Twitter Calls Out Globes For Honoring Kirk Douglas, Accused of Raping Natalie Wood
During Sunday night’s telecast of the Golden Globes, the awards show took a moment to pay tribute to movie legend Kirk Douglas.
After a montage highlighting a long and successful career, the 101-year-old actor appeared on stage with his actress daughter-in-law, Catherine Zeta-Jones. They presented the award for Best Screenplay.
However, Twitter took issue with the moment. Not necessarily because it was difficult to understand the actor’s speech, but because Douglas is rumored to have raped actress Natalie Wood.
A 2012 Gawker article has been circulating of Robert Downey Jr. reviving the accusation that Douglas repeatedly raped Wood in a hotel room when she was an up and coming actress.
Here’s a sampling of the criticism on social media:
— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) January 8, 2018
— Paul Wontorek (@PaulWontorek) January 8, 2018
Isn’t there some questionable alleged assault history with Kirk Douglas and Natalie Wood that makes this tribute somewhat… complicated… on this night? #GoldenGlobes
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) January 8, 2018
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) January 8, 2018
Maybe not the night to honor Kirk Douglas https://t.co/5opXtw1zi8
— Kyle Bunch (@bunch) January 8, 2018
Just leaving this here. https://t.co/scQTEZ7zPV
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) January 8, 2018
Yeah, the Kirk Douglas tribute makes me cringe. Look at Hollywood history to find out why.
— Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film) January 8, 2018
A particularly bad year for a Kirk Douglas tribute #goldenglobes
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 8, 2018
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