of sexual abuse.

It is a never ending cycle that would continue until someone has the courage to stop it.

It is understandable that back then was more difficult due to its time period and the fact that there was no advanced technology such as social media to spread the word.

Now our world is evolving and becoming more open, there is no excuse nowadays of staying silent.

The movement should also support men and people of all ages to speak up and create a better environment for everyone.

One of the issues that I personally have a problem with the #MeToo movement is that it mainly focuses on women being sexually assaulted but does not seem to address men who as well are victims of this.

Hollywood actors such as Terry Crews, James Vanderbeek, and Corey Feldman.

For years, Corey Feldman has been outspoken about his experience of sexual abuse and how it affected him including drug addiction and suicidal attempts.

Most importantly he addresses Hollywood’s problem with pedophilia.

For a fact, Feldman’s claims are true and must be taken seriously.

Unfortunately, these claims are not taken seriously and seem to be ignored in the dark by Hollywood and the mainstream media.

When Feldman guest appeared on The View back in 2013, Barbara Walters responded with “You’re damaging an entire industry” to his claims about pedophilia in Hollywood.

Barbara Walters demonstrates how much of a hypocrite she is as well people like her to speak like this.

Terry Crews also shared his story about being a assault victim.

Crews claims to have been groped by a high level male executive at a party in 2016.

The most shocking part of it was that incident occurred in front of his wife.

Crew’s testimony is a perfect example of how including big guys like him can also be victims of assault.

No matter who you are or what you look like these type of incidents can happen to anyone.