The Hollywood Reporter faced criticism on Thursday after publishing a profile of journalist Charlie Rose which many found to be sympathetic toward the former television personality facing numerous allegations of sexual harassment.
The article describes the accusations brought against Rose by at least eight women as “devastating,” forcing the 76-year-old to spend most of his days at his 5,500-square-foot Long Island home ever since the bombshell reports arrived during the Me Too movement.
“I was expecting a MeToo backlash but I admit I was NOT expecting it to take the form of ‘the literal exact people accused by multiple women of unambiguously egregious behavior get sob stories about How Lonely They Are Now,'” wrote Dara Lind — a reporter for Vox.
I was expecting a MeToo backlash but I admit I was NOT expecting it to take the form of "the literal exact people accused by multiple women of unambiguously egregious behavior get sob stories about How Lonely They Are Now" https://t.co/507JF0K4Pr
— Dara Lind (@DLind) April 12, 2018
“Uh-oh, looks like we have another entry in the growing “Rich, Powerful Man Is Sad Because of #MeToo’ genre,” wrote Vogue contributing editor Michelle Ruiz.
— Meredith Blake (@MeredithBlake) April 12, 2018
Neighbors told The Hollywood Reporter that Rose’s housekeeper picks up his food most days, as the celebrity avoids the public eye from his five hideaway estates, including homes in New York city, North Carolina, Washington D.C. and Long Island.
“Poor, poor Charlie Rose having to decamp to his 5,000-sq-foot mansion,” Ruiz added.
Others noted how “unfortunate” it was for Rose to endure such a life of hardship after being exposed as an alleged sexual assaulter, no longer being able to enjoy his typical Manhattan watering holes and instead “decamping” to mansions across the country.
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now: a rich white man is a bit sad after getting caught serially sexually harassing.
In a tragic turn of events, we learn, he *goes to his favourite cafe a bit less*, & his housekeeper picks up his food instead 😥😫 https://t.co/Hyyqbm4iPO
— Louise Raw (@LouiseRawAuthor) April 12, 2018
the instinct to laud powerful men is so strong that “brilliant” ends up in the headline about a guy drinking & playing tennis https://t.co/KH9IQk4KdF
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) April 12, 2018
complete list of all the places Charlie Rose dines, mentioned in this frankly insane article
Bellport Village Bistro
at his Long Island home, occasionally with Isabella Rossellinihttps://t.co/gx6MVy2Mw1
— Jason Linkins (@dceiver) April 12, 2018
hey @THR I know you aren't actual journalists, but describing Charlie Rose as "brilliant", "broken" and "lonely" and the allegations against him as "devastating" is deeply disrespectful his victims. pic.twitter.com/bcWHsEa2m3
— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) April 12, 2018
Most media have more interest in, and sympathy for, rich white male sexual assaulters than for their female (and male) victims — particularly when they are not rich and white. https://t.co/UptVaYh4ls
— Cas Mudde 🤘 (@CasMudde) April 12, 2018
Maybe a "How are Charlie Rose's victims coping?" article is more useful than a "Charlie Rose has a sad" article.
— Steven Santos (@stevensantos) April 12, 2018
— Spirit Equality (@SpiritEquality) April 12, 2018
I'm torn here, on the one hand this is exactly the piece people *shouldn't* be writing about disgraced public figures. Also, disgraced public figures are interesting! https://t.co/qToQDOSwKw pic.twitter.com/pJ4Mawgan4
— Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) April 12, 2018
Charlie Rose’s “broken” life involves living in a waterfront mansion, playing tennis, dining without people interrupting his meal. Tragic. https://t.co/n1DdiGhRWb
— Jillian Jorgensen (@Jill_Jorgensen) April 12, 2018
Meanwhile, a new exposé is reportedly dropping any day about Rose’s tenure at CBS and his reported sexual misconduct.
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