Merry Christmas everyone! In case your holidays were going just a bit too well, Kevin Spacey is here to drop a completely bizarre video on Twitter to remind us he’s still a complete creep.
Just in case you forgot, a little over a year ago Kevin Spacey tried to use the LGBTQ+ community as a shield against rather horrific accusations by actor Anthony Rapp. We rejected this attempt at hijacking our community. For a year he was silent on social media and, generally, in the media as well (with a few small quotes here or there). And things were good. A rushed season of House of Cards was thrown out on Netflix without his character and he was erased from All The Money In The World just a few weeks prior to its release date. Hollywood was ejecting him completely from their productions and it felt like we were getting some justice.
But Kevin Spacey can’t stay away from the spotlight forever, it seems. He had to release this wackadoodle video on Christmas Eve, ensuring that people who were triggered by the news released last year have an absolutely terrible Christmas this year. Within two hours it was the number two trending topic on Twitter worldwide, just behind “Merry Christmas.” An hour later it was number one on Twitter above all the cheery holiday topics. Way to wreck the holiday spirit worldwide, you creep.
First, let’s look at the weird tweet itself:
Let Me Be Frank https://t.co/OzVGsX6Xbz
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 24, 2018
And of course the Internet is gonna be the Internet, so please enjoy some select responses on Twitter:
So you’re all saying I should probably take “Director and Co-Writer, Kevin Spacey’s Weird Christmas Eve YouTube Video” off my resume
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) December 24, 2018
If you’re a method actor and you get fired while you’re still in character, than you’re stuck doing that character forever. Kevin Spacey knows how weird that video is, but there’s nothing he can do about it.
— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) December 24, 2018
(Kevin Spacey is meeting with the worst PR company of all time)
PR flack: “So here’s our idea: we film you, in character as Frank Underwood, in a poorly-lit kitchen, reciting a ton of skin-crawling dialogue, and then we release the clip on Christmas Eve.”
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) December 24, 2018
If any other celebrity needs to go completely insane right now, Kevin Spacey has given you a few hours of cover.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) December 24, 2018
eternal sunshine but just for that kevin spacey video
— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) December 24, 2018
Media reports earlier this year: Kevin Spacey accused of sexual assault
Kevin Spacey: ……….. I’m gay
Media reports December 2018: Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault
Kevin Spacey: ……………………………… I’m Frank Underwood
— PUSHA TASH (@du_rag_cula) December 24, 2018
Kevin Spacey’s lawyer: welp, time to take a big sip of hot coffee and log on to Twitter pic.twitter.com/1P9Pejl2M6
— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) December 24, 2018
kevin spacey doing literally anything and immediately making himself look worse pic.twitter.com/IJdCZaqWk5
— sierra (@jasonsudeikiss) December 24, 2018
And yes, as one of those tweets above implied, there’s a new criminal complaint against him. The timing between the video and the news about the 2016 incident is weird for sure. Whether he made that video in an attempt to distract, sort of like how he did with the complaints from Rapp, or if the bizarre timing was purely coincidental I’m not sure. That video must have taken a little bit of time to write, film, and edit (and why oh why did nobody tell him how weird that is during that entire process?)
If it was an attempt to distract or deflect, I think it’s fairly clear that he’s horrible at it. This is the second time he’s come out with something hoping to turn attention away from himself, which only ended up amplifying the incident more.
Kevin Spacey, please go away. Stop deflecting. Stop distracting. Stop being creepy. Just stop.
Author: Angel Wilson
Angel is the admin of The Geekiary and a geek culture commentator. They earned a BA in Film & Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz. They have contributed to various podcasts and webcasts including An Englishman in San Diego, Free to Be Radio, and Genre TV for All. They’ve also written for Friends of Comic Con and is a 2019 Hugo Award winner for contributing fanfic on AO3. They identify as queer.
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