Shane Black messed up.
Hiring a sex offender friend to share a scene with his lead actress... christ.
That said, Munn seems to be acting in an overzealous manner.
Black doesn't seem to have acted in an intentionally harmful manner.
Just.. put his trust in a friend who didn't deserve it.
Scene was deleted. Good.
Now they all should move on from this entire mess.
Who is socially acceptable with casting / making Hollywood movies?
Steven Wilder Striegel pleaded guilty to two felonies in 2010 for which he served six months in jail. That’s public record.
After this, Wilder was cast in several films including “Iron Man 3”.
* In the past it was believed, once a person had served their time, then they could work again. With a registered sex offender, a job was possible as long as children were not involved in the work setting.
- But it seems with Hollywood films, that is no longer true. What is being implied in the reactions to this scandal is that Wilder should never work in movies again.
* Olivia Munn’s complaint is that she was not fully informed of Wilder’s background while filming “The Predator”. True.
But Munn’s issue was eventually addressed by the filmmakers.
- Because Wilder’s scene was cut from “The Predator”.
- Still Munn wanted to expose Shane Black and the producers in the media for what they did (which led to Black’s public apology).
She has received a lot of support for her actions.
- Still, that brings up another implied message, that a person who has served time should be black listed from the Hollywood film industry.
* I don’t make a judgement if this is right or wrong. The general public will decide over time.
The Hollywood film industry with politicians & political organizations black listed multiple film makers in the 1950s for far left views.
A claim of national security was made then and several people who promoted the 50s black list never apologized for it.
- Black lists are always possible for who is allowed to make Hollywood movies.