Tom Hanks has offered some comments about the Harvey Weinstein scandal but his words aren’t very comforting. According to Hanks, there’s a lot of this sort of thing going on.
The Daily Caller reports:
Tom Hanks Knows ‘All Kinds Of People’ Like Harvey Weinstein
Tom Hanks has never worked with Harvey Weinstein, but he wasn’t surprised to hear how he’s treated numerous women over the past few decades.
In an interview with The New York Times titled “Hollywood’s Most Decent Fell on Weinstein, Trump and History” published Wednesday, Hanks admits he knows plenty of rich and powerful people who act like Weinstein did.
“I’ve never worked with Harvey,” he began. “But, aah, it all just sort of fits, doesn’t it?”
Although Hanks didn’t work with him, many people in Hollywood did and several of them covered up for him. When asked why that is, Hanks pointed to Weinstein’s position of power.
“Isn’t it part and parcel to all of society somehow, that people in power get away with this?” Hanks responded. “Look, I don’t want to rag on Harvey but so obviously something went down there. You can’t buy, ‘Oh, well, I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s and so therefore . . .’ I did, too. So I think it’s like, well, what do you want from this position of power? I know all kinds of people that just love hitting on, or making the lives of underlings some degree of miserable, because they can.”
Hollywood just sounds delightful, doesn’t it?